Bruce Murphy

Journalist, Lake Effect Weekend Contributor

Bruce Murphy writes the Murphy's Law column for, where he serves as editor. Murphy has won more than 30 national and state journalism awards, served as editor of Milwaukee Magazine and as an enterprise reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Before that, he edited, where he broke the pension scandal story that resulted in the county executive and seven county supervisors losing their jobs.

Twitter: @BruceMurphyMKE

Politics & Government
5:20 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

Casino Wars, Braun's Graffito Closing Top Week's News Stories

Ryan Braun's restaurant Graffito will be closed by Surg Restaurant Group by the end of this year.
Credit Stephen M./

Not far from downtown Milwaukee, a high-rise hotel project is underway at the casino operated by the Potowatomi tribe, in the Menomonee Valley. It’s the only such casino in southeastern Wisconsin.  But that could change – if a plan by the Menomonee tribe to build a new casino in Kenosha moves forward.

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Politics & Government
3:49 pm
Sat August 24, 2013

What Milwaukee News Did You Miss This Week?

News analyst Bruce Murphy is the editor and chief columnist for
Credit Urban Milwaukee

News of suspended Brewer Ryan Braun’s apology dominated much of the local news this week.

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4:02 pm
Sat June 15, 2013

News Rundown: Abortion Laws, Medicaid, Committee Woes

Each week, our news analyst Bruce Murphy brings us the top headlines of the past seven days. This week's top stories include:

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