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Elizabeth Coggs

Elizabeth Coggs, Regional Vice President for WestCare Wisconsin, Inc.

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Out Look: The Flag Stands for LGBTQ People, Too

Contribution to Milele A. Coggs of $100

Out Look: The Flag Stands for LGBTQ People, Too
Out Look

The Flag Stands for LGBTQ People, Too

On July 4th, remembering those Milwaukeeans who stood up for LGBTQ rights.

Milwaukee Promise Zones End of Summer Celebration

Milwaukee Promise Zones End of Summer Celebration

The Milwaukee Promise Zones initiative celebrates the Summer work of youth throughout the city

Massive Harambee Neighborhood Cleanup

Massive Harambee Neighborhood Cleanup

Nearly 1,000 volunteers work with non-profit groups on community effort.

Volunteers, 15 Community Groups Collaborate for Inaugural, Large-Scale Cleanup of Harambee Neighborhood
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Volunteers, 15 Community Groups Collaborate for Inaugural, Large-Scale Cleanup of Harambee Neighborhood

The Inaugural Harambee Community Cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19.

Photo Gallery: 500 Black Tuxedos

Contribution to Ashanti Hamilton of $150

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.

Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Sherman Park Has Been a Melting Pot
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Sherman Park Has Been a Melting Pot

Tracing the neighborhood’s German, Jewish and African American heritage.

Back-To-School Festival at King Park, Saturday
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Back-To-School Festival at King Park, Saturday

For families with back-to-school budgets that are stretched thin, the festival highlight will be the free backpack and school-supply giveaway.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Fight Opioid Addiction from Prevention to Recovery

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Fight Opioid Addiction from Prevention to Recovery
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Fight Opioid Addiction from Prevention to Recovery

Opioids contributed to 45 percent of the 843 Wisconsin drug overdose deaths in 2013

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

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Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

Contribution to Johnny Thomas of $100

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller
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Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

“Johnny Thomas is the person that we need to be our next Milwaukee City Comptroller,” said Alderman Willie Wade.

Bronzeville Week 2014 offers enrichment for the mind, body and soul

Contribution to Michael Bonds of $150

Bronzeville Week 2014 offers enrichment for the mind, body and soul
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Bronzeville Week 2014 offers enrichment for the mind, body and soul

Festival set for first day of family-oriented and fun week of events in Bronzeville

House Confidential: Spencer Coggs’ Very New Northwest Side Home
House Confidential

Spencer Coggs’ Very New Northwest Side Home

Ironically, the City Treasurer lives next to three lots that are delinquent in paying him their property taxes.

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of Chris Larson
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of Chris Larson

Is he a young liberal heavyweight? Or a punching bag for Republicans?

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

Election’s Winners and Losers

An insider's look at who's up -- and who's down -- as a result of the August primary.

Milwaukee Taxi Cab Medallion Bill Passes Assembly

Milwaukee Taxi Cab Medallion Bill Passes Assembly

The City of Milwaukee is working on state legislation to allow the City to profit from the sale of additional taxi cab permits (to be called medallions) and address the perceived shortage of taxi cabs in the city. Currently under Wisconsin law, permit and license fees can not exceed the cost to issue said permits. This gives the Common Council and Mayor little incentive to raise the cap on the number of permits (currently capped at the seemingly random number of 321 since 1992), despite the fact that the permits are changing hands in the private market for between $80,000 to $150,000.

UW-Tosa to Fill Budget Gap?

UW-Tosa to Fill Budget Gap?

In what can only be characterized as a transparent attempt to prop up Milwaukee County's budget, the Board of Supervisors and County Executive Walker appear poised to push the Milwaukee County Grounds land sale to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee through.

County Board Votes for Task Force Recommendations

County Board Votes for Task Force Recommendations

The proposed Regional Transit Authority recommendations were on the agenda after being delayed at a previous meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.  At the previous meeting a task force was created and charged with putting together a positive message from the county supporting regional transportation. Supervisor Pat Jursik explained that despite the task force’s work and positive output the Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee unfortunately rejected the findings.  She expressed her displeasure with the committee’s actions saying “I’ve been very depressed the last few days”.  She then made a strong plea to deny the committee’s rejection so they could then move to take positive action on the task force’s recommendations.  She also referred to a public meeting held on January 13th saying “I was really quite surprised by the consensus of the speakers in terms of regional transit”. The concerns over governance and control popped up again when Supervisor Elizabeth Coggs stated “my concern is the governance issue wasn’t brought up” and that “I think it needs to be strongly said that we do need representation”.  Supervisor Chris Larson attempted to quell these concerns saying that “we’re trying to issue our opinions on this” and added that “there’s a coalition building and I think Milwaukee County should be part of it”.  He felt Milwaukee County needed to step up as even “the business community is willing to step up”.  He was part of the task force that put forward the recommended response.  Supervisor Johnny Thomas added his support to the task force recommendations saying “if we don’t get outside of this room we’ll be talking about this for at least another 30 years”. The board took an extended lunch to work out an amendment to the task force recommendations to gain majority support from the board.  This amendment added specific governance recommendations, including additional appointees for Milwaukee County and diversity requirements, to the RTA’s configuration.  In the end the board rejected the committee’s action and voted positively in support of the task force’s recommendation with the additional amendment in place.

What is Supervisor Coggs Thinking?

What is Supervisor Coggs Thinking?

At a time when Milwaukee County is cutting transit service and neglecting our parks, Supervisor Coggs is promoting a $3,600 pay raise for Milwaukee County Board members.

Plenty of Horne: Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District
Plenty of Horne

Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District

Supervisor Nyklewicz will face a rare challenge for his seat when Milwaukee Police detective Sebastian C. J. Raclaw announces his candidacy for the Milwaukee County Supervisor for the 14th District

Murphy’s Law: Which County Board Members Only Work Part-Time?
Murphy’s Law

Which County Board Members Only Work Part-Time?

It was 9 a.m. on a Friday morning in late October of last year when I began calling county supervisors for a story in Milwaukee Magazine.

Murphy’s Law: Is Ament’s Pension Deal Biased Against Blacks?
Murphy’s Law

Is Ament’s Pension Deal Biased Against Blacks?

In the wake of the pension controversy, County Executive F. Thomas Ament has attempted to woo the black community in hopes that strong support there might keep him in office.

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.