Marquette Wire

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...

Doyle calls for ‘growth and expansion’

Tim Seeman

January 28, 2010

Filed under News

State first to enact renewable portfolio standards With Wisconsin's economy as his focus, Gov. Jim Doyle delivered his final State of the State Address Tuesday night in Madison. During his final year in office, Doyle sai...

County Board votes against lakefront parking meters

Jennifer Zahn

November 19, 2009

Filed under Featured, News

County Executive Scott Walker’s effort to install parking meters along the lakefront to cork an $80 million hole in Milwaukee County’s 2010 budget has been rejected. The County Board of Supervisors voted 15-4 Wednesday...

Barrett formally announces bid for governor

Tim Seeman

November 17, 2009

Filed under Featured, News

Opponents were quick to draw battle lines, labeling the Milwaukee mayor "Tom the Taxer" Now that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has announced his candidacy for governor, political observers are preparing for what could be an all-...

Walker talks gubernatorial platform on campus

Tim Seeman

November 10, 2009

Filed under Featured, News

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, donning a gold Marquette basketball shirt for the occasion, outlined details of his gubernatorial platform at an event sponsored by Marquette College Republicans Sunday night in the Alumni Memori...

Candidates for governor’s race set their marks

Tim Seeman

November 3, 2009

Filed under Featured, News

The 2010 election may be a full year away, but it's not too soon to look ahead to the gubernatorial race in Wisconsin. After eight years in office, Gov. Jim Doyle has decided not to run for another term in 2010. This leaves...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Walker unduly threatened 180 county layoffs

November 3, 2009

Filed under Editorials, Featured, Viewpoints

For a gubernatorial candidate, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker sure didn’t show last week that he could think his decisions through before acting on them. On Oct. 28, Walker sent layoff notices to 180 county workers...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Proposal to raise bus fares 25 cents must be eliminated

Rosemary Lane

October 8, 2009

Filed under Editorials, Featured, Viewpoints

Raising the bus fare 25 cents may not seem like a big deal for Marquette students. But increasing the fare perpetuates a far greater problem for the Milwaukee community — a hole in a leaking pot of funds. The increased bus...

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...