Wisconsin Communities Act to Prevent Lead Poisoning

Wisconsin Communities Act to Prevent Lead Poisoning

DHS experts to tour properties that are part of the Lead-Safe Homes Program and child care centers testing for lead in drinking water

DNR Releases Annual Drinking Water Report

DNR Releases Annual Drinking Water Report

Agency, Partners Tackle Safe Drinking Water Challenges

Lead Enforcement Ordinance brings consequences for landlords’ inaction

Lead Enforcement Ordinance brings consequences for landlords’ inaction

Statement of Common Council President José G. Pérez July 28, 2022

City Hall: New Penalties For Landlords Who Don’t Fix Lead Hazards
City Hall

New Penalties For Landlords Who Don’t Fix Lead Hazards

Fees, citations, even demolition for non-compliance after child tests positive for lead.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Secures Key Investments and Vital Resources for Milwaukee in House-passed FY 2023 Omnibus Funding Package

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Secures Key Investments and Vital Resources for Milwaukee in House-passed FY 2023 Omnibus Funding Package

Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore voted to pass H.R. 8294, a six-bill appropriations minibus. This package includes the following six appropriations bills: Transportation-HUD; Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior-Environment; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

Biden’s Infrastructure Czar Visits City, Touts Lead Lateral Funding

Biden’s Infrastructure Czar Visits City, Touts Lead Lateral Funding

City has replaced 524 laterals this year, but Biden administration says that will greatly increase with federal funding.

$2 Million Grant Will Train Minorities, Help Replace Lead Laterals

$2 Million Grant Will Train Minorities, Help Replace Lead Laterals

Federal infrastructure funds help Milwaukee Water Works expand, diversify workforce.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foreclosed Home Will House Those Displaced By Lead Abatement
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foreclosed Home Will House Those Displaced By Lead Abatement

Community Advocates will buy, rehab city-owned home for temporarily displaced families.

City Hall: Lead Program Investigation Closed Without Criminal Charges
City Hall

Lead Program Investigation Closed Without Criminal Charges

But investigation confirms program was mismanaged.

Following DA Decision Not to Charge, DOJ Releases Files from Investigation into MHD Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
AG Kaul Calls on EPA to Strengthen Protections Against Childhood Lead Poisoning
Testing Kids For Lead Poisoning Declined During Pandemic

Testing Kids For Lead Poisoning Declined During Pandemic

25% reduction in lead tests in state compared to pre-pandemic levels.

USDA Secretary Touts Lead Removal Funding

USDA Secretary Touts Lead Removal Funding

Sec. Tom Vilsack visits Bloomer, Wis. announcing $28 million for lead pipe removal.

Statement from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on the Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan:
Statement from Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on the Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan

 

Gov. Evers Celebrates More Than $800 Million Investment Wisconsin to Receive for Water Infrastructure

Gov. Evers Celebrates More Than $800 Million Investment Wisconsin to Receive for Water Infrastructure

Wisconsin to receive $142 million in 2022 to invest in ensuring safe drinking water

The State of Politics: Infrastructure Funds Impact Entire State
The State of Politics

Infrastructure Funds Impact Entire State

Every person, every region in state helped. Yet package divided state's congressional delegation.

Wisconsin Awarded $142 Million to Address PFAS, Lead Pipes

Wisconsin Awarded $142 Million to Address PFAS, Lead Pipes

Federal funding comes from bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Baldwin: “I am proud to stand on the side of delivering results for Wisconsin.”
Baldwin

“I am proud to stand on the side of delivering results for Wisconsin.”

Bipartisan legislation creates Wisconsin jobs and rebuilds Badger State infrastructure

A First Step: Infrastructure Act Invests in Clean Transportation, Safe Water and Climate Resilience
State Could Get $800 Million For Water Systems

State Could Get $800 Million For Water Systems

Federal infrastructure bill could help pay for replacing lead pipes, upgrading sewer systems and more.

Wisconsin is Double the National Average for Child Lead Poisoning

Wisconsin is Double the National Average for Child Lead Poisoning

Study shows connection between lead poisoning and racial and economic disparities.

Local Orgs Join State to Remove Lead from Milwaukee Homes

Local Orgs Join State to Remove Lead from Milwaukee Homes

Social Development Commission and Habitat for Humanity will assist in renovation of 150 homes.

City Hall: 12 Takeaways From City’s 2022 Budget
City Hall

12 Takeaways From City’s 2022 Budget

What's in the 600 page, $1.75 billion budget document? An inside look at your city government.

Op Ed: It’s Time to Reclaim Wisconsin’s Legacy of Water Protection
Op Ed

It’s Time to Reclaim Wisconsin’s Legacy of Water Protection

PFAS, nitrates and lead stand in the way of our right to clean water.

Health Commissioner Says Lead Crisis is Top Priority

Health Commissioner Says Lead Crisis is Top Priority

Commissioner Johnson said she can fix department's troubled lead program.

Site Visits Highlight Lead Safety Efforts

Site Visits Highlight Lead Safety Efforts

Organizations throughout the state will showcase home lead abatement efforts

City Hall: $98 Million Plan Targets Lead Poisoning
City Hall

$98 Million Plan Targets Lead Poisoning

Proposal addressing lead poisoning of children backed by the Coalition on Lead Emergency.

City Hall: Update Expected Soon on Criminal Investigation Into Health Department
City Hall

Update Expected Soon on Criminal Investigation Into Health Department

City officials and council members want to know status of DOJ, Milwaukee County DA investigation.

City Hall: Anger and Frustration With Milwaukee’s Lead Program
City Hall

Anger and Frustration With Milwaukee’s Lead Program

Even the Milwaukee Health Department doesn't like what's happened since 2018.

Public Safety and Health Committee to discuss city’s lead abatement program on Thursday