The Best and Worst Metros for Commuters

With all of the commotion in Wisconsin around gasoline taxes, registration fees, and general road maintenance…it might be good to look at how Milwaukee compares to the other major cities in the US for commuting (I wish this covered more transportation options). The five best metros for commuting include New…

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Racine Republican, Robin Vos, Worried About Milwaukee Budget

It’s that time of year and Wisconsin municipalities are putting together their budgets for the upcoming year. And as always, Milwaukee is struggling to meet their budgetary needs under the various restraints imposed on them by the Republicans in control of the state legislature and former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker….

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WI State GOP Call For Veto Override

Man oh man, you can almost hear the sphincters snap shut when Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos heard that state budget transportation dollars might be available for the Milwaukee Street Car (aka the Hop). You know the street car? The one the state legislatively prohibits…

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Some Thoughts On Electric Scooters

This may seem bit a field for Blogging Blue…but Governor Evers signed a bill allowing local governments to permit and regulate the scooters in their areas. This is the result of the scooter controversy in Milwaukee last summer when Bird scooters started operating in the city unannounced. Naturally a number…

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WMC Proposes New Socialist Programs

The WMC (aka Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Foundation) is a conservative and very successful business lobbying group who have found ready accomplices in former Governor Scott Walker, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald over the past several years. Despite supporting the various business tax cuts provided…

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Our Airport

This has been sitting on the back burner for some time. A letter to the editor from the September 28, 2017 edition of the print Milwaukee Journal Sentinel decried the operation of the Mitchell International Airport…fondly remembered by us old farts as General Billy Mitchell Field. I don’t want to…

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The Governor Signed a Bill To Increase Gas Tax to Fix Roads

But no, it wasn’t Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker. He wants to borrow us into penury or steal funds from schools to build highways…it was: Gov. Jerry Brown (D – CA) today signed a bill that will increase gas taxes and vehicle fees to raise $5.2 billion annually for road and…

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