Op Ed: More Water Infrastructure Funding Needed
Op Ed

More Water Infrastructure Funding Needed

Federal spending for water pipelines, sewage system, etc. is just one-eighth of what it was in 1970s.

Council effort to create lead-safe program moves forward
City Hall: Milwaukee on 70-Year Pace To Replace Lead Laterals
City Hall

Milwaukee on 70-Year Pace To Replace Lead Laterals

What will the city do for property owners that want to voluntarily replace their laterals?

City Hall: Audit Gives Water Works High Marks
City Hall

Audit Gives Water Works High Marks

Outside audit of city utility found good practices for lead reduction, water quality monitoring.

League of Women Voters Presents Forum on Lead Poisoning March 6
AG Objects to Relaxed Lead Pipe Rules

AG Objects to Relaxed Lead Pipe Rules

Kaul joins other Attorneys General in objection to new EPA rules for lead pipe removal.

City Hall: Former Health Director Blames Barrett
City Hall

Former Health Director Blames Barrett

Bevan Baker breaks his silence, slams Mayor and other city departments.

Statement of Bevan K. Baker

Statement of Bevan K. Baker

Statement provided to media on December 23rd, 2019

Mayor Barrett Proposes $2.2 Million in Block Grant Funds for Lead Abatement

Mayor Barrett Proposes $2.2 Million in Block Grant Funds for Lead Abatement

“We will continue to act proactively to reduce the number of Milwaukee children with lead poisoning.”

City Hall: Health Department Probe a State Matter
City Hall

Health Department Probe a State Matter

Criminal investigation taken over by Department of Justice, city officials say.

City Hall: Proposal Uses Lead Abatement Funds for Marketing
City Hall

Proposal Uses Lead Abatement Funds for Marketing

Ald. Lewis proposes using lateral replacement funds for council's "community outreach."

Op Ed: Everyone Deserves Clean Water
Op Ed

Everyone Deserves Clean Water

Evers, Democrats back a comprehensive agenda. We want to work with Republicans on this.

Residents Rally for Clean Drinking Water

Residents Rally for Clean Drinking Water

Coalition On Lead Emergency pushes for action, some city officials pledge to help.

Baldwin Pushes for Action on Lead Poisoning

Baldwin Pushes for Action on Lead Poisoning

Urges Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve lead screening data.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges CMS to Increase Childhood Lead Screenings

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Urges CMS to Increase Childhood Lead Screenings

Senators Urging CMS to Address Gaps in Key Data used to Inform Prevention

Senator Taylor Continues To Bring Attention to High Levels of Lead and its Connection to Violence

Senator Taylor Continues To Bring Attention to High Levels of Lead and its Connection to Violence

The city of Milwaukee must aggressively work to reduce lead exposure in our kids if we want to move forward and improve the safety of our communities.

Sen. Taylor Calls for Focus on Violence Prevention

Sen. Taylor Calls for Focus on Violence Prevention

"I’m grateful to see Governor Evers amplify the concerns of the people of this state regarding the issue of gun violence."

Lead Exposure Linked to Gun Violence

Lead Exposure Linked to Gun Violence

UWM study finds kids exposed to lead are more likely to later commit gun violence.

Evers Pushes Action on Water Quality

Evers Pushes Action on Water Quality

After 13 public hearings across state, water quality policy proposals are being drafted.

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Exposure to Lead and Firearm Violence

Study Finds Link Between Childhood Exposure to Lead and Firearm Violence

The link was so strong that about half of gun violence perpetration and victimization was attributable to blood lead levels ? 5 µg/dL (the current reference level for elevated lead).

EPA Proposes Updates to Rules Impacting Lead and Copper in Drinking Water
Milwaukee awarded $5.6 million HUD grant to protect children and families from lead hazards in the home

Milwaukee awarded $5.6 million HUD grant to protect children and families from lead hazards in the home

City of Milwaukee identified as a priority area to address lead and other home health hazards

City Hall: Feds Award $5.6 Million for Lead Abatement
City Hall

Feds Award $5.6 Million for Lead Abatement

42-month grant can be used for paint and soil abatement in affected homes.

DHS Lead Abatement Program Receives Federal Approval

DHS Lead Abatement Program Receives Federal Approval

Efforts will improve housing conditions for low-income children and pregnant women

MKE County: Committee Approves Loans for Lead Laterals
MKE County

Committee Approves Loans for Lead Laterals

$550,000 loan program for any resident, regardless of income, to replace lead laterals.

Supervisor Weishan Demands Action to Replace Lead Laterals

Supervisor Weishan Demands Action to Replace Lead Laterals

"It's about time that local government took action to address the lead crisis in our community."

Evers Wants State Health “Lead Czar”

Evers Wants State Health “Lead Czar”

Also supports bill to provide $40 million in loans for home owners to replace lead laterals.

Gov. Evers takes action to protect children from lead exposure

Gov. Evers takes action to protect children from lead exposure

Since 1996, more than 200,000 children have been identified as having dangerous amounts of lead in their bodies.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order 36 Relating to Measures to Abate and Prevent Lead Exposure in Drinking Water

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order 36 Relating to Measures to Abate and Prevent Lead Exposure in Drinking Water

"Lead poisoning is a statewide risk not just in Kenosha and Milwaukee, but in communities around the state."

City Hall: Outside Firm Auditing City’s Lead Program
City Hall

Outside Firm Auditing City’s Lead Program

Expert hired by Comptroller doing audit council originally wanted done by May 2018.