Posts Tagged ‘Milwaukee’
Anyone who held out hope that the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel would treat the Wisconsin budget process fairly had that hope dashed when they picked up the newspaper to find the headline “Is the GOP-run State Legislature at War with Milwaukee?” This biased editorial, disguised as a news article, tries to make the case that the Republican majority in Madison has a vendetta against Milwaukee. Nothing could be further from the truth. Does the parent who warns the toddler to stay away from the hot stove or who grounds the teenager because they keep making destructive decisions have a vendetta? Of course, the answer is no. It is called being a good parent. And much like a parent, Wisconsin is finally telling their irresponsible child that it is time to clean up their act.
Read more at GoForwardWi.com
Email of the day. WARNING: may result in loss of appetite.
Dear Mr Sykes,
I’m offended by your use of the word “poop” in reference to the dumping of raw sewage by MMSD into Lake Michigan. This word truly distorts the meaning of what the Metropolitan Sewerage District is doing.
By referring to the material as “poop”, you are suggesting that the sewage consists merely of the result of citizens going World War II into their toilets.
I claim that it is much more than that.
Read more at Right Wisconsin
Tuesday’s stunning decision by a Milwaukee County circuit court judge that Milwaukee’s taxicab ordinance is unconstitutional could provide some impetus to a plan touted by Ald. Bob Bauman.
Bauman, whose district includes the city’s downtown area, wants to increase the number of taxicab permits in the city, but it would also update vehicle standards and increase inspections. Bauman’s plan is expected to be discussed at 9 a.m. on Thursday at City Hall.
Bauman said Wednesday that Circuit Court Judge Jane Carroll’s decision “reinforces our need to move forward with some reforms.”
Read more by Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel
Two years after state legislation rolled back collective bargaining for public employees and reshaped the state’s education landscape, several Milwaukee-area superintendents on Tuesday praised the overall effects, saying that relations with teachers are solid and that they have more flexibility to help improve student achievement.
Read more by Erin Richards of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Thursday, February 7, 2013 / 6:30 pm
MPTV Community Cinema: THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY
FREE PREVIEW & DISCUSSION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Discovery World-Innovation Theater
500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
Join us for a preview of this timely, entertaining and enlightening documentary that covers the years 1979-1989 and features a diverse lineup of interview subjects.
Writer/Director Chip Duncan and his team will show selected clips from all three parts of the series. There will be opportunities for questions and answers before and after each clip.
Street parking at no cost and facility parking for a fee are available. Doors open at 6 pm. Seating is on a first-come basis.
Additional information: Viewer Services 414-297-7520
Read at MPTV.org
When you think of people you need government to protect you from, it is likely Ghaleb Ibrahim doesn’t come to mind. Ibrahim isn’t trying to buy an illegal gun; he isn’t dumping toxic waste in the Kinnickinnic River. He simply wants to make a living driving a cab.
But in December 1991, the Milwaukee Common Council passed an ordinance effectively capping the number of taxi cabs eligible to operate in the city at 321. Only cab permits issued before 1991 are valid in the city, a manufactured scarcity that makes them extremely expensive. Ibrahim says that when he began driving a cab in 1983, he paid a city-imposed fee of $85; now an existing permit can go from between $80,000 and $150,000, effectively pricing entry-level entrepreneurs out of the market.
The city-imposed cap on taxis in Milwaukee has allowed a near-monopoly to exist. The three top entities in the market hold 59% of the permits; drivers typically rent the cars from the permit holders, who can charge them exorbitant prices, as drivers don’t have the freedom to drive anywhere else.
Read more by Christian Schneider at JSonline.com
An evening with Dan Sebring at the Historic Astor Hotel
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:00pm until 10:00pm in CDT
Join us for a night of music, speeches and good company at the Historic Astor Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Event host is $100
To purchase online, go to http://astorhotel.eventbrite.com/
Or you can send a check to: Dan Sebring for Congress/Astor Hotel Event, 6005 West Howard Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53220
The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute
along with its Board of Directors:
Invite you to join them for lunch with
Editor, Wisconsin Interest Magazine
Monday October 15, 2012
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
The Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Avenue
$50 per person for lunch
$250 per person per year for the series
(includes 4 lunches and the annual dinner)
$500 to help underwrite the cost of this event
(includes the series as well)
There is no cost for our current Advisory Board members, however
if you are not an advisory board member, please consider
a donation of $50 or greater per person
Please contact Sue Ettmayer at 262-367-9940 (Susan@wpri.org) or
Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 (Laura@Graltonconsulting.com)
WPRI is a 501c(3) organization and appreciates all contributions.
