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 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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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Justices Grill Attorneys in Wisconsin Voter ID Challenge

Wisconsin’s Voter ID law went before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. The law requires residents to present a government-issued photo ID, in order to vote.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Wisconsin Supreme Court Set to Hear Arguments in Voter ID Lawsuit

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear two constitutional challenges to the law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls on Tuesday.
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Another court battle begins Tuesday over Wisconsin’s Voter ID law. The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin initiated.

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Politics & Government
1:59 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Parties Sift Through Emails and Documents from Former Walker Aide

27,000 emails were released.
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Democrats and news outlets did a lot of reading Wednesday. They scanned thousands of emails and documents that a John Doe investigation uncovered and a court released.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Legislators Hope to Repeal Wisconsin's Ban on Same Sex Marriage

Democrats in the Legislature are proposing a repeal of Wisconsin's same sex marriage ban.
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A few years ago, Wisconsin voters banned same sex marriage. Now an effort to undo that decision is taking shape.

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Regional
1:10 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Milwaukee Archdiocese Unveils Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

The Milwaukee Archdiocese has proposed setting aside $4 million to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse in its bankruptcy reorganization plan.

The Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2011, saying pending sexual abuse lawsuits could leave it with debts it's unable to pay.  It's creditors include hundreds of people who were sexually abused by clergy.

In a statement Wednesday, the Archdiocese says the bankruptcy plan will include $4 million for sexual abuse victims.  It also proposes borrowing $2 million from a controversial cemetery trust fund.

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Politics & Government
9:18 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Wisconsin Republican Leaders on Different Tracks Regarding Governor's Tax Cut Plan

The state Assembly on Tuesday approved a bill that would reduce income and property taxes in 2014.
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The Assembly quickly advanced Gov. Walker's plan to return money to taxpayers, while the Senate is not yet ready to act.

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

State Lawmakers Push to Change Redistricting Process

A public meeting will be held Monday in Madison on the state's redistricting process.
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Redistricting has become a hot topic across the country. Two Wisconsin legislators will talk about the issue Monday at the state Capitol.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Committee Hears From The Public on Walker's Tax Plan

The Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining held a public hearing at the State Capitol Wednesday.
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Gov. Scott Walker wants to give to taxpayers, half of Wisconsin’s projected $1 billion surplus. An Assembly committee sought opinions on the idea Wednesday.

The governor’s plan would reduce income taxes in 2014 by $100 million and property taxes by $400 million. Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler explained the rationale.

“We want to continue to make progress in reducing the state’s tax burden and reforming the state’s tax code and we want to continue to make progress in improving the state’s fiscal stability,” Chandler says.

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