Defense Contractor Abandons Milwaukee for the Falls!

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently published an article about a City of Milwaukee defense contractor heading for Menomonee Falls! Defense contractor Leonardo DRS could have developed its new $56 million factory and offices, with more than 400 workers, at Century City Business Park — less than a mile from its…

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West Milwaukee takes page on development from Franklin

While putting the finishing touches on the follow up on issues with the response of Franklin city fathers to proposed new development, an acquaintance shared this link from WTMJ-TV: Concerns raised over new health clinic proposal in West Milwaukee. The very popular and well respected 16th Street Community Health Centers…

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Franklin mayor blasts addition of senior housing

Ok, so I am on one of my old man keep off my grass rants again….sort of! [for those keeping score: millennials: I am out of active politics {for now} except for Blogging Blue and I am retired so if you think you got hot programming chops have at it]…

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Foxconn Water Usage Pegged At 7 Million Gallons Per Day

The City of Racine who supplies water to the Village of Mount Pleasant, is requesting Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources input on increasing their water extraction from Lake Michigan by 7 million gallons per day. The water is intended for use at the Foxconn plant that is being built in…

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The Proposed Reorganization of the Department of Interior.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has already done some serious damage to the environment with his recommendations to shrink several national monuments in the west. His latest idea is a massive reorganization of the Department of the Interior. Although environmentalists, senators and former interior employees question his ability to pull it…

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Why Do We Hate Wetlands So Much?

Through out the negotiations for the Foxconn plant now supposedly destined for Mount Pleasant in Racine County…one of the leading causes of consternation among Wisconsin environmentalists has been the removal of wetland protections from the agreement between the State of Wisconsin and Foxconn. I have mentioned it here and here….

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An Open Letter To WE Energies

As solar and wind power have come closer to mainstream electric generation environments…WE Energies had done everything in it’s power to prevent their growth in Wisconsin (btw: WE has a bank of solar panels on their downtown Milwaukee headquarters). For instance they’ve been trying to prevent private solar installers from…

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Wind In The Willows, But The Power Lines Are In Wisconsin

A number of interesting stories have popped up recently about new developments on a controversial power line that would run from Iowa through the Driftless Area in Wisconsin to Madison. Check out some of the background noise: here and here. Of course environmentalists oppose the power line on principal and…

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Trump Is Barking Up The Wrong Energy Tree

‘I love coal’…a refrain that was common on the Candidate Trump campaign trail. But no matter how many environmental rules President Trump revokes…coal isn’t coming back. Coal jobs aren’t coming back. Natural gas is cleaner, easier to handle and right now a lot cheaper. If coal does start to come…

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Some Thoughts On the H1-B Visas

One of the next targets under consideration for modification or deletion under the Trump regime’s fascination with immigration is the H-1B visa. These visas allow companies to import talented employees from overseas. They are not considered to be immigrants and the visas have time limits. These employees are frequently IT…

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