Marquette Wire

Two new beer gardens to be brought to Milwaukee County Parks

Monique Collins

November 1, 2012

Filed under News

Milwaukee County is planning to add two new beer gardens, or outdoor areas where beer and food are served, in county parks, according to a proposal released last Monday. Some of the revenue from the beer gradens would go toward...

Proposal to lower bus fares withdrawn

Claudia Brokish

November 1, 2012

Filed under Editors' Picks, News

Milwaukee County officials withdrew an amendment to the 2013 city budget last Thursday that would have reduced bus fares and eliminated paper transfers. The amendment was originally proposed last Tuesday to lower prices for rid...

Miller Park sales tax possibly prolonged until 2018

Tim Seeman

March 25, 2010

Filed under News

Deck: Drop in revenue, economic recession among causes The final year of the five-county sales tax that helps pay for the Miller Park construction debt may be pushed back to as late as 2018, according to an analysis by Public ...

Rising pension, health costs bring fiscal crisis

Tim Seeman

February 4, 2010

Filed under Featured, News

The unbridled growth of Milwaukee County employee pension and health care costs has pushed the county to the brink of "a full-blown fiscal crisis," according to an independent Public Policy Forum report released last week. The...

City leaders discuss aerotropolitan development

Tim Seeman

December 3, 2009

Filed under News

Following a busier than ever Thanksgiving weekend and a record-setting month of October, government officials are turning their attention to General Mitchell International Airport, as they explore ways the hub could foster economic gr...

County executive outlines 2010 budget

Tim Seeman

October 1, 2009

Filed under News

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker stressed the importance of limited government and continued commitment to fiscal responsibility in his 2010 county budget proposal, presented to the county board of supervisors last Thursday. The...