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MKE County: Board Rejoins WI Counties Association
MKE County

Board Rejoins WI Counties Association

Board had withheld membership dues in January but decides to rejoin group after WCA leaders offer assurances.

MKE County: Crowley’s Speech Stresses Pandemic, Racial Equity
MKE County

Crowley’s Speech Stresses Pandemic, Racial Equity

County executive's first State of the County address comes amid historic crisis.

Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate

Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate

Bucks VP is one of many Democrats interested in seat.

Vaccine Distribution Shows Racial Inequity

Vaccine Distribution Shows Racial Inequity

Data shows stark disparities. State spending $6.1 million to improve racial and ethnic vaccine equity.

Evers’ Budget Proposal Would Allow Milwaukee Sales Tax

Evers’ Budget Proposal Would Allow Milwaukee Sales Tax

City and county officials have been pursuing option for over a year.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Applauds Gov. Evers Prioritizing Mental Health in 2021-2023 Biennial Budget Proposal
Vote Tuesday: State Superintendent, County Board and School Board on the Ballot
Vote Tuesday

State Superintendent, County Board and School Board on the Ballot

Non-partisan, education-centric primary kicks off spring election season.

Baldwin, Braun, Whitehouse and Brown Lead Senate Introduction of Bipartisan Medicaid Reentry Act
Press Release

Baldwin, Braun, Whitehouse and Brown Lead Senate Introduction of Bipartisan Medicaid Reentry Act

Grants states power to restart Medicaid services for incarcerated individuals 30 days before their release

Milwaukee County Awarded Additional $1.34 Million by MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge to Rethink Local Justice System
Press Release

Milwaukee County Awarded Additional $1.34 Million by MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge to Rethink Local Justice System

New Funding Will Support Initiatives Aimed at Preventing Unnecessary Jail Use and Advancing Racial Equity

City Hall: Old World Third St. Will Be MLK Drive
City Hall

Old World Third St. Will Be MLK Drive

Council unanimously approves naming entire street to honor civil rights leader.

MKE County: County Running Out of CARES Act Funds
MKE County

County Running Out of CARES Act Funds

Report shows its entire $77 million allocation has been spent or will be claimed by costs already incurred.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Memorializes Residents Lost During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Memorializes Residents Lost During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Milwaukee County surpassed 1,000 deaths this week, today marks one year since the virus was first reported in Wisconsin

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Celebrates 2021 Black History Month
MKE County: Does the Wisconsin Counties Association Help Milwaukee?
MKE County

Does the Wisconsin Counties Association Help Milwaukee?

Some county officials say no, and are pushing to withdraw from the group.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Campaign Underway To Improve, Extend Beerline Trail
Eyes on Milwaukee

Campaign Underway To Improve, Extend Beerline Trail

Trail would be transformed into park with a goal of uniting neighborhoods.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Emergency Mental Health Facility Planned for 12th and Walnut
Eyes on Milwaukee

Emergency Mental Health Facility Planned for 12th and Walnut

Milwaukee County and four private partners plan new center.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley on honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
MKE Announces Campaign to End Human Trafficking
Press Release

MKE Announces Campaign to End Human Trafficking

January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Calls for Unity Amid Early Challenges in 2021
Can State Rescue Youth Corrections Plan?

Can State Rescue Youth Corrections Plan?

Rep. Evan Goyke thinks the failure of the state's plan can lead to creative reforms.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley endorses Katie Kegel for Circuit Court
Harriet Tubman Park Unveiled

Harriet Tubman Park Unveiled

County leaders see new park name as a commitment to representing Milwaukee's Black community.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on the Deliberate Disruption of the Peaceful Transfer of Federal Executive Power
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case
State Can’t Meet Deadline to Close Youth Prisons

State Can’t Meet Deadline to Close Youth Prisons

Plan to close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake and relocate youth now up in the air.

MKE County: County Ends Year With a Surplus
MKE County

County Ends Year With a Surplus

Current projections show the county ending with $10 to $15 million surplus.

MKE County: County Creates Culinary Program for Youth Offenders
MKE County

County Creates Culinary Program for Youth Offenders

Program at Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center could be nationally unique.

Op Ed: County Parks Are in Great Danger
Op Ed

County Parks Are in Great Danger

Decades of declining funding hurting them. If you love the parks, here’s how you can help.

Milwaukee County Awards $11.6M in Small Business Grants
MKE County: Crowley Calls Special Election for Supervisor
MKE County

Crowley Calls Special Election for Supervisor

Board seat open with Sup. Supreme Moore Omokunde's election to State Assembly.

Milwaukee County Relief Supports Art and Culture Organizations Before CARES Act Funds Expire
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Applauds County Board for Investments in Equity
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Applauds County Board for Investments in Equity

County leaders approve $5 million for emergency COVID-19 funds and an additional $425,000 for Community Resilience Fund

South Shore Terrace ‘Winter Beer Garden’ to Open Today, Thursday, Dec. 17
Murphy’s Law: Has Defunding Police Movement Failed?
Murphy’s Law

Has Defunding Police Movement Failed?

Not entirely, but it’s fallen well short of its goals.

Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park to Open Friday, December 18 at 10 a.m.
Transportation: BRT Secures Key $41 Million Grant
Transportation

BRT Secures Key $41 Million Grant

Federal grant to pay for 80% of county's Bus Rapid Transit project. Construction starts in spring.

Crowley Leads Coalition For COVID-19 Relief

Crowley Leads Coalition For COVID-19 Relief

With no relief in sight, economic disaster could await Milwaukee and the rest of the country.

New Mental Health Emergency Center Planned for Milwaukee County Residents
Press Release

New Mental Health Emergency Center Planned for Milwaukee County Residents

Milwaukee County and Four Local Health Systems Enter Negotiations to Develop Joint Venture

Milwaukee Organizations Join DJ Jazzy Jeff and Local Music Influencers, for the Hip Hop and Health Virtual Event
Press Release

Milwaukee Organizations Join DJ Jazzy Jeff and Local Music Influencers, for the Hip Hop and Health Virtual Event

The event is designed to inform and entertain Milwaukee while providing an experience of health empowerment.

Relief Money Supports Milwaukee County Artists and Arts and Culture Organizations at End of 2020
Local Leaders Call for Additional Federal COVID-19 Relief

Local Leaders Call for Additional Federal COVID-19 Relief

County Executive David Crowley said the county has had to be creative in the use of CARES Act money.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Applauds Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee Approval of Chantell Jewell as House of Correction Superintendent
MKE County: MCTS Establishes Rosa Parks Scholarship
MKE County

MCTS Establishes Rosa Parks Scholarship

County transit system also holding an annual tribute to parks on all buses.

