Jonathan Brostoff

The Shepherd Express’ Saving Our Democracy column for the week of May 3-9 details several important political and social activism events you can attend throughout the coming week. Read more

Saving Our Democracy


Photo credit: Chris Abele for Milwaukee County Executive Facebook Page

A bill to drastically increase Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s power and decrease the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors’ jurisdiction drew much opposition and limited support at a recent state legislative hearing. Read more

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The lawmakers are responding to the FCC’s vote last month to repeal net neutrality regulations that prohibited broadband providers from censoring content and charging for a higher-quality online experience. Read more

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“The basis for all fear is ignorance. And ignorance promotes hatred. And hatred promotes violence.” Read more

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Certified nursing assistants are blaming low wages for the looming crises at Wisconsin’s long-term care facilities. Read more

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State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) is convening aspecial listening session on behavioral health on Saturday, Feb. 6, noon-3p.m., at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St. I can’t tell you how sorely this listening session.. Read more

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Flint’s water crisis is a direct result of seeing a public necessity—clean drinking water—as just another line item in a budget, a municipal function that small-government Republicans love to eliminate because they believe private corporati... Read more

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Is Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele ending homelessness as we know it? Or is he ignoring the needs of Milwaukee’s homeless families and individuals at the expense of his own needs? Read more

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Have you recoveredfrom a low-turnout election that turned out to have some pretty dramaticresults? I’m still digesting the primary returns, but it’s safe to say thatzombie Republican votes—sorry, votes by "one day only" Democrats—definitely had.. Read more

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I’m still processingall that was said during the Shepherd’s forum last night for the candidatesrunning in the Democraticprimary for Assembly District 19. This is an open seat, one long held byJon Richards, who’s now running for attorneygenera.. Read more

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When Democratic state Rep. Jon Richards announced that he would run for attorney general and not seek re-election to Assembly District 19, it was a given that Read more

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All eyes—and the media—will be focused on the gubernatorial race this fall. But before voters determine whether Gov. Scott Walker deserves a second term on Nov. Read more

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Jonathan Brostoff recently announced his candidacy for the East Side Assembly seat being vacated by Democrat Jon Richards, who is running for Wisconsin attorney general. The Assembly district includes the Read more

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Milwaukee’s At Latl consists of Kevin Christensen, Dan Mahony and Kent Watson. The band delivers each song in a delicate balance of addictive originality with no tiresome phrasing. Listeners are brought into every song rather like an overhe... Read more

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New generations of concert prodigies appear with predictable regularity, receiving numerous honors at young persons’ international competitions, yet too often they wear out their early promise by having to compete with a pop-culture environ... Read more

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