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1:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Analysts: What Walker and Burke Need to Do, to Rally Voters before Election Day

Eleven days remain before Gov. Walker and Mary Burke face off at the polls

There will be at least a couple big campaign events in Milwaukee in coming days, with President Obama and former president Bill Clinton scheduled to visit.

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Arts & Culture
2:10 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Florentine Opera Offers Residencies For Young Conductors

Florentine resident conductor Vladimir Kulenovic
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Vladimir Kulenovic is the first recipient of a new conducting residency at the Florentine Opera.

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Education
1:49 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Assembly Bill Aims To Change The Way Wisconsin's Technical Colleges Are Funded & Governed

MATC - Downtown Milwaukee Campus
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If passed, the ramifications of a proposed bill that would change how we pay for and govern the state’s area technical schools.

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Politics & Government
11:01 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Milwaukee County Ballot Includes Move to Amend Referendum

Volunteers help roll up a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 20, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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One referendum question on the November ballot here urges Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Jobs, Benefits Fraud Top Assembly GOP Agenda For Next Year

Republicans say they'll have a busy agenda when lawmakers return to Madison in January.
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November’s election will determine whether Republicans retain control of the Wisconsin Legislature. The GOP Assembly leader says he wants to hit the ground running.

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Economy & Business
4:23 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Is Your Car Truly American?

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We all know the phrase “buy American.”  But in our global world the lines are increasingly fuzzy.

In the case of automobiles it’s hard to decipher what an American car actually is.  Is it a car made by an American manufacturer like Ford, GM, or Chrysler, but including parts from Europe?  What if it’s put together in Canada or Mexico?

Or what about a car assembled in the United States, but on behalf of a foreign company, like Honda, or Toyota, or Mercedes-Benz?

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Politics & Government
4:04 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Public Policy Forum Reviews Proposed 2015 City And County Budgets

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The past few years have been challenging budget times for municipalities around Wisconsin – and, it should be said, many places around the country.

But as Milwaukee’s city and county leaders consider proposed budgets from the mayor, and county executive, respectively, an independent analysis gives those budgets largely positive reviews. 

The analysis comes from the non-partisan Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum, and forum president Rob Henken spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about them.

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Politics & Government
1:30 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Mike Gousha On Media Relationships And Local Politics Today

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The latest Marquette University Law School Poll showed the races for governor and attorney general in this state were dead even.  It was the latest in a series of polls showing very close races.

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Arts & Culture
1:02 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Comedian Tig Notaro Finds The Humor In Tragedy

Tig Notaro caught the attention of audiences everywhere with her bold comedy album "LIVE" in which she addressed her cancer diagnosis.
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Comedian Tig Notaro would not have chosen the path that vaulted her to fame and notoriety.  But she has certainly made the most of a tough situation.  Notaro's most well-known narrative was a candid recounting of a tough period of her life, which culminated in her cancer diagnosis.

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Economy & Business
6:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Milwaukee County Residents Set to Vote on Minimum Wage Hike

Milwaukee County residents will vote on minimum wage hike
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Milwaukee County residents will vote November 4th on much more than who should be governor.

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