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People being poisoned by lead in their homes has recently gained widespread attention in Milwaukee. Lead toxicity is just one issue relating to what’s termed Environmental Justice. Read more

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The Milwaukee County Board and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele don’t agree on much, but they agree that the county needs financial help from the state. Read more

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Milwaukee County officials want to make sure they get a fair bargain from the state. That’s why they proposed a sweeping set of solutions Thursday in order to avert a funding crisis facing the county. Read more

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While most states, including our nearest neighbors, move quickly toward cannabis reform, Wisconsin is lagging far behind. Read more

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JobLines, bus routes set up to bring people to work, are struggling to find funding, despite their popularity among Downtown Milwaukee workers. Read more

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A barricaded historic pedestrian bridge in Milwaukee’s Lake Park can be restored, according to a new report by a structural engineering firm with expertise in repairing historic bridges. Read more

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Chris Abele wants control. When Abele-funded candidates win elections, who do you think they will be responsive to: their constituents or the guy that bought them their job? Read more

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As long as Wisconsin’s elected public officials aren’t greatly increasing their support of local road projects, it’s hard to believe they would have ever halted the ongoing general trend toward the adoption of county wheel taxes. Read more

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Milwaukee’s North Point Lighthouse is a model for how neighborhood organizing and environmental activism can result in an institution that draws people to a historic site. Read more

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This is our clearinghouse for all activities in the greater Milwaukee area that peacefully push back against discriminatory, reactionary and authoritarian actions and policies fomented by the right wing. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

"Being from Milwaukee has helped mold who I am today,” Brookshire said. “Seeing the shift of lack in safety concerns me." Read more

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“Can the county afford a park system as extensive as it is today?” asks Wisconsin Policy Forum’s president Rob Henken. “Can Milwaukee County government continue its current level of support for things like the zoo, museum and the Marcus Center?” Read more

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A recent decision by Milwaukee County officials to oust the weekly Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market from the Mitchell Park Domes Greenhouse Annex remains unresolved. The community-serving economic generator averaged nearly 1,800 visitors at ... Read more

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Despite Milwaukee County’s long-standing Anti-Secrecy Policy, County Executive Chris Abele and his administrators often operate in the shadows; indeed, four county committees addressing parks issues, convened since 2016 by Abele or his ... Read more

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Sen. Leah Vukmir’s bill, Senate Bill 54 (SB54), mandates that the Wisconsin Department of Correction (DOC) recommend revocation for anyone on DOC supervision who is merely charged with a new violent misdemeanor or any type of felony. Read more

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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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Birth Cost Recovery (BCR) discourages prompt prenatal care, deters fathers from participating in family support and drains resources from low-income households. Read more

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Lest Milwaukee County residents who oppose parking meters in county parks feel too comfortable about the county executive’s decision to pull the plan, he is now trying to circumvent the public by gaining more personal power. Read more

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Wisconsin has fallen behind other states in revising antiquated laws that turn minor possession of marijuana into a felony. In Milwaukee County, those laws seem to be enforced more stringently against African American males. Read more

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Pretty often on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly culture chat show with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record's Matt Wild and I, our conversations take us into territory we don't know much about. This week we try to remedy that by bringing in somebody wh.. Read more

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