Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett asks MLB to bring All-Star game to Milwaukee

In response to a new Georgia law that has civil rights groups concerned about its potential to restrict voting access for people of color Major League Baseball has announced it is moving the 2021 MLB All-Star Game from Atlanta to a location to be determined. In response to the decision…

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Why Is The City Of Milwaukee Putting A Million Bucks Into This Development?

As local newspapers shrink and eventually die under the onslaught of the internet and internet advertising venues, their often grand and centrally located headquarter offices outlive their usefulness. This is exactly what has happened with the offices of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and they are moving from the beautiful art…

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Milwaukee Wants Poll Workers:

You want to make sure everyone in Milwaukee has the opportunity to vote? Here’s how you help: From a friend of mine: Paid position. City of MKE Poll Worker$117 per day for 1/2 day$230 per day for the full day$325 per day for Chief Inspectors Paid training as well. Election…

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Face Masks: Gov. Evers Needs To Make Up His Mind

As we watch COVID-19 numbers increase in the State of Wisconsin and other states in similar straits mandating face masks, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers can’t seem to make a decision. Earlier this week he indicated that it would be futile to mandate masks because of the earlier Wisconsin Supreme Court…

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Something Completely Different: Free UWM Class on Milwaukee History

Something completely different to share with you today. From my email inbox, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is going to offer an online course in July and covers some of the history of the City of Milwaukee. So here are the details: UWM is offering a free online class…

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NO! Because Too Much Money Would Go To Milwaukee

After recent announcements out of Milwaukee County government and the Mayor of Milwaukee’s office complaining that Milwaukee sends more money to Madison than is sent back…we get this: Republican legislative leaders are raising concerns about a plan in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers budget that calls for borrowing $40 million to replace lead pipes…

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Milwaukee Alderman Using City Resources to Campaign for Mayor?

It doesn’t surprise too many people in Milwaukee that this last combination of snow and cold and snow and snow has caused interruptions to the business of running the City of Milwaukee and environs. And that city and county and other local municipal road crews have been working overtime to…

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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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Abele, Bucks, Owners, Arena and a BUCK

Despite only putting up half of the money (if you still count Herb Kohl as an owner) necessary to build the new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks (which the owners could afford to do on their own), County Executive Chris Abele is prepared to sell the Bucks a piece of…

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Alderman Bob Donovan seeks to criminalize being poor

If it’s a day of the week ending in “y” then it’s certainly time for a press release from Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan. Yesterday’s press release from Ald. Donovan focused on what he sees as a need to combat panhandling in the City of Milwaukee by criminalizing poverty. Panhandling in…

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