Money for a Trolley, But None for Cops?

When the sun sets on the mayoral tenure of Milwaukee’s Tom Barrett, what will his legacy be, exactly? For years now, Barrett has apparently wanted part of his legacy to be an ill-conceived streetcar project running through the city’s downtown. While the project is paid in part through federal funds, critics have long questioned its […]


Will Milwaukee County Sue to Preserve “Sanctuary County” Status?

For a county leadership that denies it’s a “Sanctuary County” when it comes to dealing with illegal immigration, they sure are doing everything possible to substantiate that they are one. Reported first by CBS 58 in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee County of Board of Supervisors is considering suing the U.S Department of Justice over its recent decision […]


Mayor Tom Barrett Misleads on Key Facts During Gun Control Debate

By Paul Thurman On Tuesday night, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett misled viewers with outdated statistics and factually dishonest claims about furloughed police officers in an interview with CNN host Piers Morgan and Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke. Barrett, a co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, stated that 40 percent of all gun sales happen privately without […]


A Bigger Deficit, Why?

By: Brian Sikma Milwaukee County may be facing a $4.4 million budget deficit, but that’s not enough to give county leaders pause about using taxpayer dollars for social re-engineering. Following bold policy moves by County Executive Chris Abele to tighten the county’s budget, County Board committees have been wrestling with whether or not same-sex domestic […]