Transit union President James Macon said earlier Monday the drivers will go on strike beginning at 3 a.m. Wednesday.
He said 93% of the union’s membership was against a new four-year contract offer, adding that 92% voted to strike. This could lead to the first bus drivers’ strike in Milwaukee County since the late 1970s.
“What, I wonder, would happen if our elected officials and their families, and our Federal employees and their families were placed under the care of the Veteran’s Administration? Would another year pass with the situation worsening rather than improving? Of course not because they would see to it that changes were made and made very…
this is a backdoor budget cut where Walker didn’t have the guts to play it straight, and now the Joint Finance Committee has to come up with nearly $3.7 million tomorrow to cover this gap, or else Wisconsin’s public broadcasting and emergency communications are slated to take a legitimate hit. Via Another budget gap to…
Janet Piraino — former state director for U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, a Madison Democrat — will replace Doug Hill, who was demoted as Baldwin’s director of state operations in March. Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, bumped Hill from that $131,000-a-year post after a report commission by Baldwin was critical of her staff’s handling of complaints about…
Milwaukee County Health and Human Services director gets 39% raise this year http://t.co/EWaql9G1VE — Don Behm (@conserve) March 15, 2015
Via Streetcar: A statement begets a response which begets a response @ JS All Politics Blog.
Opponents of the controversial increase in solar power fees that the Wisconsin Public Service Commission just awarded We Energies are complaining that a Walker PSC appointee inappropriately communicated with and advised the company…. Via Allegation of inappropriate behavior in latest We Energies rate increase @ The Political Environment.
The story, conveniently published almost two months after Democratic candidate for the 15th District State Senate, Austin Scieszinski, claimed the decision to approve the interstate expansion was done behind closed doors and resulted in a deal that washed up to $500 million away from local road repair and maintenance, confirms almost everything he said. That’s…
Via Wisconsin’s Deficient Bridges: Walker, #WisGOP Shirk Responsibility. Squander State Surplus @ Rock Netroots.
Via Mary Burke and Gov. Scott Walker on paying for roads @ JS All Politics Blog.
….Janesville taxpayers should think long and hard before committing themselves to additional new taxes. Keep in mind that regardless of who is governor next year, the state is considering a slew of new license and registration fee hikes, including raising the state gas tax and even mileage charges. These higher taxes and charges will be…
The City of Waukesha will hold a meeting tonight in Racine about its plan to move millions of gallons of Waukesha waste water via the Root River daily through Racine despite State Rep. Cory Mason’s long-standing objection to his city becoming “Waukesha’s toilet.”… more» Via The Political Environment.
Those who plan to use I-43 to head up north this weekend, and for the foreseeable future, should plan to take alternate highway routes near Green Bay while the sagging Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge remains closed. Via With sagging I-43 bridge closed in Green Bay, drivers face detours @ JS Online.
Planned Parenthood uses Sen. Mike Ellis’s public remarks in a political ad. “Do we have a democracy here in the state of Wisconsin or do we have something else we’re trying to hide from voters?” [Planned Parenthood lobbyist Nicole] Safar said. Via WisconsinEye tells Planned Parenthood to remove Ellis ad @ JS All Politics Blog.
“….do not expect Mary Burke to be the leader on standing up to all of this abuse, UNLESS, she wants to be run for Governor. If so then the only story I can find on her doing a google search should NOT be that she wants to cut teacher pay again! She needs to take…
Officials also hope the renovated Central Library, which will reopen in September, can take some of the pressure off the homeless services. “We have to acknowledge that will be reopening and back in the mix,” says Green. “The library has been wonderful to acknowledge they’re a service for everybody.” Green, is director of Dane County…
then you may be waiting until next year. Via About 100 Town of Jackson families waiting until 2014 for new water supply @ JS Nature’s State Blog
Whether there’s an adequate safety next for those patients in a community setting awaits an answer. Via Abele’s Mental Health Safety Net Has Torn @ Cognitive Dissidence.
Walker’s mistaken about conservatives’ concerns – it’s how much public land the state owns, not access to it, that’s the (spending) problem. Via Walker’s Spending Desire @ Dad29.
The Town of Waukesha joins the City of Waukesha’s water service area. [Responsible, perhaps, but still a close run thing at a 3-2 vote – ed.] Via Town of Waukesha makes the responsible choice @ Wigderson Library & Pub.
Inconvenience for a political point. Via Dad29.
Triage. Via 620 WTMJ.
Piling up. Via WMTV.
Nice the cosseted public utility is able to report what its customers are already experiencing; nicer if they’d fix the problems sooner. Via 620 WTMJ.
Via Channel 3000.
Via 620 WTMJ.
Probably a surprise that more We Energies customers aren’t without service. Via Caledonia Patch.
Clarke is right he wasn’t caught in a hot tub in Las Vegas. He’s even right that young black men should look up to other black men who are continuing their educations. But disappearing from his responsibilities and then arrogantly trying to put his disappearance beyond discussion is nothing to be admired or respected. It…
Pull the plug. Via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Drain. Via WBAY.
By Fri evening. Via WBAY.
[Bus driver] Igl has lost his job and has been charged with battery after being accused of attacking Kibo-Gue on the bus last month at the end of a route. And though the driver had cut the lights before lighting into Kibo-Gue with his fists, it was all caught on the onboard security camera. Via…
Via Channel 3000.