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Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

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The State of Politics: Mr. Gou – Your Turn
The State of Politics

Mr. Gou – Your Turn

An open letter to the chairman of Foxconn.

Op Ed: County Neglects Parks and Culture
Op Ed

County Neglects Parks and Culture

Bucks arena gets millions while parks, museums, zoo decline.

Campaign Cash: How MMAC Peddles Influence
Campaign Cash

How MMAC Peddles Influence

Milwaukee business group has spent $2.4 million on campaigns and lobbying.

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee Subsidizes The State
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee Subsidizes The State

The city gets only 66 cents in state spending for every dollar in state taxes paid.

County Closes Lake Park Bridge

County Closes Lake Park Bridge

Abele administration cites safety concerns, seeks $2 million in private funds.

Op-Ed: Will Some County Parks Be Closed?
Op-Ed

Will Some County Parks Be Closed?

Survey from Abele administration offers this as possible solution. But why?

Murphy’s Law: The Battle Over Charter Schools
Murphy’s Law

The Battle Over Charter Schools

NAACP declares opposition and is criticized by charter supporters like Howard Fuller.

Murphy’s Law: Where Are Top CEOs on City’s Unrest?
Murphy’s Law

Where Are Top CEOs on City’s Unrest?

The silence is deafening. But Mayor Barrett says they want to help.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New $22 Million Rail Concourse Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

New $22 Million Rail Concourse Opens

Intermodal Station's dark and dingy concourse for boarding trains finally replaced.

The Power of Common Ground

The Power of Common Ground

Nonprofit advocacy group has had huge impact on city, though some grumble about their tactics.

Murphy’s Law: Does Anyone Oppose Bus Rapid Transit?
Murphy’s Law

Does Anyone Oppose Bus Rapid Transit?

The idea is very unsexy, yet has gained amazingly wide support.

YP Week: Building a Safer Milwaukee
YP Week

Building a Safer Milwaukee

Crime is a big issue for Millennials, who may have tough questions for Barrett and Flynn.

CEO Pay Drives Inequality, Researcher Finds

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $400

CEO Pay Drives Inequality, Researcher Finds

Contribution to Ronny Thompson of $150

CEO Pay Drives Inequality, Researcher Finds

CEO Pay Drives Inequality, Researcher Finds

Data on Milwaukee CEOs discussed at UWM summit on inequality.

UW-Milwaukee hosts experts discussion of city’s growing inequality
Press Release

UW-Milwaukee hosts experts discussion of city’s growing inequality

The event takes place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Edith S. Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr.

Plenty of Horne: Bucks Sign Contract for Park East Land
Plenty of Horne

Bucks Sign Contract for Park East Land

Press conference with Abele celebrates award of 10 acres of county land for $1 and big dreams.

Murphy’s Law: Common Ground’s $30 Million Victory for City
Murphy’s Law

Common Ground’s $30 Million Victory for City

Pressure on Bucks owner Wes Edens results in Nationstar’s $30 million pledge to prevent foreclosures.

Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin’s Rotten Return on Federal Taxes Paid
Murphy’s Law

Wisconsin’s Rotten Return on Federal Taxes Paid

New report shows we’re the fourth worst state in federal spending received. Walker’s policies don’t help.

Letters to Urban Milwaukee: Sheehy Defends MMAC
Letters to Urban Milwaukee

Sheehy Defends MMAC

He takes issues with latest column in Murphy's Law.

Murphy’s Law: MMAC Plays Hardball on Bucks Arena
Murphy’s Law

MMAC Plays Hardball on Bucks Arena

A misleading poll, pressure on legislators and more misinformation are all used to sell the NBA arena.

Charter School Leaders Say Oversight Needed

Charter School Leaders Say Oversight Needed

Republican plan for Milwaukee would allow high-performing charter schools to replicate without any approving authority.

Plats and Parcels: Indianapolis Comes to Bay View?
Plats and Parcels

Indianapolis Comes to Bay View?

New $40 million, 307-apartment proposal for Bay View offered only a rendering of an Indianapolis project by the developer. When do we get the full package?

Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration
Friday Photos

Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

Murphy’s Law: Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?
Murphy’s Law

Who Is Funding the Anti-Streetcar Effort?

Ald. Bauman and others are certain that dark money is pouring in for this, which streetcar opponents deny.

Murphy’s Law: Dispute Over Bucks Arena Goes National
Murphy’s Law

Dispute Over Bucks Arena Goes National

New York Times dumps on Milwaukee business leaders, and city becoming divided on issue.

Zepnick blasts latest MMAC proposal to hit Milwaukee taxpayers
Press Release

Zepnick blasts latest MMAC proposal to hit Milwaukee taxpayers

Rep. Josh Zepnick said the latest MMAC proposal to force referendums to raise taxes in Milwaukee is a disaster waiting to happen.

Murphy’s Law: 10 Reasons To Build Bucks Arena on Wisconsin Ave.
Murphy’s Law

10 Reasons To Build Bucks Arena on Wisconsin Ave.

Building the new arena where Boston Store is located could have huge advantages for the team and the city.

House Confidential: Tim Sheehy’s Traditional Home
House Confidential

Tim Sheehy’s Traditional Home

He is working to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee for as long as he's lived in Fox Point.

Murphy’s Law: Will Republicans Support a Bucks Bailout?
Murphy’s Law

Will Republicans Support a Bucks Bailout?

It can’t get done without GOP legislators, but they have deeply felt reasons for opposing any deal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Visiting Leaders Pitch Pro Stadiums — And Transit!
Eyes on Milwaukee

Visiting Leaders Pitch Pro Stadiums — And Transit!

