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Nikiya Dodd

Nikiya Dodd is an alderwoman representing Milwaukee’s fifth district. She was elected in a 2018 special election. She was re-elected in 2020.

She was formerly a Wisconsin State Senator. She was formerly a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

Her county board seat was filled by Khalif Rainey who also later joined the council.

Campaign Finance Reports

2020 - July Continuing - $4,787 - 16 contributions

2021 - January Continuing - No Contributions

2020 - Pre-Primary - $2,250 - 14 contributions

2020 - January Continuing - $9,278 - 59 contributions

2019 - July Continuing - $7,549 - 64 contributions

2019 - January Continuing - $25 - 1 contributions

2018 - July Continuing - Report Not in System

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City Hall: Six Council Members Want Tougher Pandemic Rules
City Hall

Six Council Members Want Tougher Pandemic Rules

Push mayor for indoor mask mandate and mandatory vaccinations for city employees.

Transportation: Streetcar Study Draws Controversy
Transportation

Streetcar Study Draws Controversy

Study of Walker’s Point extension moves forward.

City Task Force Considers Unarmed First Responders

City Task Force Considers Unarmed First Responders

Unarmed responders would field calls for non-violent crimes.

Council Approves HaRUNbee Walk/Run For Healthy Birth Outcomes As Part Of Bronzeville Week 2021
Council approves resolution related to ARPA fund distribution and tracking
Ald. Dodd to dedicate Hartung Park bench in recognition of Jim Bohl
City Hall: New Ordinance Could Remove Elected Officials
City Hall

New Ordinance Could Remove Elected Officials

For undefined 'inefficiency' or 'neglect of duty.' Alders slam the proposal.

Should Milwaukee Eliminate Fine for Small Amounts of Marijuana?

Should Milwaukee Eliminate Fine for Small Amounts of Marijuana?

Council tables a proposed policy change, but could pass measure on July 7th.

Reckless driving behavior continues to be a detriment to our community
Press Release

Reckless driving behavior continues to be a detriment to our community

Joint statement from members of the Common Council – Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Mark Borkowski and Alderman José G. Pérez

Derogatory comments aimed at Milwaukee miss the mark
City Hall: City Could Spend $100,000 To Argue Over $100,000
City Hall

City Could Spend $100,000 To Argue Over $100,000

Fight between City Attorney Tearman Spencer and Common Council getting worse.

City Hall: Should Millions in Federal Aid Be Split Up By Aldermanic District?
City Hall

Should Millions in Federal Aid Be Split Up By Aldermanic District?

Council members float idea that would allocate some of the money by district instead of citywide.

Congratulations Chief Lipski!
Press Release

Congratulations Chief Lipski!

Joint Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Make plans to attend the MKE Virtual Collaborative Urban Investment Town Hall Meeting
Press Release

Make plans to attend the MKE Virtual Collaborative Urban Investment Town Hall Meeting

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, and Alderman Cavalier Johnson

Milwaukee Tool deal is important to our city on multiple levels
Press Release

Milwaukee Tool deal is important to our city on multiple levels

Joint statement from Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

City Hall: Council Wants New Harassment Policy
City Hall

Council Wants New Harassment Policy

In wake of report chastising city attorney, council unanimously votes to create policy for elected officials.

Council approves transparency file for receipt and distribution of ARPA funds
Ald. Coggs introduces legislation aimed at creating new development policy
Press Release

Ald. Coggs introduces legislation aimed at creating new development policy

Would require any development or business downtown requesting City assistance to invest in surrounding area

Resolution introduced in support of the American Jobs Plan
Celebrate Black Restaurant Week by visiting local eateries
Press Release

Celebrate Black Restaurant Week by visiting local eateries

Joint Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd and Alderman Cavalier Johnson 

City Hall: Milwaukee Could Suspend Street Lighting Fee
City Hall

Milwaukee Could Suspend Street Lighting Fee

But property owners will need to pay at least once.

City Hall: City Rejects Hawley Rd. Flood Settlement
City Hall

City Rejects Hawley Rd. Flood Settlement

Residents left soaked with costs after settlement agreement falls apart. Their attorney thinks it might cost even more to sue.

City Hall: Council Wants Ann Wilson Off Fire & Police Commission
City Hall

Council Wants Ann Wilson Off Fire & Police Commission

9-6 vote against her reappointment. But they lack the authority to remove her.

Ald. Coggs introduces file to discuss ARPA spending engagement plan
Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves 122-Room Hotel
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves 122-Room Hotel

Woodspring Suites' extended-stay hotel planned for far northwest edge of city.

Collaborative, community focused approach needed for stimulus fund allocation
Press Release

Collaborative, community focused approach needed for stimulus fund allocation

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Milwaukee Common Council Members Endorse Alex Lasry
In recognition of International Women’s Day
Press Release

In recognition of International Women’s Day

Joint Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Common Council honors Dr. Joan Prince for decades of service to Milwaukee
Press Release

Common Council honors Dr. Joan Prince for decades of service to Milwaukee

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Pushes Century City to Make USPS Trucks
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Pushes Century City to Make USPS Trucks

Council members and mayor urge Oshkosh Corporation to consider Milwaukee location.

Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate

Alex Lasry Files To Run for Senate

Bucks VP is one of many Democrats interested in seat.