Milwaukee County House of Correction to Launch Soft Opening of Alternate Care Facility on Saturday, November 28
Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

Trump Campaign Objects to Over 160,000 County Ballots

"Behavior of Trump observers" has delayed process, one official charges.

The Couture Secures Financing For $188 million Project  Construction to Begin January 2021
Press Release

The Couture Secures Financing For $188 million Project Construction to Begin January 2021

44-story mixed-use skyscraper will create new public amenities and thousands of new jobs

MKE County: 90 Cases of COVID-19 at House of Correction
MKE County

90 Cases of COVID-19 at House of Correction

The jail is also reporting 28 case of COVID-19.

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Recount Will Be at Wisconsin Center, Streamed Live

Just where does that $2 million go? We examine.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement in Observance of Veterans Day
Board of Supervisors Adopts 2021 Milwaukee County Budget
Press Release

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2021 Milwaukee County Budget

Adopted Budget Invests in Racial Equity and Essential Servicers to Improve the Health of County Residents

MKE County: Board Adopts 2021 Budget
MKE County

Board Adopts 2021 Budget

Tax levy increase of 0.59%, many amendments and delays to electric buses and hemp growing.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Passage of 2021 County Budget
Board of Supervisors Heeds Taylor’s Call to Allow Youth and Families to Access $1 Million in Programming
Statement on Presidential Election Outcome from Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley
Committee Rejects Sheriff Cuts

Committee Rejects Sheriff Cuts

But it also passed a widely supported increase in spending for services like housing and youth justice.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Successful Elections
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Successful Elections

Voter turnout 83%, 460,300 ballots cast in Milwaukee County

Back in the News: Judge Rules Against Marsy’s Law
Back in the News

Judge Rules Against Marsy’s Law

Circuit Court rules amendment passed by referendum didn't fully inform voters of constitutional changes.

Transportation: Milwaukee Airport Traffic Stagnant
Transportation

Milwaukee Airport Traffic Stagnant

Still down due to pandemic. County budget likely to adjust airport expenditures in 2021.

Supervisor Martin Supports County Executive Crowley’s Health Screening Administrative Order
Finance Committee Unanimously Approves Chairwoman Nicholson’s Amendment to Enhance Investments in Equity
Milwaukee County Prevents Over 1,700 Evictions

Milwaukee County Prevents Over 1,700 Evictions

Using CARES Act funds, the county funded eviction prevention and rental assistance programs.

Board of Supervisors Invites Public Comment on 2021 County Budget
Press Release

Board of Supervisors Invites Public Comment on 2021 County Budget

Annual Budget Hearing will be Online; Public Urged to Sign up in Advance to Testify

MKE County: Clancy Pushes $2.6 Million Cut to Sheriff Overtime
MKE County

Clancy Pushes $2.6 Million Cut to Sheriff Overtime

Supervisor proposes reallocating money to housing, parks, seniors and youth justice.

MKE County: Sheriff’s Office Spent $61.6 Million On Overtime
MKE County

Sheriff’s Office Spent $61.6 Million On Overtime

That's $35 million more than budgeted over the last seven years.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Appoints Chantell Jewell as House of Correction Superintendent
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Appoints Chantell Jewell as House of Correction Superintendent

Jewell would be the first Black Woman to lead the House of Correction

Court Watch: Chisholm Calls Marsy’s Law ‘Unfunded Mandate’
Court Watch

Chisholm Calls Marsy’s Law ‘Unfunded Mandate’

County budgeting $224,000 for new staff to comply with requirements.

AG Kaul, MKE Exec Crowley, Assembly Candidate Emily Siegrist Call Out Trump Ahead of Visit
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AG Kaul, MKE Exec Crowley, Assembly Candidate Emily Siegrist Call Out Trump Ahead of Visit

AG Josh Kaul: “We are more than six months into this pandemic, and I challenge anybody to answer this simple question: what is Donald Trump’s plan to fight the pandemic? ... The answers to those questions are simple, they don’t have a plan.”

MKE County: County Shortens List of Acceptable Masks For Bus Riders, Zoo Patrons and Courthouse Visitors
MKE County

County Shortens List of Acceptable Masks For Bus Riders, Zoo Patrons and Courthouse Visitors

There are new restrictions on what kind of masks are allowed within county facilities.

Official Public Hearing on 2021 County Budget Will be Held Online, October 30
Milwaukee County Receives Nearly $5 Million Fatherhood FIRE Grant to Support Healthy Father Engagement Activities
MKE County: Sheriff Opposes Further Budget Cuts
MKE County

Sheriff Opposes Further Budget Cuts

Proposed cut of just 2.7%. Sup. Clancy wants 25%, grills sheriff over protests and department spending.

Transportation: 27th Street Could Get Bus Rapid Transit Line
Transportation

27th Street Could Get Bus Rapid Transit Line

North-south corridor, predominantly comprised of people of color and people living in poverty, being studied for better transit.

Op Ed: Voting Access Ensures All Voices Are Heard
Op Ed

Voting Access Ensures All Voices Are Heard

A new bipartisan coalition is working to promote safe, reliable voting in Wisconsin.

Absentee Ballots Again Must Arrive By Election Day

Absentee Ballots Again Must Arrive By Election Day

Also, court rules that poll workers also must come from the county they vote in.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Officer Joseph Mensah Decision
Crowley: Milwaukee County Courthouse, Safety Building, and Criminal Justice Facility to Close at 2:00 PM Today
MKE County: Crowley Budget Advances Equity Goals
MKE County

Crowley Budget Advances Equity Goals

$1.2 billion budget down slightly, with less for capital spending, parks and Sheriff's office.

Chairwoman Nicholson Issues Guiding Principles for Setting County Budget
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Endorses Erik Brooks for Assembly
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Endorses Erik Brooks for Assembly

Crowley says Brooks is uniter, will focus on collective future

Supervisor Clancy Calls for Budget to Reflect Community Priorities
County Officials Confront Surge In Suicides

County Officials Confront Surge In Suicides

Rise linked to pandemic. Health officials grappling with the problem.

MKE County: Crowley Merging County Departments
MKE County

Crowley Merging County Departments

The administration says the move will make for better service, but not everyone is happy.

Op Ed: How to Spend Less On Police
Op Ed

How to Spend Less On Police

Milwaukee has a huge opportunity to consolidate law enforcement costs.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Proposes Elevating Care and County Services for Older Residents
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Proposes Elevating Care and County Services for Older Residents

Integration of Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Department of Veterans Services, and Department on Health and Human Services advances County efforts to bridge the gap in health disparities while maintaining high quality services for older adults and the differently abled

Murphy’s Law: Why Defunding Police Is Tough To Sell
Murphy’s Law

Why Defunding Police Is Tough To Sell

Minneapolis politicians are abandoning the idea. What will happen in Milwaukee?

