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December 30, 2008 - 9:20am
By: Anonymous
A recent Milwaukee Talkie blog post asked, “Can’t we all get along when it comes to spending stimulus funds?” That post tackled state-vs.-local issues with regard to infrastructure spending, but not everyone is even at the point of agreeing that...
December 23, 2008 - 9:00am
For years, state and local officials in Wisconsin and across the nation have pleaded with federal officials for more help in addressing their crumbling infrastructure. Now that it appears those pleas may be answered as part of a huge federal...
December 16, 2008 - 11:39am
'Tis the season for school shopping, as certain programs and schools have deadlines for fall enrollment quickly approaching. An article last week in the New York Times covered this subject by following one mother's struggle to find the right high...
December 12, 2008 - 8:30am
High on the list of "fiddling while Rome burns" situations is the plight of Milwaukee County's mental health complex.For years, the county's Behavioral Health Division (BHD) has been trying to provide emergency, acute inpatient, and long-term mental...
December 5, 2008 - 10:30am
By: Anonymous
Do regional economic development initiatives have plenty of gloss but little substance? That’s a question some are asking after a recent Journal Sentinel report that our own regional initiative, the M7, is shifting its strategic focus. The M7...
November 20, 2008 - 1:50pm
With the dust finally settled on this year's Milwaukee County budget debate, it's hard to avoid thinking of the movie "Groundhog Day". Once again, the county executive submitted a budget that did not raise property taxes and that was heavy on...
November 13, 2008 - 9:49am
By: Anonymous
From the sound of this week’s Journal Sentinel article entitled, “Bank branches proliferate in state,” our community streets are being practically taken over by bank branches. The president of Community Bankers of Wisconsin is quoted as saying “...
November 7, 2008 - 9:22am
This week none other than The New York Times and National Public Radio are making national stories from news about local school districts in our state. It's a reminder that Wisconsin is, in fact, on the globe.The story, covered locally by the...
November 6, 2008 - 8:12am
Those who think there couldn't possibly be another major urban school district under greater fiscal stress than Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) need look no further than across Lake Michigan. Articles in Saturday's and today's Detroit News report how...
November 3, 2008 - 11:38am
A recent working paper by professors James Snyder of MIT and David Stromberg of the University of Stockholm, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, finds that local media coverage of politics affects not only citizens' knowledge of...

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