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Tom Barrett is the 44th and current Mayor of Milwaukee. He was elected Mayor in 2004, and from 1993-2003 he served in the United States House of Representatives. 

When Milwaukee County officials tried to increase local sales taxes in 2008, they gave the final say on the proposal to state lawmakers. Many now think that was a mistake. Read more

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“They do not understand what a positive influence my husband was in the Milwaukee community,” says Kristine De La Cruz. Read more

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Mayor Barrett announced his proposed 2020 city budget Tuesday. Read more

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Read Saving Our Democracy to find an event of social or political activism you can get personally involved with in the greater Milwaukee area. Read more

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Community leaders face the challenge of representing all of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods during the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Read more

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Mayor Barrett issued a stern warning about sidewalk use last week. Read more

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Get personally involved in local politics and social justice causes; find out how by reading Saving Our Democracy. Read more

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Electric scooters have returned to Milwaukee (via Lime so far) and are raising questions on their presence in the city. Read more

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In order to extend the streetcar to Wisconsin Ave., a 4-mile M-Line extension along Vel R. Phillips Avenue and 5th Street would be needed. Read more

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The bipartisan measure says that scooters must weigh less than 100 pounds and be kept to 15 mph or less. Read more

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The most successful PrideFest and Pride Parade yet in Milwaukee reflect progress for our city. Read more

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The City of Milwaukee is sending a direct message to its citizens. Do not litter. Read more

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The United Performing Arts Fund kicks off their 2019 fundraising campaign in support of Milwaukee-area arts organizations on Monday, March 4, with a gala event. Read more

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A 2018 national climate change assessment notes that, in the Great Lakes region, lake surface temperatures are increasing, ice cover is declining and seasonal stratification of temperatures in the lakes is occurring earlier in the year. What can be d Read more

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The Hop announced its December ridership numbers Tuesday, with a slight uptick in the average amount of daily rides compared to the inaugural month of November. Read more

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Should the Bucks pay for part of an extension to the Fiserv Forum? Read more

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Milwaukee has a good chance to host the 2020 Democratic Party National Convention. Can you help make it so? Read more

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The Milwaukee Common Council voted Tuesday to override all of Mayor Tom Barrett’s five vetoes of the council’s amendments to the 2019 city budget. Read more

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After almost five hours of debate, the 2019 proposed City of Milwaukee budget was passed by the Common Council Tuesday. Read more

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The group began a leafletting campaign last week in front of Mayor Tom Barrett’s house. Read more

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