WEDC Invests $144,400 in Bronzeville Business Incubator

WEDC Invests $144,400 in Bronzeville Business Incubator

The co-working and office space is being developed by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Applauds County Board Approval of Diverse Group to Lead Key County Departments
Milwaukee County receives $144,400 state grant to support office renovation for the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
Press Release

Milwaukee County receives $144,400 state grant to support office renovation for the African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

WEDC investment to help fund the development of the new Legacy Co-Working and Innovation Space

Milwaukee County Transit System Creates New Bus Route to Connect Residents with Jobs at Amazon Facility in Oak Creek
Murphy’s Law: Should Sheriff’s Budget Be Cut?
Murphy’s Law

Should Sheriff’s Budget Be Cut?

When it comes to defunding police, the county sheriffs are an obvious place to start.

Gov. Evers Appoints Jon Richards and Reyna Morales to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
Milwaukee County Announces Mortgage Assistance Program
Press Release

Milwaukee County Announces Mortgage Assistance Program

CARES Act Funding will support homeowners facing foreclosure

MKE County: County Puts $10.5 Million in Small Business, Employment
MKE County

County Puts $10.5 Million in Small Business, Employment

Funding comes from county's CARES Act allocation.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Applauds Milwaukee County Audit Committee’s Approval of Jeffery Roman’s Appointment as Director of the Office on African-American Affairs
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Applauds Milwaukee County Health and Human Needs Committee for Approving Shakita LaGrant-McClain’s Appointment as Director of Health and Human Services
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Announces Small Business Recovery Initiative Grants and Community Resource Navigator Employment Program
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Announces Small Business Recovery Initiative Grants and Community Resource Navigator Employment Program

Both programs funded by federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Funds allocated in July

MKE County: Crowley Defers Youth Corrections Grant Until State Has Sustainable Plan
MKE County

Crowley Defers Youth Corrections Grant Until State Has Sustainable Plan

County wants the state to assure enough funding to build and maintain a new facility.

UpStart Kitchen Opens in Sherman Park

UpStart Kitchen Opens in Sherman Park

Shared commercial kitchen will serve as an incubator for dining and food-oriented startups.

MKE County: County Invests in Mental Health Crisis Responders
MKE County

County Invests in Mental Health Crisis Responders

$500,000 for a team of Sheriff's deputies and psychiatric clinicians.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Applauds Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee for Approving Cassandra Libal’s Appointment as Director of the Office of Emergency Management
Milwaukee Public Museum Announces Site for Future Home
Press Release

Milwaukee Public Museum Announces Site for Future Home

MPM to join the growing Deer District area in downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement in Remembrance of September 11th
Eyes on Milwaukee: High-End Hotel Planned Across From Fiserv Forum
Eyes on Milwaukee

High-End Hotel Planned Across From Fiserv Forum

Bucks and partners hope to break ground in 2021.

Milwaukee Art Museum Won’t Recognize Union

Milwaukee Art Museum Won’t Recognize Union

Management refuses to recognize a worker supported union, forcing an NLRB election.

MKE County: New Murals at Courthouse Unveiled
MKE County

New Murals at Courthouse Unveiled

Celebrating diversity. Paid for by Chris Abele. "We are who we celebrate."

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement in Observance of Labor Day
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Appoints Shakita LaGrant-McClain as Director of Health and Human Services
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Appoints Cassandra Libal as Director of the Office of Emergency Management
Tenants Union Protests Berrada Properties

Tenants Union Protests Berrada Properties

Landlord may be city's biggest evictor. Union calls for halt, demands Berrada negotiate with them on behalf of tenants.

Airport Revamps Flight Museum, USO Center

Airport Revamps Flight Museum, USO Center

New gallery has exhibit on a local Tuskegee Airman.

MKE County: You Can Help Decide County Budget
MKE County

You Can Help Decide County Budget

Budget town halls allow citizen opinions. Online tool lets you pick how to balance budget.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Statement on Kenosha Shooting
Milwaukee County Launches Balancing Act, Announces Upcoming Budget Open Houses
Milwaukee County Continues To Suppress COVID-19

Milwaukee County Continues To Suppress COVID-19

COVID-19 is going down locally.

MKE County: County Working To Close Budget Gap
MKE County

County Working To Close Budget Gap

Officials face a projected $42 million deficit for 2021. Cuts could be brutal.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Stands in Solidarity with Milwaukee Art Museum Workers Union Drive
VISIT Milwaukee launches virtual tour of Milwaukee in advance of DNC
Press Release

VISIT Milwaukee launches virtual tour of Milwaukee in advance of DNC

30 videos narrated by community members allow visitors to explore the city from home

Nine Election Takeaways

Nine Election Takeaways

Big turnout, delayed votes, new faces in the Assembly and the Constitution Party.

Bronzeville Themed Store Opens at Airport

Bronzeville Themed Store Opens at Airport

Store will sell goods from Bronzeville neighborhood businesses and entrepreneurs.

MKE County: Crowley Will Tackle Systemic Injustice
MKE County

Crowley Will Tackle Systemic Injustice

County executive sets his sights on policies to change inequities in health, the economy and more.

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Endorses County Exec’s Vision, Pledges to Work Together
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Outlines Vision to Achieve Racial Equity
County Executive David Crowley names Guy Smith for Parks Director
Black Elected Officials Slam GOP, Kanye West

Black Elected Officials Slam GOP, Kanye West

Leaders from some of the highest offices in the area call it a disrespectful, cynical move.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Announces ‘Love Your Parks’ Collaboration With Stone Creek Coffee
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Announces ‘Love Your Parks’ Collaboration With Stone Creek Coffee

Limited edition 'Love Your Parks' coffee now available in Stone Creek Coffee locations & online

MKE County: Mental Health Services Expanded with Grants
MKE County

Mental Health Services Expanded with Grants

Millions in grants are funding expanded service offerings from the Behavioral Health Division.