MMAC organized event to sell NBA arena, but speakers from Cleveland, Denver and OKC said Millenials want transit, too.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New 18-Story Downtown Building Breaks Ground
Eyes on Milwaukee

New 18-Story Downtown Building Breaks Ground

The $102 million, 18-story tower at 833 E. Michigan is huge development, with no city financing. The full story, with photos and building renderings.

Plenty of Horne: Downtown Power Brokers Mull Expanded Convention Center
Plenty of Horne

Downtown Power Brokers Mull Expanded Convention Center

Leaders of Wisconsin Center and the Bradley Center consider key changes for downtown facilities.

Common Ground Will Fight New Bucks Owners If No “Fair Play”

Common Ground Will Fight New Bucks Owners If No “Fair Play”

Group serves notice: any plan for new arena must include $200 million for children's playgrounds and athletic fields.

The State of Politics: Walker Delays On Three Tough Issues
The State of Politics

Walker Delays On Three Tough Issues

No decision before election on new Bucks arena, proposed Kenosha casino and how to fund new highway construction.

Murphy’s Law: $1 Billion Needed for Milwaukee Facilities
Murphy’s Law

$1 Billion Needed for Milwaukee Facilities

Public Policy Forum study says $400 million needed for NBA arena, $300 million for convention center and rest for other facilities.

Murphy’s Law: Why a Regional Tax is Needed
Murphy’s Law

Why a Regional Tax is Needed

A regional tax for amenities like Milwaukee’s zoo and art museum is needed. Will they benefit from effort to help the Milwaukee Bucks?

Murphy’s Law: New Moves to Bail Out the Bucks
Murphy’s Law

New Moves to Bail Out the Bucks

Bradley Center and business leaders search for a clever way to subsidize the NBA team.

Murphy’s Law: The Myth of the Welders Shortage
Murphy’s Law

The Myth of the Welders Shortage

Journal Sentinel claims it’s because MATC does a poor job of training workers. Is that true?

Two-Thirds of School Recreational Facilities are Inadequate

Two-Thirds of School Recreational Facilities are Inadequate

Study by Common Ground also demands children's facilities be fixed as part of any deal for new Bucks arena.

Activists Demand New NBA Arena Include Funding for Kids

Activists Demand New NBA Arena Include Funding for Kids

No new Bucks arena without fixing schools' rundown fields and inadequate recreation facilities, says Common Ground.

Plenty of Horne: Mayor Says Streetcar is “Trojan Horse”
Plenty of Horne

Mayor Says Streetcar is “Trojan Horse”

Streetcar will be first leg of what he hopes will be a more extensive rail system.

Abele, Barrett and Other Milwaukee Leaders Urge Legislature to Restore Transit Funding
Press Release

Abele, Barrett and Other Milwaukee Leaders Urge Legislature to Restore Transit Funding

A coalition of Milwaukee leaders are sending a letter to lawmakers in Madison asking them to restore cuts in transit funding and requesting that they maintain the segregated Transportation Fund.

Murphy’s Law: The World According to Tim Sullivan
Murphy’s Law

The World According to Tim Sullivan

The business leader's unproven idea of a “skills gap” is misleading state policymakers.

Supervisors Meet to Highlight Local Economy
Press Release

Supervisors Meet to Highlight Local Economy

MMAC President Tim Sheehy to Present “Building a Partnership for Economic Prosperity”

Murphy’s Law: Republicans Sneaking Bill on Same Day Registration?
Murphy’s Law

Republicans Sneaking Bill on Same Day Registration?

Voters would probably oppose it, so GOP needs to pass the legislation very, very quietly.

Murphy’s Law: The Eternal Stadium Tax
Murphy’s Law

The Eternal Stadium Tax

It was originally supposed to end two years ago, but the Miller Park sales tax just goes on and on.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Did Donovan Make Bauman Soil His Pants?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Did Donovan Make Bauman Soil His Pants?

Another week, another Ald. Donovan anti-streetcar press conference. Plus: will the Bucks get a new owner and new arena? And: East Side zoning changes and the return of the Downtown Trolley loop.

Milwaukee Transit: The Game and The Players
Milwaukee Transit

The Game and The Players

Understanding the discussion around Milwaukee transit requires an understanding of who has the keys to unlock the federal funds to improve and expand the existing system. We need to lay some groundwork before any discussion on the actual proposals can start.

The Roundup: Tower De Force
The Roundup

Tower De Force

Mandel’s Groundbreaking High Rise

The Roundup: Lavender, Black and Green
The Roundup

Lavender, Black and Green

The Green Party’s national convention will be in Milwaukee this week, with voting by delegates to be held on Saturday. The big question: will the outfit endorse Ralph Nader? This vexing question will put Milwaukee, however briefly, once again in the national spotlight. The party has endorsed the formation of several subgroups including the Black […]

The Roundup: Art Dealer in Jail
The Roundup

Art Dealer in Jail

Don’t bother calling Kennedy Fine Arts in Northbrook, Illinois. Don’t even try to leave a message, because the voice mailbox is full. Of course, it is easy to see why – James F. Kennedy, the art dealer, has been sitting in the Milwaukee County jail without bail since May 7th, and it looks like he’ll […]

Murphy’s Law: Why Did Chief Jones Protect a Man With a Violent Record?
Murphy’s Law

Why Did Chief Jones Protect a Man With a Violent Record?

Earlier this week, Milwaukee Police Chief Jones used his power to protect Wendell Jones, the husband of County Supervisor Elizabeth Coggs-Jones.