Results tagged with 'common council'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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