Wisconsin Progressives Need To Make Up Their Mind

After Mary Burke announced her candidacy for governor in 2013, the pundits and progressives across the blogosphere and social media were heard weeping, whining and gnashing their teeth about the hand picked candidate of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Everyone wanted anyone but the anointed Ms. Burke.

Some of us suggested that those unhappy […]

Are New Bucks Owners Actually Putting Up Their Own Money

Recently the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an article about financing arrangements that are available through the National Basketball Association. And although the Bucks were quoted in the article saying they might use the credit facility to expand business opportunities around the new arena…some of the writing seemed to indicate that the $150 million that they’ve […]

State Rejects Double Deck I-94 Plan But:

Today the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said they were rejecting their totally unpopular proposal to expand I-94 from 16th Street to 70th Street by creating a double decker freeway:

The proposed expansion of the I-94 east-west freeway between 16th and 70th streets in Milwaukee will be accomplished in the traditional way by adding a lane […]

Where Are Barrett and Abele on the UWM Budget Cuts?

If you are reading this blog I highly doubt that you are unfamiliar with Governor Walker’s intention to cut state support to the University of Wisconsin System by $300 million over the next biennial budget.

Most of the articles talking about the ‘trickle down’ to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee expect the local university to […]

Short Take on 15th County Supervisory District

I don’t have a horse in this race and really haven’t paid that much attention to it. But there is a primary on Tuesday to thin the field for the race to replace David Cullen as the County Supervisor in the 15th Supervisory District. Mr. Cullen was elected County Treasurer in November 2014.

The three […]

Interested in building a stronger progressive voice in Milwaukee?

From my email:

Hello friend,

Governor Walker’s recent attacks on public education and environmental conservation in Wisconsin have confirmed what we already know – our state needs a stronger Democratic voice. To be successful in winning elections and moving progressive issues forward, we need to have a well-trained, well-connected network of activists, staff, and […]

Bruce Murphy: Will County Pass Another Pension Giveaway?

I’m going to post this without comment for you all to read, digest, and discuss, because it seems like something worth discussing. Few county officials were more adroit at milking the taxpayers than Tom Zablocki. Zablocki served as county clerk for 20 years, from 1968 to 1988. During his last term, two investigations by the […]

UW-Milwaukee College Dems To Hold A Rally To Stop Gov. Walker’s UW System Cuts

This arrived in my email inbox yesterday and I didn’t have time to post it until now:

On Wednesday, February 4, College Democrats of UW-Milwaukee will be holding a rally to raise awareness of Gov. Walker’s proposal to cut $300 million from the UW System. State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff and over 250 students are expected […]

College Democrats of Wisconsin Chair Responds To Gov. Walker’s 2015 Budget Address

From my email this evening: College Democrats of Wisconsin Chair Zach Madden released the following statement regarding Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015 Budget Address.

“Gov. Walker’s 2015 state budget is the worst budget for students in recent memory. After campaigning on a tuition freeze, Gov. Walker has betrayed students by proposing an unprecedented $300 million […]

Five Reasons A New Bucks Arena Isn’t Economically Important:

One of the debate points around building a new Bucks arena in downtown Milwaukee is the additional development that will occur in the general vicinity of the new arena. This despite no evidence that there was any significant development around the Bradley Center after it was built. It’s pretty much Major Goolsby’s and that was […]

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