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By Ashanti Hamilton
On Monday (October 7), the Common Council’s Judiciary and Legislation Committee, which I chair, voted unanimously to oppose proposed state legislation (Senate Bill 318, authored by state Sen. Alberta Darling and state Rep. Joseph Sanfelippo, and also sponsored by a number of other Milwaukee area legislators) authorizing the City of Milwaukee to sell eligible school facilities to eligible purchasers.
In our vote, we sent a clear message to the sponsor and to supporters of the bill, encouraging them to schedule a public hearing on the bill in the City …
By Lynda L. Jones
It began as an interest in a MPS unused school building that was “not for sale.’
Then it developed into a neighborhood saturated by yard signs, and later a march consisting of young students being taken out of school to march with teachers, school staffers and even Milwaukee ‘s Sheriff David A. Clarke in an attempt to force MPS to sell a building it had other plans to develop.
The leadership at St. Marcus Lutheran School, a private school set its sights on purchasing the Malcolm X Academy Campus …
Community calls on leaders to focus on real issues
By Lynda Jones
Opposition is growing against the plan to slash the pay, budget and ultimately the control of the Milwaukee County Board. Last week, the African American County Board Supervisors spoke against the plan exclusively with The Courier, and they were in full agreement that this change was not needed, and it was motivated by individuals who were not looking to continue on a path of “checks and balances”.
Other members of the Board were outspoken as well, including County Board Chair Marina …
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Governor Scott Walker took his oath of office in January, and once that oath was taken Wisconsin experienced a political upheaval that has left the state with extreme fallout. It has been clear that the Republican Party has set a national agenda, that many have viewed as an attack on working and middle class families.
The GOP have been quite uncompromising as witnessed in the national Debt Ceiling Debate, and they have shown that reaching across the aisle and working with Democrats is not part of their agenda, …
With the likely recall election for the 8th senate district just weeks away, Sandy Pasch this week challenged Senator Alberta Darling to participate in at least three candidate debates before voters go to polls this summer.
“This recall election provides an opportunity to honestly and fairly discuss the issues facing Wisconsin and the people of this district,” said Pasch. “By standing side-by-side and sharing our visions for Wisconsin, the people will see who will fight for education, health care and the middle class, and who is a politician giving millions of …
In recent weeks Sen. Alberta Darling canceled meetings with the chair of the Milwaukee Arts Board and its members in an effort to avoid discussing a looming Wisconsin Arts Board funding cut that she and other members of the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) ended up approving yesterday.
Alderman Michael J. Murphy, MAB chair, said the committee’s vote Thursday (May 5) to cut the state arts board funding by 66 percent will mean a reduction of approximately $30,000 in MAB funding for 2012. “We unsuccessfully tried to meet with Senator Darling …
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Thousands of protesters made the trip to Madison this week to make their voices heard regarding Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget bill. At a time when most folks are still struggling to get back on their feet, Gov. Walker has asked the state legislature to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights.
Many who tried their best to warn voters that Walker would be a governor of extremes are speaking out, and even those that voted for him are protesting in Madison and even in front of …