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Ald. Donovan calls news conference to address panhandling

Published March 26, 2015

Panhandling in the public right-of-way is now a significant problem across the City of Milwaukee, and Alderman Bob Donovan will address that topic and concerns about the decline in public safety across the city during a news conference at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday, March 26) at the northeast corner of S. 35th St. and W. National Ave.

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Common Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding for city neighborhoods

Published Dec. 17, 2014

The Milwaukee Common Council may have held over making a decision on the Milwaukee Streetcar until 2015 in yesterday morning's meeting, but it did approve a recommendation from the Community and Economic Development Committee to allocate $300,000 of Community Development Block Grant funding to the Milwaukee Promise initiative.

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100 things (give or take) Paul Ryan could have proposed to help end poverty but

Published July 30, 2014

Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) set forth another in his continuing series (like Harry Potter, but with more magical thinking) of budget committee plans designed to "help" the poor. I'd like to offer 100 things Paul Ryan could have proposed in this most recent version but didn't that might actually help the poor.

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Paul Ryan and the brown bag lie

Published March 10, 2014

The question my students most often ask me is, "Why do you give so much work?" The second most often-asked question is, "Got any food?" Before this last weekend I had never thought to sit and quantify the questions my students ask me. But Paul Ryan made me do it.

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