Stories tagged: "milwaukee"

(Photo © Lola Abu-Shawareb)
Wisconsin Senate Takes First Steps Toward Police Reform Since George Floyd’s Murder

More bills await a vote in both the Senate and Assembly as the state inches toward reforms. The Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday passed four police reform bills, the first legislative action to change law enforcement policy since last year’s mass protests began after the murder of George Floyd by a then-Minneapolis police officer. The bipartisan...

Goyke, Evers, Vos, LeMahieu
‘They Don’t Really Like Each Other’: Republican Infighting Could Delay Budget Passage, Lawmaker Says

Despite a decade of control, Assembly and Senate Republicans have a history of squabbling and missing budget deadlines.

vaccine sign outside Milwaukee mill road library
Library Clinics? Door-to-Door Vaccines? Milwaukee Is Getting Creative To Get Shots In Arms

With vaccinations dropping, Milwaukee is figuring out how to overcome hesitancy and get shots to people right in their own neighborhoods.

Left: A sewer line under construction along St. Paul Avenue in Milwaukee in 1920. Right: Victor Berger, co-founder of the Socialist Party of America, editor of the Milwaukee Leader, and the first Socialist elected to Congress. Lower: Construction of a Milwaukee sewer line in 1932. (Photos courtesy: Wisconsin Historical Society and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman.)
Infrastructure Is Good Politics—Just Ask Milwaukee’s Sewer Socialists of 1904

Voters have a history of rewarding public officials who pay attention to long-neglected public needs.

Kevin Zimmermann
Black History and Slavery a ‘Small Part’ of US History? This Suburban School Board Candidate and Cop Says So.

Milwaukee Police officer Kevin Zimmermann has a social media history full of extreme comments and COVID-19 falsehoods on public and private accounts.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)
Critics Say I-94 Expansion in Milwaukee Puts Evers’ Administration at Odds With Biden—and Itself

The governor's climate change task force pointed to the historically detrimental effects of urban freeways and ports on communities of color in a 2020 report. But his administration is pressing ahead anyway.

Wisconsin Center Vaccine Sign
FEMA Adding a Vaccine Clinic in Milwaukee to Catch Up With State Numbers

Madison and Eau Claire may also get federal help to boost the vaccination rate.