We are pleased to announce that Wisconsin will be hosting a rally for Ann Romney this Thursday, September 20th, in the Old Gym at Marquette University! The event is free and open to the public, but you will need to RSVP and get your tickets at the following link: Annromneyinmilwaukee.eventbrite.com
What: Rally with Ann Romney
For Who: All Wisconsin Republican Women and Men
Where: The Old Gym at Marquette University
1530 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
When: Thursday September 20th, 2012
Time: The doors open at 9:30am, the event starts at 11:30am
Please RSVP at: Annromneyinmilwaukee.eventbrite.com
The WisPolitics.com luncheon at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee on Wednesday July 25 features Katie Packer Gage, the Boston-based national deputy campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s campaign. She has been involved in many campaigns, including state efforts in Michigan.
Lunch is $20, including parking. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.; the event ends at 1 p.m.
Pre-registration required by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
The luncheon series in Milwaukee is sponsored by UW-Milwaukee and Aurora Health Care.
The dark fiscal clouds are starting to lighten in Wisconsin’s largest school District.
But Milwaukee Public Schools’ fiscal picture could be a lot brighter, had its teachers’ union chosen to open up its labor contract with MPS and agree to some salary concessions.
Tweaking the deal could have saved scores of positions, opening up the opportunity for more teachers in the classroom, more programs to bolster the academic achievement of a school system that has seen its share of failure, and perhaps offering relief to Milwaukee taxpayers.
Life is all about choices, and the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association opted to reject concessions and keep what it had earned through its 2010 negotiations with the district.
Beginning in July 2013, however, if the law that redefined public-sector collective bargaining in Wisconsin holds, Milwaukee’s teachers will be operating under a new system, and the district and its taxpayers are expected to see pronounced savings.
They said, no, no, no
Read more by M.D. Kittle at Wisconsin Reporter
For Immediate release, June 18, 2012
Contact: Sam Hagedorn, (414) 303-5140
This outreach by the Milwaukee North Branch is an extension of Gov. Walker’s stated desire to reach across the political isle. We will show Milwaukee residents that we do care and want them on our side in the fight to improve both Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin.
An opportunity to join the Republican Party, campaign literature along with free candy will be available at our booth. But more importantly we will listen to concerns of Milwaukee’s north side residents.
Juneteenth is an annual observance on June 19 to remember when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed all remaining slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. The Milwaukee event includes a parade at 9:00 am along with festival booths on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from Center Street to Burleigh Ave. Our booth will be open from 9am – 5pm.
A PDF of this press release is here.
Milwaukee has one of the largest Juneteenth festivals in the nation. The event is organized by Northcott Neighborhood House.
Even though (Republican) President Lincoln freed the slaves in the Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863, the good news didn’t reach the folks in Galveston, Texas until June 19, 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger and his troops arrived there, announcing the end of the Civil War.
Since then, June 19 has been known as “Juneteenth Day” and is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. The Civil Rights era saw a resurgence of observation of the day, and it’s been a staple of Milwaukee festivals since the 1970s, when an employee of the Northcott Neighborhood House was inspired by the celebrations held in southern states.
Thirty years later, everyone agrees that the best Juneteenth party can be found right here in Milwaukee. This years’ celebration will feature kids’ games, exhibits, soul food, music, a parade and more.
Read more at OnMilwaukee.com
Today, State Representative Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) sent letters to both the Government Accountability Board (GAB) and the City of Milwaukee Election Commission regarding the extended hours that were kept during the recent June 5th recall election. Madison and Milwaukee went to unusual lengths to accommodate early in-person absentee voting, such as keeping extended evening hours, including staying open on the weekends and the Memorial Day holiday for the June recall election.
“I have asked that the GAB inform me of any other municipalities that kept expanded hours to the extent that Milwaukee and Madison did,” said Stone. “Early absentee in-person voting is an option voters have with regard to casting their ballot, but I don’t know of any municipalities, other than Milwaukee or Madison, that expanded their normal business hours to this extent,” Stone said. “On a typical Election Day in Wisconsin, the polls are uniformly open from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M. regardless of locality. How is it equitable for voters in one community to have greater access to cast in-person absentee ballots than voters in another?”
Read more by Jeff Stone at The Wheeler Report