Marquette Wire

Barrett ‘On the Issues’: Job creation crucial

Tim Seeman

March 4, 2010

As the first in a series of appearances by gubernatorial candidates in Mike Gousha's “On the Issues” series, Milwaukee mayor and Democratic candidate Tom Barrett emphasized the importance of cooperation between the private ...

Walker promises to bring jobs, businesses to Milwaukee

Tim Seeman

March 2, 2010

With December 2009 unemployment estimates at 8.7 percent, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker is vowing to bring 250,000 jobs and 10,000 businesses to the state by 2015 if he is elected in November. The Milwaukee...

Barrett announces new jobs during State of the City

Tim Seeman

February 16, 2010

Mayor Tom Barrett and Gale Klappa, president and CEO of We Energies, announced Monday morning that Ingeteam, a Spanish firm that manufactures wind turbines, plans to move its North American headquarters and manufacturing facility...

Missing the grade

Tim Seeman

November 19, 2009

Over the years, Milwaukee Public Schools have struggled with low test scores, low graduation rates, startling gaps in racial achievement and administrative inefficiencies. Several school board and superintendent combinations have been u...

Barrett formally announces bid for governor

Tim Seeman

November 17, 2009

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-...

Barrett enters governor’s race

Tim Seeman

November 15, 2009

Following months of Favre-like indecision, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced Sunday his intention to run for governor of Wisconsin. With his family--whom he consulted extensively before Sunday's announcement--behind him at a p...

Candidates for governor’s race set their marks

Tim Seeman

November 3, 2009

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...

Lawton drops out of governor race

Molly Newman

October 27, 2009

Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton announced Monday she would no longer seek the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin governor in 2010. Lawton’s withdrawal leaves the Democratic candidacy wide open, with current Milwaukee County Executive...

Public views proposed streetcar

Tim Seeman

October 13, 2009

The public caught its first glimpse of the new proposed downtown streetcar circuit at an informational open house Thursday at the Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway St. The city has considered numerous similar transit li...

Police aim to rebrand Milwaukee’s crime image

Derrick Chengery

October 8, 2009

  In some jobs, success is measured by what doesn’t happen.   The Milwaukee Police Department wants to impart this concept to the Milwaukee community as a part of its new rebranding and recruiting campaign, launched in August. Created ...

Future of MPS debated at panel

Tim Seeman

October 8, 2009

Mayor, school officials offer different options Five important figures in the debate over governance of Milwaukee Public Schools met Tuesday night at the Milwaukee Center for Independence, 2020 W. Wells St., as part of a public information panel. The dist...

Mayor Barrett presents 2010 city budget

Tim Seeman

October 1, 2009

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett presented his proposed 2010 budget to the city’s Common Council last Thursday, outlining his plans to diversify city revenue sources and prioritize creative approaches to reduce structural costs. Barrett's...