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 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.
Credit Justin Kern

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.
Credit Althouse

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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Politics & Government
12:26 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Waukesha: President Obama Talks about Job Training

Pres. Obama echoed themes from his State of the Union address earlier this week
Credit Scott Olson/Getty Images

During his stop Thursday at a GE engine facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin, President Obama encouraged workers to seek training for in-demand jobs, such as in the skilled trades.

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Regional
6:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

President Obama Expected to Focus on Economy in Waukesha Visit

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill on January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Credit Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images

President Obama will visit the GE plant in Waukesha on Thursday. This will mark the third time the president has visited Wisconsin, on the heels of delivering his State of the Union address.

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Politics & Government
5:20 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Marquette Poll Shows Walker Six Points Ahead of Burke

Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke

Of the registered voters who responded, 47 percent support Walker while 41 percent prefer Burke.

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