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October 31, 2008 - 10:00am
By: Anonymous
One way of looking at MillerCoors' announcement of its new headquarters location is that the company decided to stay in the Milwaukee region after all. Their new headquarters in the West Loop area of downtown Chicago would place them exactly 1 hour...
October 28, 2008 - 9:00am
The county executive’s 2009 budget proposes merging the Sheriff’s Office and the House of Correction (HOC) under the leadership of Sheriff David Clarke, a proposal recently endorsed by the county board’s Finance Committee. This decision would...
October 21, 2008 - 9:00am
While the news of a potential $3 billion deficit for the state’s next biennial budget sent shockwaves throughout the State capitol, perhaps no group of people were shuddering more than county and municipal budget officials. Facing their worst...
October 7, 2008 - 11:05am
By: Anonymous
A new program at Milwaukee’s Clarke Street School, announced last week, will provide 80 first- and second-graders with extra help through elementary, middle and high school and a guarantee that they will be able to afford college. The I Have a Dream...
September 24, 2008 - 8:10am
In a report released last week that did not get press other than a post on the education blog of the Journal Sentinel, the Legislative Audit Bureau rehashed the first-year findings of the School Choice Demonstration Project's study of the Milwaukee...
September 22, 2008 - 9:09am
By: Anonymous
UWM economist Marc Levine’s most recent figures (2006 data) on what he has termed “the crisis of black male joblessness in Milwaukee,” identifying that 46.8 percent of working-age black males in the city are out of work, suggest that Milwaukeeans...
September 15, 2008 - 10:21am
The realism of HBO's gritty series set in various Baltimore institutions is often debated. One nuance that didn't miss the producers of The Wire: the intense biweekly CitiStat meetings in which a city department head is in the hotseat as the mayor...
September 10, 2008 - 10:55am
Before heading over to Marquette University Law School yesterday to watch Mayor Barrett and County Executive Walker debate Milwaukee's transit future, I came across three other transportation stories making news that day.The first, in the...
August 28, 2008 - 11:43am
By: Anonymous
In July, I blogged about the possibility that the SEED Foundation, which operates urban public boarding schools in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., would open a campus in Milwaukee in the near future. Schools like SEED have attracted a great deal of...
August 28, 2008 - 9:12am
By: Anonymous
What happens when a large pot of one-time federal funding becomes available to local governments? In the case of Milwaukee County and emergency flood aid, it was the unfortunate incident outside the Coggs Human Services Center. In the case of New...

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