Sales Tax Proposal Would Increase Revenue Diversification, Support Local Communities
Press Release

Sales Tax Proposal Would Increase Revenue Diversification, Support Local Communities

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Jose G. Perez, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and Alderman Nik Kovac

Acceptance, expenditure of Emergency Rent Assistance Program Grant approved by committee
Committee recommends renaming of Milwaukee Fire Department Headquarters
Free steering wheel locks available for 5th District residents
Continuing King Drive is continuing the work of Dr. King
Press Release

Continuing King Drive is continuing the work of Dr. King

Statement of Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs January 22, 2021

On the passing of Henry “Hank” Aaron
Press Release

On the passing of Henry “Hank” Aaron

From all members of the Common Council -- Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Another Step in a 1,000-mile Journey
Press Release

Another Step in a 1,000-mile Journey

Joint statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Mark Borkowski and Alderman José G. Pérez

Joint Statement on the Passing of Ms. Maria Monreal-Cameron
Press Release

Joint Statement on the Passing of Ms. Maria Monreal-Cameron

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Joint Statement on Acceptance of Federal COPS Grant
Press Release

Joint Statement on Acceptance of Federal COPS Grant

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski

City Hall: City Bans Discrimination Based on Hairstyle
City Hall

City Bans Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

In unanimous vote, Milwaukee passes local version of CROWN Act.

City Hall: Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…
City Hall

Council Okays Federal COPS Grant, But…

Police department agrees to certain conditions for grant intended to reform operations.

City Hall: City Moves to Ban Discrimination by Hairstyle
City Hall

City Moves to Ban Discrimination by Hairstyle

Proposal makes hairstyles a protected class alongside sex, religion, race.

Flames of insurrection and victimhood lead to siege of the People’s House
Press Release

Flames of insurrection and victimhood lead to siege of the People’s House

From Alderwoman Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Milwaukee Alliance hosts rally and car caravan to say NO to COPS grant
Joint Statement on Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case
Press Release

Joint Statement on Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council: Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman José G. Pérez and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

We All Know What “ZIP Code” is Code For
Press Release

We All Know What “ZIP Code” is Code For

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Jóse G. Pérez and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II,

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

The Election Official Behind Milwaukee’s Recount

How Claire Woodall-Vogg got through an unprecedented election.

Op Ed: Vote No on COPS Grant
Op Ed

Vote No on COPS Grant

We don't want the grant today, tomorrow or next month.

City Hall: Council, Mayor Clash Over Police Grant
City Hall

Council, Mayor Clash Over Police Grant

Nine council members blast Barrett, claiming he's not committed to police reform.

It’s Not Just About 30 Police Officers
Press Release

It’s Not Just About 30 Police Officers

The debate about the federal COPS grant is really about long-term commitments and generational change

City Hall: Council Moves To Reject Federal COPS Grant
City Hall

Council Moves To Reject Federal COPS Grant

Means 30 fewer officers, leaving Milwaukee down by 150 officers in 2021.

City Hall: Council Overrides One of Two Barrett Vetos
City Hall

Council Overrides One of Two Barrett Vetos

Veto of added funding for lead abatement program was overriden on 11-4 vote.

City Hall: $1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police
City Hall

$1.6 Billion Adopted Budget Raises Fees, Cuts Police

City's fiscal challenges continue to mount under state restrictions, rising costs.

A budget that simply doesn’t go far enough
Press Release

A budget that simply doesn’t go far enough

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and Alderwoman Chantia Lewis

City Hall: Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations
City Hall

Alders Want Police Chief Search Paused Following FPC Resignations

City struggles to find stability in police oversight body.

City Hall: Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget
City Hall

Committee Approves Over 20 Amendments To Milwaukee Budget

Amendments target violence prevention, housing, lead abatement and more.

Proposed budget amendment seeks to create unarmed response unit within fire department
Ald. Stamper offers budget amendment to strengthen home ownership & stabilize neighborhoods
Communication files seek to clarify and create greater public process to select new MPD chief
Disallowing canines as use of force to go before PS & H Committee
Communication file on social justice issues going before Steering and Rules Committee
Legislation to be heard relating to medical reports of persons killed/injured in officer involved incidents
Press Release

Legislation to be heard relating to medical reports of persons killed/injured in officer involved incidents

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey October 13, 2020

Statement on Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Press Release

Statement on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

From members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Communication file introduced to source community input on social justice issues
Eyes on Milwaukee: Hmong American Peace Academy Leaders Celebrate New Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Hmong American Peace Academy Leaders Celebrate New Building

New high school will serve growing charter school on city's northwest side.

Wisconsin municipalities should be able to count mail-in ballots early
Press Release

Wisconsin municipalities should be able to count mail-in ballots early

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Protest Shuts Down I-94 Freeway

Protest Shuts Down I-94 Freeway

Protests continued in city last week after Breonna Taylor decision.

Alderwoman Dodd to Host Fall Town Hall Meeting to Discuss the Future of Public Safety & Accountability
Complete the 2020 Census today!
Press Release

Complete the 2020 Census today!

 

Ald. Dodd encourages residents to take the City’s Budget Priority Survey
In recognition of unions on Labor Day
Press Release

In recognition of unions on Labor Day

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mount Mary, Partners Hold Groundbreaking for Trinity Woods
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mount Mary, Partners Hold Groundbreaking for Trinity Woods

Seniors, students, religious sisters and children will all live under same roof.

