Last week, we talked about an effort to improve the way local government and regular people do business in Milwaukee, through better sharing of data. Another data sharing program is already underway on a larger scale, and there are lives and countries at stake.
More taxicabs could soon be rolling on Milwaukee streets. In 1992, the city capped taxi permits at 350. Now a group of cab owners and at least one alderman want to lift the cap. This afternoon, a Common Council committee will solicit opinions about the quality of taxi service today and whether or not the city needs more.
Despite recent headlines about a cash surplus at UW System campuses, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell explains that current cash balances are invested in strategic priorities that have been openly discussed and approved by the Board of Regents. Also, various efforts by UWM to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the community.
Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews author Loren Long.
Inspired by his favorite picture books from childhood, like The Pokey Little Puppy and The Little Engine that Could, Loren Long has tried to pass on that inspiration to children through his books. He has a series about Otis the Tractor and he is the illustrator of President Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing.