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Robert Kern

Robert Kern is the founder of Generac Power Systems.

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Campaign Cash: Big Donors Get Big Tax Breaks
Campaign Cash

Big Donors Get Big Tax Breaks

Corporate welfare recipients contributed more than $800,000 to Gov. Walker.

Campaign Cash: Walker Gets $5.1 Million Boost
Campaign Cash

Walker Gets $5.1 Million Boost

Republican Governors Association books $5.1 million of TV ads to support Gov. Walker's reelection.

Campaign Cash: Republican Governors Group Has State Clout
Campaign Cash

Republican Governors Group Has State Clout

The DC-based association gets Wisconsin donors, gave $18 million to Walker’s three elections.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Unveils $34 Million Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Unveils $34 Million Building

Four-story academic building to be funded by largest alumni gift in school history.

Campaign Cash: Joint Finance Okays School Choice Expansion
Campaign Cash

Joint Finance Okays School Choice Expansion

Powerful voucher lobby, including Betsy DeVos, has spent millions to support state politicians.

Campaign Cash: $8.5 Million Reasons Why GOP Expanding Vouchers
Campaign Cash

$8.5 Million Reasons Why GOP Expanding Vouchers

Multi millions in campaign donations, mostly from out-of-state voucher supporters.

Medical College Gets Largest Gift Ever

Medical College Gets Largest Gift Ever

$38 million donation establishes new collaborative network, creates new educational opportunities

Campaign Cash: Bill Goes Easy on Business Polluters
Campaign Cash

Bill Goes Easy on Business Polluters

And manufacturers donate to legislators pushing the proposal.

Campaign Cash: Bill Reveals School Voucher Costs
Campaign Cash

Bill Reveals School Voucher Costs

Democratic bill says property tax bills must show cost to local school district.

Money Talks: Gov. Walker to Appoint Former Attorney for Major Right-Wing Donors’ Foundation
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Money Talks: Gov. Walker to Appoint Former Attorney for Major Right-Wing Donors’ Foundation

What Daniel Kelly Lacks in Judicial Experience He Makes Up For in Connections to Big Money and Right-Wing Extremism

MSOE buys downtown block next to Park East from BMO Harris Bank
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MSOE buys downtown block next to Park East from BMO Harris Bank

Plenty of Horne: New Apartments Planned for Third Ward
Plenty of Horne

New Apartments Planned for Third Ward

Building which once housed Northwestern Coffee Mills will be renovated to include 15 urban apartments and two retail spaces.

Plenty of Horne:  The Rise of the Kern Foundation
Plenty of Horne

The Rise of the Kern Foundation

The Waukesha-based foundation has quietly grown to assets of $627 million, nearly as big as the Bradley Foundation. It also leans conservative.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Renames Soccer Field
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Renames Soccer Field

Kovac wonders why MSOE would name it after its current president. And why an engineering school couldn't dig a deep enough hole for its soccer field.

MSOE Soccer Garage Debuts

MSOE Soccer Garage Debuts

MSOE unveils parking garage, athletic field complex.

How Urban are Marquette, MIAD, MSOE, and UWM?

How Urban are Marquette, MIAD, MSOE, and UWM?

Milwaukee is lucky to have a number of higher education institutions in its most urban neighborhoods.

MSOE Proposes Parking Garage with Athletic Field in the Park East (Renderings)

MSOE Proposes Parking Garage with Athletic Field in the Park East (Renderings)

Milwaukee School of Engineering is proposing the construction of a $30 million, 780-car parking garage, that would have an athletic field on the roof of the building. About 500 of the 780 parking spots would be leased to business and the general public, generating taxable revenue for MSOE.

Milwaukee is a Rising Tech City

Milwaukee is a Rising Tech City

Barcamp Milwaukee 2007 Originally uploaded by marcusnelson According to Forbes, Milwaukee is an up-and-coming tech city. They tout the strength of some of the biggest companies in the area, Rockwell Automation and Johnson Controls. What did they overlook? The strength of business brewing activities afoot in the city. BarCampMilwaukee, DrupalCampWisconsin, MilwaukeeDevHouse, Web414, and the KEEN […]

Gould Takes Journal Buyout, Rips Grohmann Museum One More Time

Gould Takes Journal Buyout, Rips Grohmann Museum One More Time

Whitney Gould took an early retirement buyout from Journal Communications a little over a month ago.  Her send off column was titled “Retiring, not tiring of quality design.” Ever since moving to Milwaukee three years ago I’ve enjoyed her reporting on issues involving building design. My views began to disagree with hers when she started […]

Word on the Street (12.17.2007)

Word on the Street (12.17.2007)

Links from the Milwaukee-informationsphere Mary Louise Schumacher is yet another art person doesn’t think it’s a good idea to build a recognizable landmark that will increase pedestrian traffic in downtown Milwaukee. Hofbrauhaus Milwaukee, a proposed German beer hall and restaurant, is likely coming next The Brewery development at the old Pabst brewery in Blue Ribbon […]

The Roundup: Mequon Turns Voter Away
The Roundup

Mequon Turns Voter Away

The City of Mequon told a local man who tried to register and vote at City Hall last week that he was “too late.”