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Bauman's "One Percent Solution" for arena heads to committee Monday

Published May 1, 2015

A resolution calling on the state legislature to enact a one percent sales tax in Milwaukee County to fund a new NBA arena Downtown - as well as other recreational, cultural and transit needs - will get a committee hearing on Monday, sponsor Ald. Robert Bauman said.

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Holman and Zielinski will face off for Bay View Common Council seat

Published April 24, 2015

Now that her term on the Milwaukee school board has officially wrapped up, Meagan Holman, who has represented Bay View and other South Side neighborhoods on the board, is filing papers today to run for the 14th District Common Council seat, which includes Bay View and Polonia, to the west.

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Former alderman, boxing champ Orville Pitts passes away

Published March 27, 2015

When Orville Pitts was elected Milwaukee alderman in 1968, his political future looked as bright as the one that had seemed in store for Pitts in the boxing ring a decade earlier. But unlike the knockout that ended his boxing career, his downfall in the political arena was self-inflicted and a drawn-out process featuring, in random order, booze, drugs, hookers, the devil and Richard M. Nixon. Pitts died Tuesday at 81, after a long illness.

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Common Council upholds previous vote, approves streetcar proposal

Published Feb. 10, 2015

After months of meetings, statements, editorials and heated debates, the Milwaukee Common Council voted down a motion to reconsider the streetcar proposal, 6-9, moving forward with Mayor Barrett's $124 million Milwaukee streetcar proposal.

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Common Council President Murphy's statement on the streetcar debate

Published Jan. 21, 2015

Common Council President Michael J. Murphy made a statement today regarding the Downtown Milwaukee streetcar plan proposed by Mayor Tom Barrett, noting that the truth for Milwaukee's future "lies somewhere in the middle" of the extreme positions taken by both supporters and opponents of the project.

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Four Hot Council Races

All 15  Milwaukee aldermen are seeking re-election this Spring.  Since incumbents have major advantages  in name-recognition, fund-raising and endorsements, they almost always win. But  here are four  aldermanic districts in which incumbents face serious chalenges:8th:&nb...


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