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division receives over $6.4 Million in Grants
Press Release

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division receives over $6.4 Million in Grants

Three diverse grants help support the transition to a full continuum of care

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Calls on Transforming Criminal Justice System Through Racial Equity Lens
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Calls on Transforming Criminal Justice System Through Racial Equity Lens

New American Civil Liberties Union Study Highlights Wisconsin Probation and Parole System’s Contributions to Mass Incarceration

Op Ed: Biden’s Recovery Plan Supports Communities of Color
Op Ed

Biden’s Recovery Plan Supports Communities of Color

His plan includes investments in housing, child care, jobs and small business.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Appointed to NACo Board of Directors
Christian Saldivar applauds Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley’s leadership on CARES Funding to help those in need during COVID-19 pandemic
MKE County: Crowley Using CARES Funds For Housing
MKE County

Crowley Using CARES Funds For Housing

Of $77 million in federal funding, biggest single grant helps those at risk of losing housing.

Bradford Beach Gets Accessibility Upgrades

Bradford Beach Gets Accessibility Upgrades

Milwaukee County's most popular beach is now accessible to those in a wheelchair all the way to the water.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Thanks Senator Tammy Baldwin for Support of Senate Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Thanks Senator Tammy Baldwin for Support of Senate Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

Baldwin joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) to introduce a Senate Resolution to declare racism a public health crisis.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA
Press Release

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson July 24, 2020

Supervisor Ryan Clancy’s Facemask Ordinance Adopted
MKE County: Racial Equity Legislation Signed Into Law
MKE County

Racial Equity Legislation Signed Into Law

Also, Juneteenth officially becomes a major holiday for Milwaukee County.

Bipartisan Group Will Promote Voting By Mail

Bipartisan Group Will Promote Voting By Mail

And in-person voting. Former GOP Attorney General dismisses fraud claims on mail-in ballots

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Introduces Proposal to Fully Allocate $77 Million in Federal CARES Act Grants
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Introduces Proposal to Fully Allocate $77 Million in Federal CARES Act Grants

Amid growing need for County services, the proposal supports life safety measures, emergency operations, and investments in critical economic stability and public health services

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Names Brandon Weathersby as New Director of Communications
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Announces Resignation of Milwaukee County Emergency Management Director Christine Westrich
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Announces Resignation of Milwaukee County Emergency Management Director Christine Westrich

Director Westrich to resign from the Office of Emergency Management effective Monday, August 3

Murphy’s Law: Zamarripa Defends Her Double Dipping
Murphy’s Law

Zamarripa Defends Her Double Dipping

Alderwoman will collect second full-time salary as state legislator for eight months.

COVID-19 Case Rate Increasing In County

COVID-19 Case Rate Increasing In County

A key indicator changed to red as the positive case rate rises among younger people.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Announces ‘Love Your Parks’ Campaign
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Announces ‘Love Your Parks’ Campaign

Milwaukee County & Partners Announce the “Love Your Parks” Campaign to Build a Path to Support the Equitable, Long-term Sustainability of the Parks System

COVID-19 Cases Exploding Among Younger Population

COVID-19 Cases Exploding Among Younger Population

COVID-19 in Milwaukee County appears stable, for now. But the disease remains widespread and is not being suppressed.

Milwaukee County Executive Crowley Urges Residents to Complete the 2020 Census with Support from County Call Centers
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Crowley Urges Residents to Complete the 2020 Census with Support from County Call Centers

Effort uses a racial equity lens to ensure the ‘hardest to count’ populations are accounted for in 2020

Beer Gardens Open With Social Distancing

Beer Gardens Open With Social Distancing

County Parks reopen five beer gardens, with many changes to protect patrons' safety.

MKE County: Board Passes Racial Equity Proposal
MKE County

Board Passes Racial Equity Proposal

A response to calls for police reform aimed at courts, sheriff's office, transit system.

With Summer Here, Milwaukee County Officials Encourage Residents to Take Precautions During Hot Weather
Press Release

With Summer Here, Milwaukee County Officials Encourage Residents to Take Precautions During Hot Weather

With people isolating because of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to check on vulnerable residents

Juneteenth Now a Permanent County Holiday
Press Release

Juneteenth Now a Permanent County Holiday

Amendment to Elevate “Black Freedom Day” to a Mandatory Day Off Adopted

County Spending $10 Million to Prevent Evictions

County Spending $10 Million to Prevent Evictions

Evictions up 44% since May. Both Milwaukee and Dane counties using federal funds to fight this.

Juneteenth Flag Flies Over City Hall Complex

Juneteenth Flag Flies Over City Hall Complex

City flies flag for the first time as county and state follow suit.

Milwaukee County Raises Juneteenth, Pan-African and Pride Flags at the Courthouse
Press Release

Milwaukee County Raises Juneteenth, Pan-African and Pride Flags at the Courthouse

Milwaukee County intends to be an inclusive place, reflective of the diversity of the communities we serve.

Juneteenth Flags Will Fly at Capitol, City Office Building For First Time

Juneteenth Flags Will Fly at Capitol, City Office Building For First Time

Move is part of growing recognition for holiday.

Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth This Year

Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth This Year

Despite the pandemic, there are a number of virtual events and protests this Juneteenth.

MKE County: ‘We Care Crew’ Takes on Pandemic
MKE County

‘We Care Crew’ Takes on Pandemic

County teams with city, police, non-profits to distribute meals, face masks, resource bags at local parks.

COVID-19 Testing Down Significantly

COVID-19 Testing Down Significantly

Officials worry about drop in testing here as COVID-19 cases spike across the nation.

Juneteenth Becomes a Holiday for County Employees
Press Release

Juneteenth Becomes a Holiday for County Employees

June 19 will be a floating holiday for Milwaukee County employees to honor and celebrate Black life and attend Juneteenth Day celebrations throughout Milwaukee.

MKE County: County Announces Housing Assistance Program
MKE County

County Announces Housing Assistance Program

Using CARES Act funds and a partnership with the courts, Milwaukee County will help prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Milwaukee Zoo Reopening, With Mask Requirement

Milwaukee Zoo Reopening, With Mask Requirement

Reservations required, limited hours, but most attractions open.

Evers Pulls National Guard From Milwaukee

Evers Pulls National Guard From Milwaukee

The 125 troops serving as a backup force during the protests have been withdrawn.

Gov. Evers, Local Leaders Announce Conclusion of Wisconsin National Guard Mission
Milwaukee County Issues Universal Face Mask Policy in County Facilities
Press Release

Milwaukee County Issues Universal Face Mask Policy in County Facilities

Policy marks critical step in bringing services back to operational and reopening facilities and grounds

County Executive David Crowley Announces the Milwaukee County Zoo to Partially Reopen June 13 Outdoor Grounds Open With New Safety Measures
Milwaukee County Parks To Open Whitnall & Traveling Beer Gardens Starting Monday
Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Nitty Leads Peaceful March While Protecting Against Assassination

Seventh-day is a charm as two large marches take place without incident

Op Ed: We Don’t Need the National Guard
Op Ed

We Don’t Need the National Guard

We need our elected leaders to dismantle racist practices.