Going dark for justice
Press Release

Going dark for justice

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey 

Milwaukee Bucks put social justice at the forefront
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks put social justice at the forefront

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council - Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis and Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd 

Lamar refuses billboard ads with Black Lives Matter content
Press Release

Lamar refuses billboard ads with Black Lives Matter content

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman José G. Pérez 

Friday Photos: Employee-Owned Firm Builds New HQ
Friday Photos

Employee-Owned Firm Builds New HQ

Western Building Products' new facility nears completion.

Milwaukee has an opportunity to usher in lasting change
Press Release

Milwaukee has an opportunity to usher in lasting change

Statement from members of the Milwaukee Common Council – Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

Statement on meeting with community activists
Press Release

Statement on meeting with community activists

Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd July 29, 2020

City Hall: Assessment Commissioner Keeps His Job
City Hall

Assessment Commissioner Keeps His Job

Once expected to face a close vote, Steve Miner gets council approval on 13-2 vote.

City Hall: Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows
City Hall

Council’s Police Reform Wish List Grows

Council wants still more changes, but can only request Fire & Police Commission to enact them.

Council approves resolution seeking to provide greater broadband access throughout Milwaukee
Council approves ordinance requiring equity impact statements
City Hall: Council Might Fire Assessor Steve Miner
City Hall

Council Might Fire Assessor Steve Miner

Assessment Commissioner finds little support from Judiciary & Legislation Committee.

Too many failures: We have no confidence in Chief Morales
Press Release

Too many failures: We have no confidence in Chief Morales

Joint statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Russell W. Stamper and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey July 20, 2020

Public comment sought again for next set of cabinet-level appointees
Press Release

Public comment sought again for next set of cabinet-level appointees

Leadership for Board of Zoning Appeals, Board of Review, Assessor’s Office, Department of Administration and Department of Employee Relations set for next week

Public comment wanted for next set of cabinet-level appointees
Press Release

Public comment wanted for next set of cabinet-level appointees

Leadership for Public Works, Water Works, Port, Health Department and Emergency Management & Communications Director set for this week

Police accountability and justice take a step forward with FPC charges against Officer Mattioli
Press Release

Police accountability and justice take a step forward with FPC charges against Officer Mattioli

Milwaukee Alderwomen urge state action on additional police reform

City Hall: Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?
City Hall

Council Seeks Police Reform, But Will It Happen?

Common Council has a growing wish list. Will Fire & Police Commission act?

Selection of next executive director of the Fire and Police Commission must involve community and must be transparent
Press Release

Selection of next executive director of the Fire and Police Commission must involve community and must be transparent

Statement from members of the Common Council: Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderman Caviler Johnson

City Hall: Mask Mandate Passes Committee
City Hall

Mask Mandate Passes Committee

Proposal would require masks indoors and outdoors, but with limited enforcement.

City Hall: Black Members Blast Council President
City Hall

Black Members Blast Council President

Chevy Johnson won't take on 'status quo and complacency,' says former president Hamilton and six others.

Change – to make or become different
Press Release

Change – to make or become different

Joint statement from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd and Alderwoman Chantia Lewis

Thank you for your service Executive Director Aldrete
Press Release

Thank you for your service Executive Director Aldrete

Joint statement from Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd and Alderman Mark Borkowski

Council approves ‘weapon drawn’ legislation for FPC to review
City Hall: Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed
City Hall

Election Commission Leader Barely Confirmed

Approved by 8-7 vote, with council members charging she lied during approval process.

Communication file introduced to seek answers regarding MFD incident
Committee passes resolution supporting Gov. Evers’ policing accountability and transparency reforms
City Hall: Fire & Police Commission Director Wins Committee Support For Reappointment
City Hall

Fire & Police Commission Director Wins Committee Support For Reappointment

Griselda Aldrete gets committee support, but needs to pick up five votes from the full council to keep her job.

Committee approves ordinance requiring minority impact statements
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.

City Hall: Council Wants No Pay for Suspended Officers
City Hall

Council Wants No Pay for Suspended Officers

Seeks change in state law so city can stop paying suspended cops charged with felonies.

Council passes resolution seeking Juneteenth Day become a federal holiday
Community deserves to hear from department leaders on plans for change
Press Release

Community deserves to hear from department leaders on plans for change

Joint statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Alderman Mark Borkowski, Alderman José G. Pérez, and Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa

Council passes resolution seeking greater accountability for officers involved in homicides
City Hall: Common Council Threatens City Shakeup
City Hall

Common Council Threatens City Shakeup

Votes to hold every Barrett cabinet appointment, wants systemic change in all city operations.

Homicides Way Up In County This Year

Homicides Way Up In County This Year

Up from 47 to 80 at this time last year, with most (73) in the city.

City Hall: Council Proposes 10% Police Budget Cut
City Hall

Council Proposes 10% Police Budget Cut

11 council members back $30 million cut and investing in other programs.

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

City Holds Emergency Council Meeting To Approve Voting Sites, Why?

Move expands early voting access from three to 16 sites.

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

Chief’s Crucifixion Message Panned by Council

13 members sign letter urging Morales: stop chiding protesters and listen to their message.

