Marti Mikkelson

News Reporter

Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. Previously, she was an anchor and reporter at WTMJ in Milwaukee, WIBA in Madison, and WLIP in Kenosha.

Marti’s work has been recognized by RTNDA, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, and the Milwaukee Press Club.

Marti earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. Marti currently lives on her favorite side of town – Milwaukee’s east side.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Taxes, Water Define Waukesha Mayor's Race

Incumbent Mayor Jeff Scrima (left) and challenger Shawn Reilly will face each other in Tuesday's election.

Voters in the city of Waukesha will decide Tuesday, whom they want as their mayor.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Wisconsin Senate Approves Cancer Drug Bill, Assembly will Vote Thursday

The bill would make chemotherapy pills less expensive
Credit Photos.com

The state Senate voted 30 to 2 Tuesday, to advance bill making a chemotherapy pill less expensive, despite earlier tactics to block a vote.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Some Bills Won't Make It as Wisconsin's Legislature Winds Down

The State Capitol will be busy this week as lawmakers pass a flurry of bills in the final days of the Legislature.
Credit Justin Kern

As the Legislature heads into the final days of its two-year session, both houses appear poised to pass Gov. Scott Walker’s plans to cut property and income taxes, along with bills to tighten voting rules.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Retiring State Lawmakers Compare Old, New Campaign Tactics

The Wisconsin Capitol holds a history of illegal fundraising activities and a reputation of being among the cleanest.

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Politics & Government
3:32 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

State Senate may Let Local Minimum Wage Laws Stand

Some people who favor local minimum wages, left worn shoes in the meeting room.

There does not seem to be enough support among Wisconsin's GOP senators, to strike down minimum wages some local governments have mandated.

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