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Time to invest in Wisconsin's start-up community
There has been much discussion in the state Legislature regarding job creation and helping businesses grow in Wisconsin.
Fri May 24, 2013
Fox Point Photographer Showcases Citizens Police Academy
At the outset, I want to emphasize that the police officers are conducting this course on their own time as volunteers.
Darling: Why is UW System’s Reilly still here?
When the co-chair of the Legislature's powerful Committee on Joint Finance says it might be best if you stepped down, you know you and your agency are in for a long, hard day.
Thu May 23, 2013
Regarding the stories about our state legislators and food programs, does our state Legislature have no bigger issue to address than dictating what poor people eat? If legislators are so concerned about healthy eating, why don't they simply pass a law that bans all junk food sales? People who rely on FoodShare to supplement their income to buy ... (more)
Budget panel move would delay Milwaukee-area freeway projects
To close a shortfall in the state's roads fund, the Legislature's budget committee Thursday cut funding for highways and other projects by $59.5 million, which would delay work on the massive I-94 North-South and Zoo Interchange projects in the Milwaukee area.
Wed May 22, 2013
Pfister Vogel relatives sue Mequon woman, alleging $1 million fraud
Three granddaughters of Charles Pfister Vogel, a Milwaukee industrial titan and civic leader of the early 20th century, have sued a Mequon woman who they say defrauded their mother and her estate of more than $1 million in a series of transactions and legal maneuvers that have also drawn the attention of federal agents with the FBI and IRS.
Tue May 21, 2013
Change would reverse declining funding for child support enforcement
A trend of declining funding for local child support enforcement would be reversed, putting the pressure back on deadbeat parents and safeguarding millions of dollars in endangered federal money, under a proposal unanimosly approved by the Legislature's budget committee Tuesday.
Mon May 13, 2013
Teen gets probation in machete 'ninja' attack
A teenager who struck another boy with a machete in a ninja-like attack pleaded no contest in juvenile court Friday to second-degree reckless injury.
Sun May 12, 2013
News & Notes: March 20
Shorewood Drama is hosting a community forum at 7 p.m. Thursday in the studio theater in the performing arts building at Shorewood High School, 1701 East Capitol Drive, to give parents and community members an opportunity to discuss "Spring Awakening," the spring musical set to hit the stage in May.
Sat May 11, 2013
North Shore Fire Department set to pick chief
The commission that oversees the North Shore Fire Department, which serves Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay, could choose a new fire chief at a meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Fri May 10, 2013
Milwaukee Area Property Tax Report
Sorry I haven???t been blogging much this month. My work and personal life occasionally intrude upon this hobby.
Thu May 09, 2013
Expansion for North Shore Library considered
The library's board has scheduled a special board meeting for 6:45 p.m. Aug. 31. The board will meet in closed session to discuss proposals from architectural firms for a proposed expansion.
State budget panel might hold up funding for WEDC after problems uncovered
The Legislature's budget committee Thursday prepared to hold up roughly $63 million in state money for the state's troubled jobs agency over the next two years and pile new oversight on it, only shortly after lawmakers on a separate audit panel finished tallying up their bipartisan dismay at the shoddy financial controls at the Wisconsin Economic ... (more)
Wed May 08, 2013
GOP lawmakers offer plan to kill Milwaukee's streetcar project
Republicans on the Legislature's budget committee intend to approve a measure Thursday that would bar utility ratepayers from having to bear any costs for a proposed streetcar in Milwaukee - a provision that would likely kill the project.
Mon May 06, 2013
News & Notes: May 1
The Milwaukee River Hilton Inn and adjacent Anchorage Restaurant could be rezoned in the near future to accommodate future development.
Sun May 05, 2013
North Shore police departments debut new blog
MyCommunityNOW.com and five North Shore police departments are teaming up to present a new law enforcement blog that will provide residents with crime prevention tips, public safety information and more.
Sat May 04, 2013
Nicolet receives positive replies on district merger
Preliminary results from a survey administered to residences throughout the Nicolet High School community indicate there is interest in studying consolidation with the three K-8 feeder districts.
Fri May 03, 2013
Drunk Driving Bills Could Cost State $236 Million
Some state Republican Legislators want to toughen the laws for habitual drunk drivers and first-time drunk drivers if they cause an injury or killed someone, but the price tag for those laws could cost taxpayers up to $236 million, according to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Thu May 02, 2013
Wausau Daily Herald
Updated: Little opposition to Wis. drunken driving bill
A Republican bill that would ensure repeat drunken drivers spend time behind bars generated surprisingly little opposition at public hearing today.
Wis. committee set to hold drunken driving hearing
An Assembly committee has scheduled a hearing on a bill that would impose mandatory minimum sentences on drunken drivers.