Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

City of Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima is opposed to consolidating the city’s 911 call center with the county’s call center. This is a reversal of his position from 2011 and could have budget implications that could prevent the city from have a zero increase in the tax levy. In an email to Waukesha Police Chief […]

In his now-infamous op-ed in the Waukesha Freeman, former Judge Richard Congdon alleged I misquoted him in one of my columns but did not say how. Because I am concerned with being accurate, I followed up with Congdon to find out how he thought he was misquoted. Congdon wrote me back, “I never said that […]

In this morning’s Waukesha Freeman (just a buck on Saturday), Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima said people should question my motives for referring to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel the open records issue with Waukesha Business Improvement District (BID) President Norm Bruce. Scrima said, “Since Mr. Bruce turned over the records free of charge, people should question the motives […]

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel has declined to fine Alderman Roger Patton for deleting his city-related email. In a letter to me, Schimel wrote, I am writing to advise you that I have now concluded the investigation. Although I conclude that Alderman Patton did fail to meet the requirements of the Public Records Law, […]

      From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Zielinski’s former newspaper) Recall organizers in January submitted 931,053 signatures against Walker, and the accountability board staff has now determined 900,938 of them are valid, according to memos released Thursday. For Kleefisch, 842,854 were submitted and 808,990 were deemed valid. Wouldn’t you just love to find out what […]

Norm Bruce, the owner of Martha Merrill’s Bookstore and the President of the Business Improvement District, is under investigation by the Waukesha District Attorney’s office. Waukesha DA Brad Schimel is investigating Bruce’s alleged attempt to artificially increase the cost of an open records request made by me in February. This is from an email from […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Mar 29, 2012; Section: Opinion; Page: 8A Water issue not a time for pandering The city of Waukesha has responded to the inquiries of three mayors regarding our application for Great Lakes water. What made the inquiries so unusual is that the mayors were from the communities that would be […]

As part of my open records quest concerning the GuitarTown project, I have uncovered an attempt to artificially inflate the cost of the request sent to Norm Bruce, the owner of Martha Merrill’s Bookstore and the President of the Business Improvement District (BID). Bruce asked the copy vendor for the BID, Quickprint, to charge 2 […]

I feel a little bit like Sally Fields. You like me, you really like me! I’m really pleased and honored the Wisconsin Newspaper Association picked my newspaper columns for the Waukesha Freeman to receive an award this year. Thank you to the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and to the Waukesha Freeman.   …so that’s “award-winning columnist, […]

Business Improvement District President Norm Bruce, owner of Martha Merrill’s Bookstore, provided a paper copy of the emails that I requested instead of the electronic versions. However, he did not charge me like he intended, a charge I refused to pay. The issue came to a head today when I gave him a 9:00 AM […]