Protest Leader Frank Nitty Released

Protest Leader Frank Nitty Released

District Attorney Chisholm says leader released, wasn't charged, but facts still being gathered.

Northside Testing Center Up and Running

Northside Testing Center Up and Running

A new center, replacing one shut down more than a week ago, started testing Monday.

How to Protest During a Pandemic

How to Protest During a Pandemic

Local health officials offers do's and don'ts that could save your life.

Community Leaders List Changes Protestors Want

Community Leaders List Changes Protestors Want

Demands push for more racial equity, major changes in state, local and police policies.

Supervisor Wasserman Statement on the Death of George Floyd
King Drive Cleanup Draws Hundreds

King Drive Cleanup Draws Hundreds

De facto center of George Floyd protests spiffed up. "This is our city," says volunteer Pamela Bell.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Urges Community Members to Remain Peaceful While Exercising Their Rights
Op Ed: 8 Ways to Democratize Milwaukee
Op Ed

8 Ways to Democratize Milwaukee

There never was a better time to think big for this city.

Wisconsin National Guard to Support Local Law Enforcement in Milwaukee
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Responds to Death of George Floyd
WisDOT Secretary-designee Thompson releases statement on federal government commitment of $40.9 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funds to Milwaukee’s East West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Program
Transportation: Trump Announces Funding for Milwaukee Bus Rapid Transit Line
Transportation

Trump Announces Funding for Milwaukee Bus Rapid Transit Line

President tweets long-awaited $40.9 million grant is being awarded.

MKE County: County Wants Its CARES Money Back
MKE County

County Wants Its CARES Money Back

$103 million allocated for Milwaukee County ended up with the state. County officials demand the money.

MKE County: Pools Closed for 2020 Season
MKE County

Pools Closed for 2020 Season

Many wading pools and splash pads will remain open.

Wear A Mask, Public Heath Officials Say

Wear A Mask, Public Heath Officials Say

Now that Evers' Safer-At-Home has ended, health officials plead with the public to take precautions on their own.

Milwaukee County Park Deep-Well Pools to Remain Closed this Summer as a Result of COVID-19
Milwaukee County Leaders Call on Governor for Support
Press Release

Milwaukee County Leaders Call on Governor for Support

Crowley and Nicholson Urge Governor to Provide Funding for Essential Services and Mitigate Racially Disparate Impacts of COVID-19

Suburbs’ Policies Ignore Science, Kowalik Charges

Suburbs’ Policies Ignore Science, Kowalik Charges

Suburban elected officials overruling health officers on COVID-19, city official charges.

Murphy’s Law: County Executive College Dropouts
Murphy’s Law

County Executive College Dropouts

For 20 years voters have elected college dropouts to run Milwaukee County. What gives?

Supreme Moore Omokunde Announces Candidacy for State Assembly
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Supreme Moore Omokunde Announces Candidacy for State Assembly

Long-time community leader and organizer, County Board Supervisor announces run for Wisconsin State Assembly, District 17

MKE County: COVID-19 Could Cost County $450 Million
MKE County

COVID-19 Could Cost County $450 Million

Milwaukee County being squeezed by increased costs, declining revenue.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Is A Couture Deal Finally Coming?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Is A Couture Deal Finally Coming?

City officials say it is, while Ald. Bauman pushes city to separate streetcar from project.

National Guard Tests 1,919 at City Sites

National Guard Tests 1,919 at City Sites

'Phenomenal' response to two COVID-19 test sites yesterday, more guard members had to be added.

“Active Streets” Will Close City Streets, Parkways In Favor of Pedestrians, Cyclists

“Active Streets” Will Close City Streets, Parkways In Favor of Pedestrians, Cyclists

This campaign aims to create more public space in Milwaukee, closing off parkways and some city streets to traffic.

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Will Be at UMOS, Midtown Center

Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Will Be at UMOS, Midtown Center

Sites are on border of areas of city with highest number of COVID-19 cases.

Milwaukee Launching Two Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Milwaukee Launching Two Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

Individuals will be able to receive free test without appointment or symptoms.

MKE County: Nicholson Picks New Board’s Leaders
MKE County

Nicholson Picks New Board’s Leaders

While new board chair rewarded some allies, some who opposed her retained positions.

MKE County: Crowley Makes First Cabinet Picks
MKE County

Crowley Makes First Cabinet Picks

A new chief of staff and two new department directors, all promoted from Abele's administration.

MKE County: Crowley Sworn In As County Exec
MKE County

Crowley Sworn In As County Exec

First elected African-American Milwaukee County Executive in history seeks more equity, more state funding.

MKE County: Racial Equity Ordinance Signed Into Law
MKE County

Racial Equity Ordinance Signed Into Law

First major piece of legislation addressing racial inequity since Milwaukee County declared racism a public health crisis.

Milwaukee County Passes Ordinance to Advance Racial Equity and Improve Health Outcomes
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Milwaukee County Passes Ordinance to Advance Racial Equity and Improve Health Outcomes

Milwaukee County leaders commit to eliminating institutional racism by addressing County polices, practices and power structures through a racial equity lens

Murphy’s Law: Up From 53206
Murphy’s Law

Up From 53206

New generation of leaders in their early 30's, Crowley, Nicholson, Johnson, all raised in poorest ZIP code.

MKE County: New Board Sworn In at a Parking Lot
MKE County

New Board Sworn In at a Parking Lot

Nicholson and Johnson, Jr. vying for leadership position of County Board Chairperson.

Larson Concedes to Crowley in Tight Race

Larson Concedes to Crowley in Tight Race

Crowley will be first African American Milwaukee County Executive elected in history.

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

How high was turnout, lawyers will be busy, girl power, streetcar wins again and a new council president?

Murphy’s Law: 21 Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

21 Winners and Losers

Beyond the candidates, what was the election about, who were the other winners and losers?

School Choice Champions Victorious in Wisconsin Elections
Rep. David Crowley declares victory in County Executive race
2020 Spring Election Results

2020 Spring Election Results

Live City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County results for the April 7th Spring Election.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Executive
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Executive

Crowley and Larson vie for the top executive position in Milwaukee County.

Plenty of Horne: Dark-Money Group Slings Mud in Comptroller Race
Plenty of Horne

Dark-Money Group Slings Mud in Comptroller Race

Group backing Rep. Jason Fields produces attack ads against his opponent, Aycha Sawa.

