Saturday, December 10th, 2016

WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes discussed the Waukesha and Milwaukee water issues today and read from my MacIver Institute column on that subject. You can listen to the podcast online or download the podcast. Sykes begins the discussion at 8:25 into the broadcast recording. The point Sykes emphasized was that eventually the city of Milwaukee is probably […]

The city of Milwaukee, like many communities, has a lead pipe problem. However, the city of Milwaukee is also telling the Public Service Commission that the lead pipe problem is a matter of state concern and they’re stopping the removal of the lead pipes. At the MacIver Institute, I explain how Milwaukee is trying to […]

What a perfect picture of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s leadership of Milwaukee. Everyone will want a copy for Christmas. Everybody will want to see police in a line to protect children singing Christmas carols at the city Christmas Tree lighting ceremony while Coalition for Justice protesters attempt to disrupt the event: Milwaukee Police stand in […]

A group of burglars preying on homeowners in Milwaukee’s suburbs were caught. The Waukesha Freeman reports their motive in targeting suburban homes even though the burglars were from Milwaukee: The trio allegedly burglarized homes in Menomonee Falls, Brookfield and New Berlin over the course of 2014. A similar pattern preceded the burglaries in which Dixon […]

From the Milwaukee Police Department: Suspect Flees From Police After North Side Pursuit April 23rd, 2015 by milwaukeepolice Milwaukee Police are investigating a vehicle pursuit that led to a crash on Milwaukee’s North Side. Just before noon on April 23, members of the Neighborhood Task Force’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit located an 18-year-old suspect, wanted for […]

MILWAUKEE – AFD News- In a late afternoon press conference Tuesday, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett confirmed the purchase of a new carriage for the Milwaukee Streetcar system. The Walt Disney World Monorail Mark IV Red, used in the 1970s, will be modified to fit the fixed rail system being built in Milwaukee. “I got it […]

Yeah, I know it’s a little late for this, but between email and some online commentary, I thought it might be wlorth doing a little revisiting of last week. Maybe there are some lessons going forward for local candidates. For someone who has never worked on a political campaign (that I know of), our friend […]

Just in time for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke decided it was time to snowboard her way into the hearts of some actual African Americans. Deborah Tyler-Haywood has higher expectations of political candidates than just high hopes and empty phrases. Over at RightWisconsin, she writes: We need concrete […]

Milwaukee Alderman Jim Bohl is under investigation for allegedly using the power of his office to push a landlord into evicting a couple of sex offenders. The warrant indicates investigators were seeking evidence of misconduct in public office, and threats to injure or accuse of a crime. According to the search warrant affidavit, Bohl told […]

When you can’t even get the Obama Administration to throw money away, it’s time to reconsider the whole project. The Department of Transportation rejected Milwaukee’s plan to expand the operation of the proposed streetcar to the convention center. The additional federal money would have expanded the planned $64.6 million, 2.1-mile downtown streetcar system that the […]