MKE Equality: A Good Place To Start: Food

This little snippet appeared in the Business section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently. It outlines efforts to close a local dollar store for being a neighborhood nuisance. The Common Council wants to deny them their food and vendor licenses that need to be renewed by July 1st or they…

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These Are The Jobs We Need To Bring To Wisconsin:

The media is full of stories about Amazon wanting to build a second headquarters somewhere in the United States…with the possibility of 40,000 to 50,000 jobs. This is the facility that Wisconsin really needs instead of a manufacturing plant that might be obsolete before it’s finished: Amazon said on Thursday…

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Trump Budget Would Hurt City

From my inbox (also available here): Friend, Yesterday I published an op-ed in Urban Milwaukee about the work we have been able to accomplish in our city through federally funded programs that are now in jeopardy under our new President’s budget. I wanted to share it with you in the…

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Governor Walker Steps Up To The Plate

I am a few days late on this…but I need to give credit where credit is due. Governor Scott Walker announced that $4.5 million in state and federal funds will be made available to Milwaukee for help with job training, business development and repairing/removing foreclosed homes. This all is coming…

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An Open Letter to British Petroleum

I am sorry for your loss…your gasoline station at Sherman Blvd and Burleigh in Milwaukee is apparently a total loss. But here’s what you should do next: I don’t know if the station operator was a lessee or franchisee…but whoever gets the insurance money…take it and throw down a few…

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Where Was Governor Walker On Sunday?

Actually Governor Scott Walker was in Glendale (a Milwaukee suburb just north of the city) on Sunday attending a Support The Blue Day rally. I don’t have an issue with that. But considering the events in Milwaukee Saturday night and his proximity to Sherman Park what he didn’t do is…

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Rep Brandtjen Plays the Fear and Loathing Card

Representative Janel Brandtjen (R – Menomonee Falls) represents Wisconsin’s 22nd Assembly district which includes portions of Washington, Waukesha and Milwaukee counties…including a portion of the City of Milwaukee. Despite that it seems she only became aware of urban crime earlier this month when a police chase ended in Washington County…

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Sanctuary Cities In Wisconsin.

Ok, if you have been paying attention to some of the shenanigans in the state assembly this past week or so, you saw that they passed a sanctuary city ordinance. What exactly does that mean? Well here check this out: Wisconsin cities would face state financial sanctions if they block…

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Justin Bielinski: The Blogging Blue interview

It’s no secret Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan is running for mayor. Donovan, who’s done little to distinguish himself as an elected official in the 15 years since he was first elected to represent Milwaukee’s 8th, has announced he’s not only running for Mayor of Milwaukee, but he’s also going to…

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The vast disparity in arrest rates for African Americans and non-African Americans in WI communities

According to a new tool from USA Today, Wisconsin is home a number of communities with vast disparities between arrest rates for African Americans and non-African Americans. Take a look.

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