Important Debates in Three Key Races to Air Live on WISN 12
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Important Debates in Three Key Races to Air Live on WISN 12

Milwaukee County Executive, Milwaukee Mayor, and Wisconsin Supreme Court

County Sales Tax Legislation Gets Hearing

County Sales Tax Legislation Gets Hearing

Bill supported by local business leaders allows hike in county sales tax for local purposes.

Molson Coors Shooting Restarts Gun Debate

Molson Coors Shooting Restarts Gun Debate

Democrat legislators speak up about gun safety reforms.

Bipartisan Water Quality Bills Pass

Bipartisan Water Quality Bills Pass

Though, they do not make it through the sharply divide legislature without some disagreement.

Murphy’s Law: 14 Election Winners, Losers
Murphy’s Law

14 Election Winners, Losers

Beyond the ballot totals, behind the scenes, who were the other election winners and losers?

9 Election Takeaways

9 Election Takeaways

What did we learn? The results versus 2016. And the coming ad blitz and voter turnout.

Vote Tuesday: County Executive Candidates
Vote Tuesday

County Executive Candidates

Crowley, Larson, Lipscomb and Nath vie to advance to general election, replace Chris Abele.

Jim Sullivan endorses David Crowley for County Executive
Controversial “Tougher on Crime” Bills Pass

Controversial “Tougher on Crime” Bills Pass

Two parties split over the future of criminal justice. Democrats assail GOP for "fear mongering" legislation.

Six municipal leaders announce endorsement of David Crowley for Milwaukee County Executive
Murphy’s Law: Crowley Rising in County Exec Race
Murphy’s Law

Crowley Rising in County Exec Race

He and Chris Larson look likely to make it through the February primary.

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to 2020 Census Complete Count Committee
State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa endorses David Crowley for County Executive
Gerrymandering Has Racial Bias, Evers Says

Gerrymandering Has Racial Bias, Evers Says

Black disenfranchisement still happening, governor declares at Black History Month event.

Why The Census Matters to Milwaukee

Why The Census Matters to Milwaukee

What you need to know about the Census and why it matters to state, nation.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm endorses David Crowley for County Executive
Milwaukee Alderman Cavalier Johnson endorses David Crowley for Milwaukee County Executive
MKE County: County Exec Candidates Discuss Fiscal Crisis
MKE County

County Exec Candidates Discuss Fiscal Crisis

Lipscomb, Larson, Crowley and Nath present their vision for addressing Milwaukee County's fiscal challenges.

Mayor Bryan Kennedy endorses David Crowley for County Executive
Citizen Action endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive
Press Release

Citizen Action endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive

Announces more key endorsements in Milwaukee area spring elections

MKE County: County Exec Race Upended
MKE County

County Exec Race Upended

State Election Commission disqualifies Kennedy and Sullivan. Abele's $6,000 donation wasted?

Assembly Republicans Fail to Override Evers’ Veto

Assembly Republicans Fail to Override Evers’ Veto

First floor session of 2020 saw partisan attacks and the passage of controversial legislation.

Wisconsin Jail Population Rising

Wisconsin Jail Population Rising

Rise attributed to opioid epidemic and state bail laws.

Black Leaders Organizing for Communities announces slate of endorsements
2020 County Exec Race: Seven Will Run for County Executive
2020 County Exec Race

Seven Will Run for County Executive

Gwen Moore endorses Lipscomb, Crowley has raised $53,000, no word from Abele.

Crowley Raises Over $53,000 for County Executive Race
Milwaukee Legislators Target Racial Inequality

Milwaukee Legislators Target Racial Inequality

'Disrupting Disparities’ proposals by African American lawmakers include criminal justice reforms.

2020 County Exec Race: Jim Sullivan Will Run For County Executive
2020 County Exec Race

Jim Sullivan Will Run For County Executive

County administrator and former legislator emphasizes need for sound management.

Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet to Host Fourth Annual “3 Days of Christmas” Holiday Initiative
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Milwaukee Kitchen Cabinet to Host Fourth Annual “3 Days of Christmas” Holiday Initiative

Local restaurateurs kick off three-day holiday initiative with support from local businesses and legislators

Behold the Democratic Green Team

Behold the Democratic Green Team

“Forward on Climate” package includes bills on green banks, weatherizing schools.

Rep. Brostoff, Rep. Crowley, and Sen. Larson Introduce Legislation to Ensure Gender Parity and Greater Access to Baby Changing Tables in Wisconsin
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Rep. Brostoff, Rep. Crowley, and Sen. Larson Introduce Legislation to Ensure Gender Parity and Greater Access to Baby Changing Tables in Wisconsin

"When I take my son with me outside of the house, I am consistently struck by how few businesses have changing stations available for parents."

2020 County Exec Race: Six Now Running for County Executive
2020 County Exec Race

Six Now Running for County Executive

Democrat Chris Larson and Trump supporter Purnima Nath join four other candidates.

9 Questions About the 2020 Census

9 Questions About the 2020 Census

It can take as little as 10 minutes. But the results matter so much.

MKE County: Why the Bus Union Didn’t Strike
MKE County

Why the Bus Union Didn’t Strike

MCTS offer of back pay for workers, and weariness after 21 months bargaining, were key.

MKE County: Lipscomb Will Run for County Exec
MKE County

Lipscomb Will Run for County Exec

County Board chair says troubled finances must be focus of next county executive.

Rep. David Crowley announces bid for Milwaukee County Executive
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Rep. David Crowley announces bid for Milwaukee County Executive

“Growing up in a struggling family in Milwaukee County, I know what it’s like to be reliant on County services and what that really means to people in our community.”

Bill Would Decriminalize Pot Possession

Bill Would Decriminalize Pot Possession

Democratic plan ends criminal penalties for up to 28 grams of marijuana.

Rep. Stubbs, Lt. Gov. Barnes Announce Legislation Decriminalizing Marijuana
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Rep. Stubbs, Lt. Gov. Barnes Announce Legislation Decriminalizing Marijuana

"The mass incarceration of African American men who have been disproportionately charged and imprisoned for low-level marijuana offenses is something that must be urgently addressed."

Risser Calls for Decriminalizing Marijuana
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Risser Calls for Decriminalizing Marijuana

Wisconsin marijuana laws have a disproportionately negative effect on communities of color.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Run for County Executive?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Run for County Executive?

The list is long and could get longer. Handicapping the favorites. 

Evers Calls Special Session on Guns

Evers Calls Special Session on Guns

Governor says only Vos and Fitzgerald prevent common sense gun reforms.

The State of Politics: Mortgage Crisis Hit African Americans and Hispanics Hardest
The State of Politics

Mortgage Crisis Hit African Americans and Hispanics Hardest

Drop in homeownership among African-Americans and Hispanics underlines an affordable housing crisis since the Great Recession.