Back in the News: Is Chief Morales Doing a Good Job?
Back in the News

Is Chief Morales Doing a Good Job?

Council members ask for citizens' views in preparation for performance review of police chief.

Let the Fire and Police Commission know how you feel about MPD Chief Alfonso Morales
Press Release

Let the Fire and Police Commission know how you feel about MPD Chief Alfonso Morales

Statement from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton and Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

Reopening only works by keeping our community safe
Press Release

Reopening only works by keeping our community safe

From Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis and Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd

Committee to take up resolution in support of equity amid furloughs, budget restrictions
Press Release

Committee to take up resolution in support of equity amid furloughs, budget restrictions

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

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?

Council members to probe fatal assault incident during party hosted by MPD officer
Press Release

Council members to probe fatal assault incident during party hosted by MPD officer

News release from Alderwomen Milele A. Coggs and Nikiya Dodd

Joint statement on free COVID-19 testing for Milwaukee’s communities of color
Press Release

Joint statement on free COVID-19 testing for Milwaukee’s communities of color

From Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Scott Spiker, Alderman José G. Pérez, Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa and Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Amendment to help furloughed workers falls just short
Press Release

Amendment to help furloughed workers falls just short

Statement of Alderwoman Chantia Lewis May 8, 2020

Council members introduce resolution in support of equity amid furloughs, budget restrictions
Press Release

Council members introduce resolution in support of equity amid furloughs, budget restrictions

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

Property assessments to be discussed at special Judiciary and Legislation Committee meeting
Press Release

Property assessments to be discussed at special Judiciary and Legislation Committee meeting

News release from Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs

City Hall: Johnson Chooses Powerful Committee Chairs
City Hall

Johnson Chooses Powerful Committee Chairs

Not every supporter rewarded. New council president says picks reflect experience, not politics.

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson announces 2020-2024 committee assignments
Council members seek answers in assault incident during party hosted by MPD officer
Press Release

Council members seek answers in assault incident during party hosted by MPD officer

News release from Alderwomen Milele A. Coggs and Nikiya Dodd

Murphy’s Law: How Hamilton Lost Council Presidency
Murphy’s Law

How Hamilton Lost Council Presidency

Will bad feelings linger over Cavalier Johnson’s victory?

City Hall: 7 COVID-19 Cases From In-Person Voting?
City Hall

7 COVID-19 Cases From In-Person Voting?

Likely to rise as Health Department reviews all data. Council pushes for absentee voting.

City Hall: City Clerk Faces Surprise Opposition
City Hall

City Clerk Faces Surprise Opposition

Nikiya Dodd leads charge to replace Jim Owczarski with Theodore Lipscomb.

City Hall: Five Women Make Council History
City Hall

Five Women Make Council History

The Milwaukee Common Council now looks more like the city it represents.

City Hall: Johnson Elected Council President
City Hall

Johnson Elected Council President

Second-term Ald. Cavalier Johnson defeats Ashanti Hamilton and Milele Coggs.

City Hall: Proposal Would Mail Milwaukee Voters Absentee Request Forms
City Hall

Proposal Would Mail Milwaukee Voters Absentee Request Forms

Proposal from incoming Dimitrijevic would make it easier for people to vote in November election.

City Health: White City Worker Wins Racial Bias Payout
City Health

White City Worker Wins Racial Bias Payout

Health department employee's claims involve former interim commissioner Patricia McManus.

City Hall: Plastic Straw Ban Went Into Effect, Did Anyone Notice?
City Hall

Plastic Straw Ban Went Into Effect, Did Anyone Notice?

As of yesterday, city restaurants and bars must obey. Which is the least of their concerns.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves Wisconsin Center Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves Wisconsin Center Deal

Expansion approved and could pay $1 million per year to Milwaukee. But Bauman, others doubt it.

City Hall: Council Bids Farewell to Bob and Tony
City Hall

Council Bids Farewell to Bob and Tony

Aldermen Bob Donovan and Tony Zielinski attend their last council meeting and get a warm sendoff.

12 Election Takeaways

12 Election Takeaways

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

2020 Spring Election Results

2020 Spring Election Results

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

Vote Absentee: Common Council Candidates
Vote Absentee

Common Council Candidates

Ten contested races could reshape 15-member council.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Delays Convention Expansion?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Delays Convention Expansion?

9-4 vote seeks to prevent convention center expansion during pandemic.

Jason Fields Announces Slate of New Endorsements in Race for Comptroller
Press Release

Jason Fields Announces Slate of New Endorsements in Race for Comptroller

Milwaukee city and state leaders announce support of Fields

Vote Tuesday: Common Council Races
Vote Tuesday

Common Council Races

Six of 15 Common Council seats feature three or more candidates.

MTEA Announces Endorsements in Milwaukee Spring Elections
City Hall: Council Bans “Racist” Hotel Policies
City Hall

Council Bans “Racist” Hotel Policies

Metro residents must be allowed to stay in Milwaukee hotels says new ordinance.

Citizen Action endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive
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Citizen Action endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive

Announces more key endorsements in Milwaukee area spring elections

City Hall: Council Inches Toward Universal Basic Income
City Hall

Council Inches Toward Universal Basic Income

Proposal will create a framework, needs philanthropic support.

City Hall: Meet the Candidates for City Offices
City Hall

Meet the Candidates for City Offices

Packed spring election features 46 candidates for 19 city offices.

