Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Streetcar Until January

Minority of aldermen were able to use city charter provision to delay project for one month, but a majority seems poised to approve it.

By - Dec 16th, 2014 11:56 am
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5 thoughts on “Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Streetcar Until January”

  1. Hank says:

    Why would the state want to intervene, when the business community clearly supports the project? I thought we were “open for business”…..?

  2. Casey says:

    @Hank because very few understand that Milwaukee is part of Wisconsin amd the nearly 1,000,000 that kive in the county are all Wisconsinites. They see MKE as a drain on them despite MKE only getting a 91 cent return on every dollar sent to Madison. So essentially we’re the whipping boy, Tyme machine and economic engine of the state.

  3. Casey says:

    Sorry about all the above typos. Just goes to show the hazards of commenting using your phone.

  4. David says:

    @Casey… where would one find the statistic of 91 cents returned to Milwaukee per dollar sent to the state. I agree that Milwaukee is very underappreciated but I can never find the stats that support the 91 cent returned. I certainly believe you, but I don’t know where to look. Also, if it’s 91 cents today, can you imagine what it was fifty years ago. Milwaukee bankrolled most of the infrastructure in the state AND saved the Packers franchise. We should be loved by outstate Wisconsin!.

    In addition, I found that Milwaukee spends less per capita than the majority of our peer cities in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions. The Republicans have done an incredible job at messaging. Everyone thinks that Milwaukee is a money pit that is completely supported by the rest of the state. Does revenue sharing hurt Milwaukee in the sense that we cannot control our own destiny? Is Milwaukee a highly taxed city because the state takes all of our income tax revenue, all sales tax revenue, a chunk of our property tax revenue and assorted fees?

  5. Casey says:

    The link below might be helpful. It’s not the document that I was refering to. The one that I was working with in 2012 was from 2010 and much more piffy

    http://www.revenue.wi.gov/ra/13StateTaxesAndAidsByMuniCo.pdf

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