Monday, October 24th, 2016

Yes, it is true as Jim Rowen notes that Milwaukee’s water rates are indeed going up. The numbers have been known for some time and are even lower than they were projected to be a year ago. Rowen, a critic of Waukesha’s water application (and it’s fair to say, hardly a friend to our city), […]

Unlike Pete Kennedy, my Waukesha Freeman column never takes a vacation. Print this entry

Next Friday the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha and I are driving through Southwestern Wisconsin on our way to Galena for a few days. I’m looking for lunch suggestions both there and back. Our phone lines are open. Print this entry

Open your ears; for which of you will stop The vent of hearing when loud Rumour speaks? Henry IV, Part 2 I don’t know where the rumor began, but there is no change in the employment status of Carol Capes at City Hall. I’m sure the commenter at the Spring City Chronicle that said she […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jul 29, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:10A Facts there for all to see at water meeting Scrima missed chance to present better alternative to Great Lakes water When the city gathered Tuesday night to debate the water issue again, there was an expectation of fireworks. Instead it was more like a rainy Fourth […]

I asked the clerk to forward me scans of the recall petitions from the effort to recall Waukesha Alderman Peggy Bull. I can see why questions would be raised about the signature of Frank Greuel on the papers. The following is from page 21. The top signature is from line 10 of the petition. The […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s article on last night’s Waukesha Common Council meeting is currently showing 120 comments. That sounds like a lot but how many comments do they have actually? I realize the comments tend to be a bit repetitious on Waukesha’s water issue, but the first 64 comments must be from a different story. […]

“Chieftains” are no more. (Thks: Owen) The Osseo-Fairchild School District in western Wisconsin was ordered Tuesday to drop its Chieftains nickname and logo after the state determined it was race-based and promoted discrimination and harassment. The state Department of Public Instruction’s first-of-its-kind order comes under a new state law that went into effect in May. […]

Just a few things left over from last night’s Waukesha Common Council meeting concerning the city’s water application, which resulted in the Council pressing ahead with the application with only one alderman voting no. These are all things I couldn’t cram into my column. Odd: When Mayor Jeff Scrima pressed Water Utility Manager Dan Duchniak […]

I often refer to this as an exercise in writing rather than a political website. While I write mostly about politics, I sometimes get the chance to write on other things. Last week I took a break from politics with my Waukesha Freeman column to write about my camping trip with my son. Many of […]