Transportation: Delivery Tax Isn’t Legal, Says City Attorney
Transportation

Delivery Tax Isn’t Legal, Says City Attorney

But Lena Taylor disagrees. Is 60 cent fee on food deliveries a tax or a fee?

Transportation: Delivery Tax Could Help Fix Potholes
Transportation

Delivery Tax Could Help Fix Potholes

Ald. Dodd's proposal imposes 60 cent fee on third-party deliveries like Uber Eats.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Western Building Facility

Contribution to JoCasta Zamarripa of $50

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Western Building Facility

Contribution to Marina Dimitrijevic of $50

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Starts on Western Building Facility
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Starts on Western Building Facility

Company moving from suburb to city's far northwest side, bringing 208 jobs here.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Racist Policy? Committee Rejects Hotel Sign
Eyes on Milwaukee

Racist Policy? Committee Rejects Hotel Sign

Comfort Suites hotel simply wanted a new sign. Then things got strange.

City Hall: Council Bans Most Plastic Straws
City Hall

Council Bans Most Plastic Straws

Use by bars and restaurants prohibited unless customers request them.

City Hall: Barrett Issues 8 Budget Vetoes
City Hall

Barrett Issues 8 Budget Vetoes

Vetoes attack borrowing, garbage truck replacement, blight elimination.

City Hall: Police Overtime Costs a Budget Problem
City Hall

Police Overtime Costs a Budget Problem

Council discusses how to trim annual cost of $17 million. Unfunded service for Summerfest an issue.

City Hall: Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws
City Hall

Proposal Aims To Eliminate Plastic Straws

Would prevent restaurants from providing straws, unless customers request them.

City Hall: Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget
City Hall

Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget

Council wrestles with huge fiscal challenges due to rising police costs, declining state aid.

City Hall: Anonymous Crime Reporting Service Launches
City Hall

Anonymous Crime Reporting Service Launches

"Crime doesn't pay, but Crime Stoppers does," says Alderwoman Chantia Lewis.

City Hall: Community Outpouring Over City Budget
City Hall

Community Outpouring Over City Budget

Dozens of residents object to nearly half of budget paying for police.

Disappointing budget increases taxes, relies on sales tax pipe dream
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Disappointing budget increases taxes, relies on sales tax pipe dream

Statement of Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd September 24, 2019

Right now Milwaukee could use some help from the state Legislature
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Right now Milwaukee could use some help from the state Legislature

Statement of Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd September 23, 2019

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays $2.45 Million for Western Building’s Move
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays $2.45 Million for Western Building’s Move

Millwork distributor will relocate from suburb, bring 200 jobs to city's far northwest side.

Council approves resolution calling for restrictions on firework sales
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Council approves resolution calling for restrictions on firework sales

News release from Alderman Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission
City Hall

Aldrete Will Lead Police-Fire Commission

Attorney, third FPC leader in three years, brings diverse background to challenging job.

Council approves rezoning and creation of Tax Incremental District No. 99
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Council approves rezoning and creation of Tax Incremental District No. 99

Move paves way for new industrial facility

Plats and Parcels: The Couture Changes Financing Plan
Plats and Parcels

The Couture Changes Financing Plan

Developer misses funding deadline, plans to apply again. Baird & Co. now working on the deal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Okays 200-Job Western Building Deal
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Okays 200-Job Western Building Deal

Alderwoman accuses neighbors of lying and attempting to manipulate process.

City Hall: Take It EZ, Donovan Urges
City Hall

Take It EZ, Donovan Urges

New public-private initiative targets reckless driving in the city.

City Hall: Council Passes New Tow Truck Rules
City Hall

Council Passes New Tow Truck Rules

Private operators must must file forms regarding any "drops". Next could be report cards.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Company’s Move to Northwest Side On Hold
Eyes on Milwaukee

Company’s Move to Northwest Side On Hold

Council members want more information from manufacturer, city officials on proposal.

Plats and Parcels: BMO Tower Tops Out
Plats and Parcels

BMO Tower Tops Out

Plus: Northridge in property tax foreclosure, Ambassador Hotel expansion stuck, second hostel faces opposition

Eyes on Milwaukee: Company’s Move to City Gets First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Company’s Move to City Gets First Approval

Western Building Products plans to bring 200 jobs to city's far northwest side.

Council approves resolution supporting creation of federal Green New Deal legislation
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Council approves resolution supporting creation of federal Green New Deal legislation

News release by Alderman Nik Kovac and Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Alderman Terry Witkowski Resigning
City Hall

Alderman Terry Witkowski Resigning

Barrett-ally stepping down. Witkowski's aide, Scott Spiker, has filed to run for his seat.

Transportation: Council Holds Streetcar Extension
Transportation

Council Holds Streetcar Extension

Streetcar proponents become opponents, push for longer extension to Walker's Point.

Bronzeville Business Owners Desire the Streetcar

Bronzeville Business Owners Desire the Streetcar

Local shopkeepers say The Hop’s proposed expansion would bring an economic boost to the neighborhood.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Says Marcus Center Not Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Says Marcus Center Not Historic

Votes down designation and compromise to save Kiley grove with a friends group.

