Property Taxes

What is the real value of the Mitchell Park Domes? What are the Domes worth to Milwaukee? Those are two of the questions Milwaukee County residents will be grappling with as we determine whether o, more

Dec 6, 2016 4:26 PM News Features 1 Comments

Parks need to be protected from destruction now more than ever from two ugly forces in modern-day politics. more

Sep 13, 2016 4:23 PM Taking Liberties 7 Comments

As you watch Chris Abele’s incessant attack ads until the April 5 election, remember: When Chris Abele attacks Chris Larson over his “tax plan,” he’s really attacking the majority of Milwaukee County voters. more

Mar 29, 2016 4:58 PM News Features 6 Comments

"County Executive Chris Abele saddled more property taxes on the backs of Milwaukee County residents, and only Milwaukee County residents, to fund the arena deal,” says Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik. more

Aug 4, 2015 8:30 PM Issue of the Week 3 Comments

Suddenly, in Milwaukee and across much of the country, one totally mundane, down-to-earth, common-as-dirt topic seems to be crowding out all those contrived controversies politicians more

Mar 5, 2014 5:07 PM Taking Liberties

Pre-election state-of-the-state speeches by governors are even more dishonest than they are in other years. In Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s speech, he pretended Wisconsin’s job creation was booming when it trails most other states, having... more

Jan 29, 2014 7:07 PM Taking Liberties

Golly, can anybody in this state think of a better way to spend $100 million than trying to buy Wisconsin voters with a 13-buck tip? more

Oct 23, 2013 3:12 PM Taking Liberties

State legislators are poised to rubber-stamp Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to send an extra $100 million to schools to drive down property taxes. The property tax cut is so important to Walker more

Oct 20, 2013 6:26 PM Issue of the Week

It was no surprise that Gov. Scott Walker yet again expanded the state’s voucher school program, under the guise of providing more choice for families. Walker proposes to implement vouchers in nine additional districts, as well more

Feb 27, 2013 4:33 PM News Features

Gov. Scott Walker, futilely arguing against a recall attempt that has the support of a million Wisconsinites, has just offered up his latest TV ad, which, like his previous ads, is full of lies. In “Promises Kept,” Walker speaks directly... more

Mar 7, 2012 12:00 AM Issue of the Week 16 Comments

Veteran British actor Albert Finney is magnificent in “A Rather English Marriage” (1999). For the award-winning UK television drama (out now on DVD), Finney plays Squadron Leader Reggie Conyngham-Jervis, an upper-class Englishman of ponderous and.. more

Apr 8, 2009 4:00 AM I Hate Hollywood

OnNov. 4, Milwaukee County voters will have the opportunity to advisetheir elected officials on a proposal to shift the tax burden forparks, recreational and cultural,Cover Story more

Sep 17, 2008 12:00 AM Around MKE

StateRep. Sheldon Wasserman’s decision to run for the state Senate seatcurrentl To read the candidates’ responses in full, go to ,News Features more

Aug 17, 2008 12:00 AM News Features

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Aug 12, 2008 12:00 AM News Features 3 Comments

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Jun 1, 2008 12:00 AM News Features 2 Comments