Elected officials rally behind Rebecca Kiefer in race to be Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
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Elected officials rally behind Rebecca Kiefer in race to be Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

“I am grateful to State Representatives Bowen and Zamarripa, and the other elected officials who have endorsed my campaign thus far.”

MKE County: Supervisors Push Ex-Offender Voting Rights
MKE County

Supervisors Push Ex-Offender Voting Rights

Resolution calls for restoring the voting rights of people on parole or probation.

Legislators Urge New Strategy on Budget

Legislators Urge New Strategy on Budget

Stung by Republican cuts in funds to Milwaukee, city-based legislators search for new approach.

Democratic Bill Allows Felons to Vote

Democratic Bill Allows Felons to Vote

They "pay taxes, pay rent, own homes” and should be able to vote, Sen. Taylor argues.

Dem. Legislators Introduce Unlock the Vote Package
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Dem. Legislators Introduce Unlock the Vote Package

"Casting a vote is a civil right and is an essential component of our democracy."

Bill Allows Red Light Cameras in City

Bill Allows Red Light Cameras in City

Legislation would give Milwaukee Police another tool to combat speeding, reckless driving.

Six State Legislative Democrats endorse Chris Abele for re-election
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Six State Legislative Democrats endorse Chris Abele for re-election

Abele earns support from more legislative Democrats than during his successful 2016 campaign

Rep. Robyn Vining Appointed to Task Force on Adoption
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Rep. Robyn Vining Appointed to Task Force on Adoption

This committee will focus on addressing the barriers facing biological and adoptive parents in the adoption process.

Democrats Push Automatic Voter Registration

Democrats Push Automatic Voter Registration

All would be registered when getting drivers license or state ID. Republicans oppose bill.

City Hall: Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags
City Hall

Oh, Those Dreaded Plastic Bags

Council debates what to do with bags that clog up recycling process.

County Opposes Plan to Replace Lincoln Hills

County Opposes Plan to Replace Lincoln Hills

Abele administration says state plan lacks adequate funding, won’t rehabilitate youth.

State Legislators endorse JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman
Press Release

State Legislators endorse JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m humbled so many of my current colleagues have my back on this journey to serve Milwaukee on the Common Council."

State Representative David Crowley joins WHEDA board
Press Release

State Representative David Crowley joins WHEDA board

“I am honored and excited to join the board of WHEDA,” said Crowley.

Evers Announces Youth Prison for City

Evers Announces Youth Prison for City

To be located on Teutonia Ave. and Mill Rd. Research shows facility near home enhances outcomes.

Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills
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Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills

"We are committed to getting kids out of Lincoln Hills and closer to home as soon as we safely and responsibly can."

Evers Proposes Medical Marijuana

Evers Proposes Medical Marijuana

And would loosen other restrictions. Vos opposes plan.

Legislators Clash on Black History Month

Legislators Clash on Black History Month

Republicans remove Colin Kaepernick from resolution, Rep. Bowen cries foul.

Wisconsin Black Leaders Condemn Supreme Court Candidate’s Disrespect of NAACP
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Wisconsin Black Leaders Condemn Supreme Court Candidate’s Disrespect of NAACP

"The real disgrace here is the hostile takeover of our judicial system by radical partisans like this former lawyer for Scott Walker."

City-wide School Board Candidate Bob Peterson announces endorsement from 23 elected officials
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City-wide School Board Candidate Bob Peterson announces endorsement from 23 elected officials

The full list of elected officials to have endorsed Bob Peterson for MPS school board represents a broad span of Milwaukee’s neighborhoods.

Group Seeks Drivers Licenses for Undocumented

Group Seeks Drivers Licenses for Undocumented

Would help immigrants, makes road safer, Voces de la Frontera argues.

City Hall: Nikiya Dodd Handily Wins Council Seat
City Hall

Nikiya Dodd Handily Wins Council Seat

Political veteran could have a big impact on upcoming city budget debate.

ACLU Attempts to End Stop-And-Frisk Policing

ACLU Attempts to End Stop-And-Frisk Policing

While at the same time, President Trump praises stop-and-frisk policing.

Sequanna Taylor Announces Candidacy for MPS Board of School Directors
Press Release

Sequanna Taylor Announces Candidacy for MPS Board of School Directors

Elected Official, MPS Parent, and Educational Assistant Will Put the Students First

Women’s March WI Endorses Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman
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Women’s March WI Endorses Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman

"I am so humbled to have earned the endorsement of Women's March WI."

Milwaukee Area Unions Endorse Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman
Press Release

Milwaukee Area Unions Endorse Nikiya Dodd for 5th District Alderman

"As a State Senator and a County Supervisor I proudly stood with workers and their unions."

The Collective PAC Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor of Wisconsin
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The Collective PAC Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for Governor of Wisconsin

Today’s endorsement joins Mahlon Mitchell’s growing list of support.

No Choice in 36% of Legislative Races

No Choice in 36% of Legislative Races

Gerrymandering and decline in number of candidates leaves 2.5 million residents with no choice.

City Hall: Stop-and-Frisk Suit Could Cost $6 Million
City Hall

Stop-and-Frisk Suit Could Cost $6 Million

Council members struggle with the rising price tag. Will they approve settlement?

Supporting Wisconsin’s Children and Families: Governor Walker to Sign 11 Bills to Improve Outcomes for Children in Foster Care
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Supporting Wisconsin’s Children and Families: Governor Walker to Sign 11 Bills to Improve Outcomes for Children in Foster Care

This legislative bill package was created by the 2017 Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care.

New Federal Program Could Help City

New Federal Program Could Help City

Opportunity Zones law allows tax incentives for distressed areas.

The Rise of Reckless Driving

The Rise of Reckless Driving

Vehicles speeding, running red lights causing more deaths, hit-and-run accidents.

Connecting Workers with Career Opportunities
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Connecting Workers with Career Opportunities

RTA Builds Transportation Options in Southeastern Wisconsin

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

Republican assembly districts are up to 96% white, senate districts as high as 95% white.

Photo Gallery: 500 Black Tuxedos
Photo Gallery

500 Black Tuxedos

Upscale event connects teens with role models and a world they mightn't otherwise see.

African American State Representatives Call for Representation on New Task Force
Press Release

African American State Representatives Call for Representation on New Task Force

In order to ensure the legitimacy and integrity of this task force, it is essential that African Americans have representation.

Tobacco Sellers Target City’s Minority Youth

Tobacco Sellers Target City’s Minority Youth

Study finds three times more tobacco retailers near schools in minority neighborhoods.

