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Mayor Tom Barrett

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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. 

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. 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. more

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

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A measure to increase pay for elected officials in Milwaukee—which would include members of the Common Council—was sent back to committee during a Monday council meeting. more

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Hundreds of people gathered at Cathedral Square Park on Friday afternoon for the grand opening celebration of “The Hop,” Milwaukee’s new streetcar system. more

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A recent uptick in hate crimes across the nation, including the most recent incidents in Pittsburgh and Kentucky, led some on the left in Wisconsin to respond with harsh words. more

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Even a week before The Hop, Milwaukee’s new streetcar, starts running, it is still facing staunch opposition and questions about its future. more

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$7.6 million will be used to remove lead and other hazards from homes. more

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The fight to create a new Inspector General position for the City of Milwaukee is over. more

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The 2019 City of Milwaukee proposed budget includes a 23% increase for the Police Department compared to the 2014 budget. more

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Besides assuring urban voters Tony Evers won’t be openly hostile to them like Scott Walker has always been, Mandela Barnes speaks to the struggles of families in all neighborhoods in Wisconsin. more

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After seeing his promise to create 250,000 private-sector jobs in his first term in office fail utterly, Gov. Walker was no doubt happy to check off a different priority on his to-do list, but was he right in doing so? more

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Many of our city’s men are struggling because they are dealing with poverty, child support and other issues, but they don’t know where to turn. Milwaukee’s Natasha Dotson helps steer them in the right direction. more

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After years of debate, construction and more debate, the Milwaukee streetcar finally has an opening date. The streetcar, dubbed “the Hop” will begin service on Friday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. more

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The City of Milwaukee is taking drastic measures to gain control over an issue that has dominated the headlines for months; the lead crisis. more

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Civil Rights leader Velvalea “Vel” Phillips spent years fighting for equal rights across Milwaukee, marching across many of its streets, so it only makes sense that a street would be renamed in her honor. more

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A Milwaukee community advocacy group is calling for a formal investigation into Milwaukee’s lead prevention program after a recent state report found that the program had massive “program deficiencies.” more

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In the wake of the Sterling Brown tasing incident, racial minorities are still waiting for enforcement of a simple rule: that police treat black and brown citizens with the same respect for their lives as they do citizens in white neighborhoods. more

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Building bike infrastructure has benefits that go beyond just cyclists. Milwaukee is slowly catching up to other cities in this area. more

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, designed to prevent housing discrimination. But in the city of Milwaukee, much more work needs to be done to successfully integrate its neighborhoods. more

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