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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 […]

MKE mental health system moving forward

Yesterday was a huge day for Milwaukees mental health system as Meg Kissinger writes: The last person is expected to sign out of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex’s Hilltop unit sometime this week, ending more than 100 years of the county providing long-term institutional care for people with developmental disabilities. The closure, which comes […]

The Two Things Wrong With Milwaukee’s Street Car

This has been bouncing around in the back of my brain for a month or so…and with the interest in Zach’s post about Milwaukee’s streetcar, it’s time to get it on electrons!

There are two fundamental things that I see are wrong with the Milwaukee street car project and neither of them have anything to […]

Whither MKE County: Pat Jursik Calls Out The Suburbs on Housing Discrimination

This is a surprisingly harsh assessment of the suburbs blatant disregard for equal housing…on top of the fact that they oppose regional public transportation at every turn…but County Supervisor Pat Jursik simply lays it on the line:

Supervisor Patricia Jursik today issued the following statement regarding the SEWRPC Regional Housing Plan:

“Ferguson, MO is the […]

Sheriff David Clarke requests 157 new positions in 2015 budget

What’s this? Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke may finally be taking his job as a crime fighter seriously?!?!? Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is asking for 157 new positions in his 2015 budget, saying the additions are critical for safety and to reduce overtime costs, which he estimates will hit $6.5 million this […]

Thank You From Marina Dimitrijevic:

Dear Friends,

Thank you.

Last year, I decided to run for the State Assembly because like you, I believe our state is heading in the wrong direction and everyone in Wisconsin deserves a fair shot to succeed.

While we fell short last week, I am so proud of the positive campaign we ran […]

David Clarke supporters must be really nervous about their guy’s chances tonight

According to a report by Jason Stein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, some Republicans voting in today’s partisan primaries have taken to writing in the name of Democratic Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. on their ballots, in an attempt to prop up Clarke in the face of a very strong challenge by his […]

County Executive Abele to hold two budget town hall meetings

From my email inbox comes news of two upcoming town hall meetings being held by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to discuss his proposed budget for 2015. Here are the details of the two town hall meetings: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele invites the community to two town hall meetings on his 2015 Proposed Budget. […]

Bloomberg PAC makes $150,000 ad buy against Sheriff David Clarke

I can’t remember the last time Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke faced an ad barrage of this magnitude as he faced reelection. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, […]