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Brett Blomme for Milwaukee County Circuit Court  Announces List of Early Endorsements
Press Release

Brett Blomme for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Announces List of Early Endorsements

“I am so honored to have earned the support of these great leaders.”

Wauwatosa Mayor Ehley Elected Vice Chair of MMSD Commission

Contribution to Marina Dimitrijevic of $100

Wauwatosa Mayor Ehley Elected Vice Chair of MMSD Commission
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Wauwatosa Mayor Ehley Elected Vice Chair of MMSD Commission

She brings her expertise in building relationships and collaboration to her role as Mayor and as MMSD Commissioner.

MMSD Plans $1.4 Billion of Improvements

Contribution to Nikiya Dodd of $50

MMSD Plans $1.4 Billion of Improvements

MMSD Plans $1.4 Billion of Improvements

Sewerage district has ambitious six-year plan for 411-square-mile regions it serves.

MMSD Commission Approves First of Many Overflow Reduction Projects for 2019
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MMSD Commission Approves First of Many Overflow Reduction Projects for 2019

Regional treatment plants and sewers will see the bulk of MMSD’s $92.9 million capital project/program spending in 2019.

Martinsek & Krueger Elected MMSD Commission Chair, Vice Chair

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $100

Martinsek & Krueger Elected MMSD Commission Chair, Vice Chair

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $200

Martinsek & Krueger Elected MMSD Commission Chair, Vice Chair

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $200

Martinsek & Krueger Elected MMSD Commission Chair, Vice Chair
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Martinsek & Krueger Elected MMSD Commission Chair, Vice Chair

Kris Martinsek is principal and owner of Martinsek & Associates.

Hermes and Martinsek Re-Elected  MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $150

Hermes and Martinsek Re-Elected  MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $100

Hermes and Martinsek Re-Elected  MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $150

Hermes and Martinsek Re-Elected  MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair
Press Release

Hermes and Martinsek Re-Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Of the 11 Commissioners that run MMSD, seven are appointed by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and subject to Common Council confirmation.

Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $50

Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Contribution to Meagan Holman of $100

Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Contribution to Terry Witkowski of $50

Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Contribution to Meagan Holman of $50

Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $400

Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair
Press Release

Hermes and Martinsek Elected MMSD Commission Chair & Vice Chair

Hermes, principal of John Hermes Consulting, started on the MMSD Commission in 2006.

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

Contribution to Meagan Holman of $100

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant
Plenty of Horne

City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

City wins TIGER grant after "a brutal competition" where demand for transit dollars greatly exceeded the sums appropriated.

Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum
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Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum

After her opponent this week jumped to the Branch 31 race, Connolly is widely seen as the prohibitive favorite to be the next judge in Branch 44.

Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

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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 “Lobbying” For the Streetcar?
Murphy’s Law

Who is “Lobbying” For the Streetcar?

Money is being spent and wild rumors are flying. So what’s the truth?

Plenty of Horne: Who Will Be Streetcar Operator?

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Plenty of Horne: Who Will Be Streetcar Operator?
Plenty of Horne

Who Will Be Streetcar Operator?

The city? A private company? The downtown BID? Maybe Ald. Bauman? No one really knows.

Public Weighs In On Lakefront Project

Public Weighs In On Lakefront Project

Information meeting at Public Market had a full house. There's still time to add your views to the discussion.

Plenty of Horne: Fox Point Decrees: Pedestrians Must Wear Reflective Clothing
Plenty of Horne

Fox Point Decrees: Pedestrians Must Wear Reflective Clothing

The village with no sidewalks or street lights will require pedestrians to be visible at a distance of 500 feet.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Barrett’s Birthday Party

The mayor's celebration is 11 days late. And Lakefront Brewery shatters its record for annual barrels manufactured.

Plenty of Horne: Streetcar Social
Plenty of Horne

Streetcar Social

Gathering of notables tracks the route of proposed streetcar. And HGTV comes to town to film a straw-bale home.

The Roundup: The Inaugural
The Roundup

The Inaugural

Marvin Pratt did not stand up with the crowd when Tom Barrett was inaugurated mayor, and the press has made a good deal of the slight. However, just after Judge Louis Butler administered the oath of office to the new mayor, Barrett’s first comments were to commend Pratt, and the former acting mayor did stand up and take a bow. The ceremonies were held April 20th outside of City Hall in some perfectly dreadful Milwaukee spring weather. So, who was the idiot who came up with that idea? “I’m the idiot who thought to hold it outside,” fessed up Kris Martinsek. After all, the president is inaugurated outdoors in January. However, January in Washington is not nearly as unpleasant as Milwaukee in April. The stage was set up on Wells Street, facing east. Upon the stage sat Milwaukee’s new leaders, including the mayor, the common council, the comptroller, treasurer, city attorney, city clerk and a municipal judge. Their families sat out in the street and in the adjacent park next to the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building. Frank P. Zeidler was there himself, sandwiched between Marvin Pratt and Senator Herb Kohl. Kohl was dressed as he always is around here. He wore a shirt, a tie, a Milwaukee Bucks cap and a windbreaker. Except for the tie, he pretty much looked like the guy who harvests aluminum cans from my recycling bin. If he tried to walk on to the floor of the United States Senate in that getup, the sergeant-at-arms would toss him out. But this is Milwaukee, the “come as you are” capital of America, and he fit right in. Barrett has made a list of 18 things he wants to accomplish in his first hundred days in office. I don’t know if reducing the police overtime budget is one of them, but the men in blue were certainly racking up the hours during the interminable ceremony. The aldermen were sworn in sequentially according to district. Each alderman then gave a little speech. The last district, the 15th, is occupied by Willie Hines, who is now the Common Council president. He then gave a big speech. He began by saying, “my ascent to the Council Presidency is not a compromise or consolation prize for the African-American community.” This was an effective way to defuse speculation that his election was a compromise or consolation prize, and was a rather sharp thing to do. Hines also insisted that corruption will not taint his council. (We’ll check back on that in four years.) His delivery was generally quite good, and had a hint of religious fervor to it. Moments earlier, he did have a slip up. When Valarie Hill was about to be sworn in as municipal judge, Hines said, “The City Clerk will now come to the altar – er, the podium – to take the oath.” Also, when Hines introduced the new mayor he called him “Mayor Marvin Pratt – er, Mayor Barrett.” These things happen. The Common Council […]

The Roundup: Who’s on Fifth?
The Roundup

Who’s on Fifth?

An $89 billion bank is muscling its way into the Milwaukee market, and you read about it here first.