With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families
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With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families

Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for Generations

Bill Targets Evictions, Housing Discrimination

Bill Targets Evictions, Housing Discrimination

1 in 8 families evicted every two years. Rep. Crawley’s bill aims at problem.

Automated Technology Targets Reckless Drivers

Automated Technology Targets Reckless Drivers

Rep. Crowley’s bill creates pilot program in city, supported by 11 council members.

Foundation Holds Community Chats on Key Issues

Foundation Holds Community Chats on Key Issues

GMF oversees 5,000 people at 200 locations in metro area “On the Table” discussions.

Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders
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Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders

“I am honored and humbled to have earned the support of these officials, who work every day to make our communities stronger.”

North Side Leaders Plead for Safe Driving

North Side Leaders Plead for Safe Driving

Reckless driving is plaguing the North Side, community leaders say.

Black Officials Canvass Amani Neighborhood

Black Officials Canvass Amani Neighborhood

Gwen Moore, LaTonya Johnson and David Crowley do doors, hoping to increase turnout.

Op Ed: Gerrymandering Is A Threat To Our Democracy
Op Ed

Gerrymandering Is A Threat To Our Democracy

Will US Supreme Court put party politics aside when considering Whitford v. Gill? Hopefully.

County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
Press Release

County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

"The practice of restraining pregnant women is demeaning and unnecessary and best efforts must be made to avoid this practice at all costs."

Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

A measure opposing the practice of shackling pregnant and postpartum women within Milwaukee County correctional facilities will come before the Judiciary, Safety, and General Services committee

Court Watch: Bill Lets Some Criminal Records Be Expunged
Court Watch

Bill Lets Some Criminal Records Be Expunged

Rep. Goyke’s bill gets bipartisan support, allows retroactive expungement of youthful convictions.

Foxconn Fiscal Analysis Deeply Troubling for Wisconsin Taxpayers
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Foxconn Fiscal Analysis Deeply Troubling for Wisconsin Taxpayers

"I am deeply troubled by the long-term negative fiscal implications that the proposed Foxconn legislation could put the State of Wisconsin in."

Foxconn Hearing: Big Promises, Little Details, Lacks Transportation Plan
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Foxconn Hearing: Big Promises, Little Details, Lacks Transportation Plan

"We need to guarantee that we have the details of the deal before we sign off on it..."

New City Tax Needed, Officials Say

New City Tax Needed, Officials Say

Reacting to new report, area legislators say Milwaukee needs sales or income tax.

Op Ed: We Must Legalize Marijuana
Op Ed

We Must Legalize Marijuana

It will combat opioid epidemic and boost state economy.

Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000
Press Release

Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000

Announces endorsements from Pocan, Moore, and others from across Wisconsin

Democratic State Legislators Endorse Randy Bryce
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Democratic State Legislators Endorse Randy Bryce

Endorsements boost ironworker in bid to topple Speaker Paul Ryan

Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Legislators, community leaders call on Gov. Walker to remove sheriff from office.

Governor Walker Banking on Collective Wisconsin Amnesia
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Governor Walker Banking on Collective Wisconsin Amnesia

"The Governor must believe that nobody is going to remember that it was his previous budgets that created the damage that he is now attempting to repair."

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, State Rep. David Crowley to Host Community Input Session on County Office on African American Affairs
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, State Rep. David Crowley to Host Community Input Session on County Office on African American Affairs

This community input session will take place at the COA Goldin Center 2320 W. Burleigh St.

Nationally-known peace activist Erica Ford to appear at public, free session on Friday
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Nationally-known peace activist Erica Ford to appear at public, free session on Friday

Erica Ford is the founder and CEO of LIFE Camp, Inc.

Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
Press Release

Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly

"I gladly endorse his candidacy for the State Assembly and look forward to working with him in the coming years, "said Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton.

State Senator Chris Larson Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
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State Senator Chris Larson Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly

“He'll be a champion for reforming our broken criminal justice system, expanding affordable health care, and restoring funding to our public schools," said Senator Chris Larson.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin announces endorsements in state legislative primaries
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Citizen Action of Wisconsin announces endorsements in state legislative primaries

Citizen Action endorsed in legislative races with contested primaries where a progressive champion is on the ballot and sought our endorsement.

Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Endorse David Crowley for State Assembly
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Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Endorse David Crowley for State Assembly

“Throughout his career, David Crowley has shown that he is a tireless advocate for the Milwaukee community,” said Candice Owley, president of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses John Chisholm for District Attorney
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses John Chisholm for District Attorney

District Attorney Chisholm Will Continue to Fight for a Safe and Just Community

SEIU Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
Press Release

SEIU Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly

"I am truly honored to have their support." said David Crowley.

County Executive Chris Abele Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly

"David has proven his worth to Milwaukee over the course of his career, said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.

AFSCME Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
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AFSCME Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly

"David has been a champion for labor throughout his career." said Jason Sidener.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Announces State Legislative Primary Endorsements
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Announces State Legislative Primary Endorsements

Wisconsin WFP Endorses Diverse Slate of Progressive Champions in Milwaukee State Legislative Races

Wisconsin AFL-CIO Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
Press Release

Wisconsin AFL-CIO Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly

"David has spent his career serving the people of Milwaukee." said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.

Wisconsin Jobs Now Endorses Candidates for State Legislature
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Wisconsin Jobs Now Endorses Candidates for State Legislature

Several Progressive Champions in Contested Races Receive WJN Endorsement

African American leaders stand against supporting Alderman Bob Donavan for Mayor of Milwaukee

Contribution to David Crowley of $500

African American leaders stand against supporting Alderman Bob Donavan for Mayor of Milwaukee
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African American leaders stand against supporting Alderman Bob Donavan for Mayor of Milwaukee

This press conference will be followed up with a private meeting with current Mayor Tom Barrett.

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Win or lose, today's primary candidates will be partying. But where? Here's the details.

Will New Fire-Police Leader Succeed?

Will New Fire-Police Leader Succeed?

Community activists not sure, taking "wait and see" stance on FPC director.

David Crowley Statement on Alderman Willie Wade’s Retirement
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David Crowley Statement on Alderman Willie Wade’s Retirement

“I want to thank Alderman Willie Wade for his years of service in the 7th District and the City of Milwaukee.”

David Crowley Announces for 7th District Alderman

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $25

David Crowley Announces for 7th District Alderman
Press Release

David Crowley Announces for 7th District Alderman

“As a native and long-time resident of Milwaukee, I am proud to have an opportunity to run for Alderman of the 7th district.”

Plenty of Horne: We Need Better Transit!
Plenty of Horne

We Need Better Transit!

Suburban officials and business leaders at Downtown conference on transit call for better connections to the city.