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Court upholds residency requirement for city employees

Published Aug. 7, 2015

On July 21, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued a unanimous decision upholding the City of Milwaukee's 75-year-old residency ordinance. The ordinance requires all city employees to become residents of the city within six months of hire, and to remain residents as a condition of being employed by the city.


Get me out of Milwaukee?

Published June 18, 2013 joins the Milwaukee residency requirement debate by talking to Fire Captain Rich Matiszik who says he can't leave the city and move to the suburbs without quitting his job.


Mr. Barrett, tear down this wall!

Published May 17, 2013

I love Milwaukee. As a kid living in rural communities, I couldn't wait to one day move to the big city. Summer festivals, Brewers games and Lake Michigan seemed to call my name at an early age. After graduating from college, there was little doubt where I would end up starting a life. That being said, the realities of living in the big city drew a stark comparison to the expectations I had built up in my own mind.


Residency rule makes good sense

Published Dec. 13, 2012

I am all for freedom of choice in just about everything. I believe women should be free to make their own decisions about what to do with their own bodies. I believe we should all be free to vote without having to show identification cards and I believe that we should all be free to dance until dawn. Because of those deeply held beliefs I find that I face trouble when trying to determine exactly how I feel about residency requirements for employment.

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