Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Catching up on the week’s action, here are the most recent stories I did for Watchdog.org. You can always follow the latest articles by me, regardless of where they appeared, at my Facebook author page. Looking ahead to Monday, already loaded in the queue, is an article on a new report by the Wisconsin Institute […]

After weeks of stalling, the Milwaukee Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee finally recognized five charter and private schools as education operators, accepted their letters of interest, and used the state definition of an education operator to avoid considering Milwaukee Public Schools’ letters of interest in retaining the properties. I have the story over […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jun 28, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Dealing with thugs at the library Is Milwaukee all wet on water? I’m back from my travels and about to get into my summer reading. Time to clear the desk and get rid of a few pesky items that have accumulated. * * * On Tuesday […]

This cracked me up. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting, Milwaukee Ald. Willie Wade will be unopposed on the April 3 ballot, following a ruling Friday by the state Government Accountability Board. The GAB staff upheld the city Election Commission’s decision to disqualify Jason Hargis, one of three would-be Wade opponents in the 7th Aldermanic […]

Run for your lives! The bicycles are invading! The response was so much fun from the first ride through Milwaukee’s bicycle path plan, I had to revisit the issue this week for the MacIver Institute. I wrote that the Milwaukee By Bike plan was a needless expense, it created unrealistic expectations of increased bicycle usage, and […]

Is this the City of Waukesha, Money Magazine’s 50th Best Small City in America?  Or is this the Town of Rock Ridge, and the Johnsons are in charge. From today’s Sound Off in the Waukesha Freeman: I’d like to mention about the water situation in the city of Waukesha. I think that Mayor Scrima is […]

Last night the Common Council put the mayor’s appointments for the Landmarks Commission on hold, not rejected as I reported before. Brian Running withdrew his name. The other two appointees were James Healy and Adam Neylon. Adam Neylon works for Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, was the Republican Party of Waukesha County youth coordinator, and is a […]

Nick Schweitzer discovered sometimes the law is a weapon for taking property instead of protecting it: IMI went to Bee and asked to buy the property for a price. Bee said it wanted moren (actually they just wanted at least what they paid for it), and IMI, instead of continuing to negotiate in good faith, […]