Mayor Barrett: Secure Our Neighborhoods, Fix Our Streets, and Enough with Your Damned Streetcar
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Mayor Barrett: Secure Our Neighborhoods, Fix Our Streets, and Enough with Your Damned Streetcar

Aldermen urge citizens to voice their opposition to the streetcar by saying “Enough is Enough!’ Joint statement from Alderman Bob Donovan and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski May 6, 2019

Trump Backer Running for Donovan’s Seat

Trump Backer Running for Donovan’s Seat

Pentecostal church pastor Eduardo Loera latest to run for south side district where Ald. Donovan retiring.

City Hall: Dimitrijevic Will Run For Common Council
City Hall

Dimitrijevic Will Run For Common Council

County Supervisor wants to represent Bay View at City Hall.

Marina Dimitrijevic Announces Candidacy for Alderwoman of Milwaukee’s 14th District
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Marina Dimitrijevic Announces Candidacy for Alderwoman of Milwaukee’s 14th District

"My elected experience representing District 14 residents combined with my neighborhood activism provide me with the strongest foundation to advocate for all of us at the city council."

Milwaukee Alders rally behind JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman
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Milwaukee Alders rally behind JoCasta Zamarripa in race to be next 8th District Alderwoman

"I’m honored to have the support of so many strong leaders in the City of Milwaukee."

Common Council passes resolution to establish the Growing Entrepreneurs in Milwaukee (GEM) initiative
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Common Council passes resolution to establish the Growing Entrepreneurs in Milwaukee (GEM) initiative

Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs: Council approves establishment of GEM initiative

City Hall: City Approves DNC Contract
City Hall

City Approves DNC Contract

City expects $50 million from federal government to pay for security.

City Hall: Donovan Won’t Run for Re-Election
City Hall

Donovan Won’t Run for Re-Election

Fightin' Bob is walking away. Zamarripa and Bielinski likely to run for council seat.

City Hall: An Extra Four Days to Pay Parking Tickets
City Hall

An Extra Four Days to Pay Parking Tickets

City extending grace period on parking ticket payments.

Colin Kaepernick to be featured in city’s 28 Days of Black History
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Colin Kaepernick to be featured in city’s 28 Days of Black History

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd

Joint statement on the death of a Department of Public Works worker
Press Release

Joint statement on the death of a Department of Public Works worker

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Robert Donovan, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderman Mark A. Borkowski, Alderman Jóse G. Pérez, Alderman Terry L. Witkowski, Alderman Tony Zielinski, and Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II

Joint statement on fallen Milwaukee Police Officer
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Joint statement on fallen Milwaukee Police Officer

From Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Alderman Michael J. Murphy, Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Alderman Jóse G. Pérez, Alderman Robert Donovan, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, Alderwoman Chantia Lewis, Alderman Robert J. Bauman, Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Nik Kovac, Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd, Alderman Terry L. Witkowski, Alderman Cavalier Johnson and Alderman Mark A. Borkowski

City Hall: Council Approves Civilian Health Oversight Board
City Hall

Council Approves Civilian Health Oversight Board

In the wake of health department's critical failures, mayor and council want more oversight.

City Hall: Council Slaps Down Mayor’s Vetoes
City Hall

Council Slaps Down Mayor’s Vetoes

Legislative body rejects all five vetoes by Mayor Tom Barrett.

City Hall: 10 Curious Details in City’s 2019 Budget
City Hall

10 Curious Details in City’s 2019 Budget

A city store? No more alley repairs? Cutting tree trimming? The $1.5 billion budget has it all.

City Hall: Council Adopts 2019 City Budget
City Hall

Council Adopts 2019 City Budget

Average homeowner will see $51.88 increase, no change in total fire and police officers.

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.

All the Election Data You Want

All the Election Data You Want

It was one for the history books, with many surprising results and newcomers.

Vote Tuesday: Candidates for Common Council
Vote Tuesday

Candidates for Common Council

Six candidates for 5th District in only primary contest.

Vote Tuesday: Democratic Candidate Guide
Vote Tuesday

Democratic Candidate Guide

Packed Democratic gubernatorial race and county sheriff contest are top items on Tuesday's ballot.

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
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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."

Former Alderman Jim Bohl Endorses Nikiya Dodd as Successor for Milwaukee’s 5th Aldermanic District
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Former Alderman Jim Bohl Endorses Nikiya Dodd as Successor for Milwaukee’s 5th Aldermanic District

"Alderman Jim Bohl is an excellent example of a servant leader, and I am honored to have his endorsement."

City Hall: Meet the Candidates for 5th Aldermanic Seat
City Hall

Meet the Candidates for 5th Aldermanic Seat

Meet the six candidates vying for the northwest side seat held for 18 years by Jim Bohl.

Former Wisconsin State Senator and Milwaukee County Supervisor Nikiya Dodd to Seek Milwaukee’s 5th Aldermanic District Seat
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Former Wisconsin State Senator and Milwaukee County Supervisor Nikiya Dodd to Seek Milwaukee’s 5th Aldermanic District Seat

"I refuse to stand on the sideline and watch while criminal activity takes place in our neighborhood."

City Hall: Ald. Bohl Resigns, Takes Lobbying Job
City Hall

Ald. Bohl Resigns, Takes Lobbying Job

And full council approves La Keisha Butler as head of Fire and Police Commission.

