“Is the GOP-run state Legislature at war with Milwaukee?”
That’s the headline of a piece posted on JSOnline.com on Saturday, and it’s a pretty dumb question if you ask me. Even before such hot topics as residency and a proposed streetcar came before the Republican-dominated Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee last week, one City Hall partisan [...]
All during the football season, news junkies like myself have to endure almost daily color photos and headline stories above the fold on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the Green Bay Packers…even on bye weekends.
Yesterday Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett gave his ‘State of the City’ address and covered any number [...]
From my email this afternoon:
Another elected official has questioned Rep. Elizabeth Cogg’s suggestion that African American voters in Milwaukee should “Vote for someone that looks like you.”
Milwaukee County Supervisor and State Senatorial Candidate opposing Rep. Coggs, Nikiya Harris emailed this to her friends and supporters:
Dividing People by Race is Wrong
I just [...]
During a visit to a business in Milwaukee, Governor Walker unveiled a plan to revitalize a strategic portion of Milwaukee’s inner city. The main focus of the program will be the defunct 30th street industrial corridor. Ironically that has been home to the Spanish train builder, Talgo, which the governor essentially put out of business [...]
Most Milwaukee property owners received their property assessments with yesterday’s mail. And most of them will see decreases in their assessed valuations (me included). Over all the valuations dropped 8.9% or with residential declines of nearly $2.3 billion. From the April 27, 2012, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Citywide, assessed residential values fell nearly $2.3 billion, [...]
Ouch….that’s gonna leave a mark! Outspoken Milwaukee Ald. Bob Donovan was ousted Wednesday from the Common Council’s Public Safety Committee, losing the chairmanship that he had used as a highly visible platform.
Reshuffling committee assignments for the council’s 2012-’16 term, council President Willie Hines Jr. named Ald. Terry Witkowski, a former police safety director, to [...]
I am not going to comment at this point (except to say I am surprised he didn’t wait until Tuesday night), just reprint Mayor Barrett’s email in it’s entirety:
Today, the Government Accountability Board certified a recall election against Scott Walker, and I wanted you to be among the first to know that, after serious [...]