Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

While it’s tempting to stand athwart a pipeline and yell “stop!” (to steal a phrase), there is also a maxim that missed: “Where there is no alternative there is no…” Problem. Mayor Jeff Scrima has continued to stand athwart building a pipeline to Lake Michigan out of an inordinate fear that someday Milwaukee will contaminate […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Jun 10, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 10A Scrima raises false issue on Great Lakes water application I often wonder how hard it is to pick up the phone and call someone. Or even to walk a couple of hundred yards to talk face-to-face. Is it really that hard? While Mayor […]

Waukesha’s water application has been put on hold by the DNR while the mayor pursues unicorns and mermaids. Good thing there was an 18-month cushion built into the plan. State Department of Natural Resources Secretary Matthew Frank told Mayor Jeff Scrima Wednesday in a letter that the department will not begin reviewing Waukesha’s application for […]

Tomorrow (Tuesday) the legislature is expected to take up overriding the governor’s veto of the bill to have the DNR Secretary appointed by the DNR board, insulating the position from accountability. Governor Doyle was right to keep the position a political appointment, and the legislature was wrong to try to take that appointment power away. […]

Predictions, Predictions, Predictions. Once again, it’s time to shake the magic martini shaker and see into the future.  Four or five ought to do it.  If we stare at the olive in the glass long enough, a vision slowly appears.  A vision of things to come, and another refill.  This year, I decided to keep […]