City Hall: Mayor, Council Play Musical Chairs
City Hall

Mayor, Council Play Musical Chairs

New appointments open door for Ald. Jim Bohl to leave his elected position for lobbyist job.

Felesia Martin Announces key endorsements
Press Release

Felesia Martin Announces key endorsements

I am humbled by the outpouring of community support for my candidacy.

MPS Sets Sights on Increased State Funding

MPS Sets Sights on Increased State Funding

Buoyed by victory on OSSP takeover law, union and parents call for funding equity.

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

Legislature Resists Background Checks for Guns

18 states require them, 85% of state residents support them, but Walker, GOP resist.

Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
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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.

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.

UWM Alumni Assocation to Honor More Than 20 Indivduals, Businesses
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UWM Alumni Assocation to Honor More Than 20 Indivduals, Businesses

The 22 individual recipients and one corporate partner were chosen for awards based on their outstanding professional achievements, civic involvement and partnerships with the university.

SEIU Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
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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
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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 AFL-CIO Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
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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.

State Senator Chris Larson Issues Statement on Last Week’s Exchange with Senator Taylor

Contribution to Chantia Lewis of $50

State Senator Chris Larson Issues Statement on Last Week’s Exchange with Senator Taylor

Contribution to Chantia Lewis of $50

State Senator Chris Larson Issues Statement on Last Week’s Exchange with Senator Taylor
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State Senator Chris Larson Issues Statement on Last Week’s Exchange with Senator Taylor

"Last Tuesday, as I was approaching the Senate chambers in the Capitol, I ran into Senator Taylor. She began yelling at me, which was followed by some heated words from both sides."

Near West Side Partners Join Gov. Walker As He Signs AB628 into Law
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Near West Side Partners Join Gov. Walker As He Signs AB628 into Law

Legislation will save taxpayer resources, reduce crime and promote economic development

Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law

Acts 200 - 257.

Senator Harris Dodd Endorses Latonya Johnson for 6th Senate District
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Senator Harris Dodd Endorses Latonya Johnson for 6th Senate District

“I am proud to stand today with my colleague and friend, LaTonya Johnson, to offer my support and endorsement of her candidacy for the 6th Senate District.”

The State of Politics: Can Larson Beat Abele?
The State of Politics

Can Larson Beat Abele?

Democratic insiders handicap the race, which may come down to turnout.

Sen. Taylor statement on Sen. Harris Dodd announcement
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Sen. Taylor statement on Sen. Harris Dodd announcement

“I wish her all the best as she moves on to enjoy love and family.”

Rep. Goyke Thanks Senator Harris Dodd for Serving Milwaukee
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Rep. Goyke Thanks Senator Harris Dodd for Serving Milwaukee

"I will miss serving alongside her. I wish her and her family all the best.”

Shilling statement on Harris Dodd announcement
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Shilling statement on Harris Dodd announcement

“Nikiya has been a steadfast champion for women, children and families across Wisconsin.”

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Praises 12-Month Contraceptive Care Act
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Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Praises 12-Month Contraceptive Care Act

Women’s heath expects agree: This common sense legislation would remove barriers to birth control and increase contraceptive access in Wisconsin.

Chris Larson Submits Maximum Amount of Signatures for Milwaukee County Executive Race

Contribution to Ashanti Hamilton of $20

Chris Larson Submits Maximum Amount of Signatures for Milwaukee County Executive Race
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Chris Larson Submits Maximum Amount of Signatures for Milwaukee County Executive Race

“Our grassroots movement is taking on incredible momentum.”

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

Contribution to Russell W. Stamper, II of $20

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

Contribution to Milele A. Coggs of $20

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.

Murphy’s Law: Chris Larson’s War Against Abele
Murphy’s Law

Chris Larson’s War Against Abele

State senator running for county executive blasts Abele with personal attacks, will divide Democrats.

MillerCoors Celebrates 160 Years

MillerCoors Celebrates 160 Years

Event attendees celebrate "Miller Time" with a lager from 1855.

Black City Residents Not Sold on NBA Arena

Black City Residents Not Sold on NBA Arena

African American leaders who support it face skepticism from constituents.

Bipartisan talks begin in Senate for Milwaukee arena dea
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Bipartisan talks begin in Senate for Milwaukee arena dea

Washington alumni to award scholarships to their newest colleagues: 20+ grads from the Class of 2015
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Washington alumni to award scholarships to their newest colleagues: 20+ grads from the Class of 2015

Alumni of Milwaukee Public Schools' Washington High School will award scholarships Wednesday to more than 20 of their newest colleagues

The State of Politics: Bucks Arena Will Need Democratic Support
The State of Politics

Bucks Arena Will Need Democratic Support

But which Democrats are likely to back it?

860 WNOV Exclusive: Co. Supervisor Rainey Fulfills Promise to Late Philanthropist Rosenberg
Republicans Continue Pattern of Underfunding, Undermining, and Devaluing Our Children’s Education
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Republicans Continue Pattern of Underfunding, Undermining, and Devaluing Our Children’s Education

Sen. Harris Dodd and Sen. Larson Statement on Joint Finance Action on K12 Education

David Crowley Announces for 7th District Alderman
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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.”

New Community Garden for West Side

New Community Garden for West Side

Neighborhood House project near 27th and State will bring green space and healthy food to residents.

