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If you thought Republican Gov. Scott Walker's destruction of bargaining rights for public employees was politically and economically devastating for Wisconsin, you ain't seen nothing yet Read more

Taking Liberties

Following in the footsteps of his predecessor, conservative Republican Scott Walker, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, listening to his Republican advisors, has taken a hard line on taxes in his budgets. Read more


Public transit and its funding are back in the news as the Milwaukee County board struggles with the real issue of how to keep the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) functioning with sufficient bus lines to be viable Read more

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The two candidates vying to represent District 15 on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors have targeted parks and transit as their main concerns. Dan Cody, board president of The Park People, said he would continue to push for a dedica... Read more

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The story of Philippe Petit, the Frenchman who walked on a tightrope between the Twin Towers in 1974, has been told on film in the excellent 2008 documentary Man on Wire. Petit's amazing feat also became a Caldecott Award-wining children's story b.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Way back in November 2008, Milwaukee County voters approved a measure to raise the sales tax 1% to support our mass transit, parks, cultural assets and emergency medical services. In return, those entities would be taken off of the property tax. T.. Read more

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Some advice to our legislative leaders: Before thinking about rewriting the state’s nuclear moratoriumor abolishing it altogetherthink about the all of the consequences, including the consequences that the industry doesn’t want you to think about... Read more

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This is so discouraging,” Milwaukee County Supervisor Gerry Broderick said of the state budget, which failed to include a sales tax increase to support transit, parks, cultural assets and emergency medical services for Milwaukee County. Read more

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Since its debut at Wisconsin’s Sesquicentennial celebration, Guys on Ice, a musical Guys on Ice ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Things are looking pretty grim in Madison and in state capitals around the country. Wisconsinwill face an estimated $5 bill,News Features Read more

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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 Read more

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