Results tagged with 'common council'
Published Aug. 17, 2015
The Bucks and Ald. Milele Coggs will host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Hillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St. to discuss the impact of a new arena a block from the Hillside housing complex. The Bucks also announced the signing of Marcus Landry today.
Published July 30, 2015
Now that the state's biggest nest of vipers has put all the noise aside and passed the measure to provide $250 million of public funding for a new Downtown arena, attention turns to the next steps.
Published June 11, 2015
According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the Milwaukee Common Council's decision to lower the maximum fine for marijuana possession of less than 25 grams to $50 has drawn praise as a first step to reducing racial disparities in enforcement of marijuana laws, as well as criticism for its potential to increase marijuana use.
Published June 4, 2015
The City of Milwaukee has reduced the penalties for first-time possession of marijuana from $500 to $50. Pot is still illegal. A strip club is perfectly legal but the aldermen appear willing to get nailed for an almost $1 million judgement after losing a lawsuit. Doesn't seem to make much sense.
Published June 2, 2015
Common Council President Michael J. Murphy this morning called for an Aug. 18 special election for the 11th Aldermanic District seat left vacant after the sudden passing last month of Ald. Joe Dudzik.
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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...
I have been paying close attention to Milwaukee's Common Council and the legislation at stake each month through committee meetings and the regular Council sessions. Recently, a local group called Common Ground has been attending Common Council meetings. They are, (according to an event post abou...
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