GOP giving up on voucher school accountability
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GOP giving up on voucher school accountability

Waste, fraud and abuse in taxpayer-subsidized program to continue

Seeking Strategies to Combat Violence

Seeking Strategies to Combat Violence

Unite Milwaukee Anti-Violence Summit, all-day event, gathered experts, politicians and city residents to talk about reducing violence in the city.

Sen. Harris Dodd and Rep. Goyke Oppose Possible Expansion of I-94 East-West Corridor
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Sen. Harris Dodd and Rep. Goyke Oppose Possible Expansion of I-94 East-West Corridor

"The state needs to conduct a more thorough investigation of the alternatives available to ensure that the final solution is both cost-effective with the least negative consequences."

Cruel and Unusual: Lawmakers Demand Response to Allegations of Inmate Abuse
Cruel and Unusual

Lawmakers Demand Response to Allegations of Inmate Abuse

Milwaukee Democrats call on the Department of Corrections to respond to allegations of abuse at Waupun Correctional Institution.

Milwaukee Legislators Pledge Further Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking
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Milwaukee Legislators Pledge Further Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking

Press Release from State Representative LaTonya Johnson, State Representative Evan Goyke, and State Senator Nikiya Harris-Dodd.

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Milwaukee legislators offer their views.

Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd Says Brostoff is Right Candidate for District 19
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Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd Says Brostoff is Right Candidate for District 19

As race nears final stretch, Harris Dodd expresses support for Brostoff’s work ethic and progressive values

“Shooters Are Killing Folks Who Look Like Themselves”

“Shooters Are Killing Folks Who Look Like Themselves”

City residents discuss gun violence and possible solutions at neighborhood meeting.

Representative Katrina Shankland Endorses Jonathan Brostoff for Assembly
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Representative Katrina Shankland Endorses Jonathan Brostoff for Assembly

Brostoff has most endorsements from state legislators of any in the race

Important meeting information from Alderman Nik Kovac
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Important meeting information from Alderman Nik Kovac

Join us for a town hall meeting sponsored by Senator Chris Larson, Senator Nikiya Harris, Representative Leon Young, Alderman Nik Kovac and Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs tomorrow (Tuesday, May 6) at theGordon Park Pavilion (SE corner of E. Locust and N. Humboldt) from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Hear how legislation that passed during session this year will affect the community, and share your thoughts with your representatives.

The State of Politics: Why the Huge Support for Shot Spotters?
The State of Politics

Why the Huge Support for Shot Spotters?

Legislature votes 132-1 to expand Milwaukee program monitoring gunshots.

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.

Rep. Richards Reaffirms Call to Pass Universal Background Checks Law
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Rep. Richards Reaffirms Call to Pass Universal Background Checks Law

Today, Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) reaffirmed his call for a public hearing and passage of his bill to require criminal background checks for all firearms transactions in Wisconsin.

Jonathan Brostoff announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly
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Jonathan Brostoff announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly

New Leadership for a New Milwaukee

The Other Mandela

The Other Mandela

The fundraiser for Rep. Mandela Barnes, just two days before his namesake Nelson Mandela died, had a big turnout.

City People: Jonathan Brostoff
City People

Jonathan Brostoff

An aide to state Sen. Larson, he discovered politics -- and love -- while a student at UWM.

UW-Milwaukee Students Graduate with the Most Debt

UW-Milwaukee Students Graduate with the Most Debt

Study finds UW-Milwaukee students graduate owing 19% more than average students in UW System.

Plenty of Horne: Mary Nohl vs. NIMBY
Plenty of Horne

Mary Nohl vs. NIMBY

Proposal to open artist Mary Nohl's home to the public leaves Fox Point residents crying "not in my back yard!"

Plenty of Horne: World’s Straightest Parade?
Plenty of Horne

World’s Straightest Parade?

No parade has a straighter route, or a gayer crowd, than the annual Pride Parade, coming Sunday.

Plenty of Horne: Transit Outrage
Plenty of Horne

Transit Outrage

Alberta Darling says my way or the highway. Plus: the return of Jerry Kleczka!

Penny Sikora announces candidacy for the 2nd District of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
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Penny Sikora announces candidacy for the 2nd District of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Penny Sikora announces candidacy for the 2nd District of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

County Executive Abele Orders Special Elections
Press Release

County Executive Abele Orders Special Elections

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced today special elections will be held to replace two County Supervisors.

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?

Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody
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Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody

Board overwhelmingly approves resolution outlining policy for Medical Examiner’s office

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, under the leadership of Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, has adopted the 2013 Budget today.

Plenty of Horne: Comings and Goings
Plenty of Horne

Comings and Goings

A veteran union leader steps down, a new post for Nikiya Harris and Glorioso's tries, of all things, beer.

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
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Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

Supervisors Invite Residents to “Tri-District” Budget Listening Session
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Supervisors Invite Residents to “Tri-District” Budget Listening Session

Session includes 2nd, 5th and 10th Districts

Supervisor Harris Seeks to Clear Misinformation About Free Birth Certificates For Voter Identification
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Supervisor Harris Seeks to Clear Misinformation About Free Birth Certificates For Voter Identification

Supervisor helps to eliminate rumors and misunderstanding about Milwaukee County program that provides up to 5,000 free birth certificates for obtaining ID card for voting purposes.