Residency Rules

Politics & Government
3:58 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Milwaukee May Pay City Workers More, If They Live Here

City leaders want to encourage residency, now that state leaders have banned residency requirements

The City of Milwaukee may not force public workers to live here but might pay them more, if they do. The Common Council approved a resolution Tuesday, to reward employees who live in the city.

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Economy & Business
4:42 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Realtor: Workers Will Stay Put, Despite Residency Rule Change

A Milwaukee home
Credit Brad Lindert/Flickr

The Joint Finance Committee is supposed to conclude its state budget revisions this week ahead of a full legislative vote this month. Along with tax and spending changes, the budget includes a proposal to lift residency requirements for most public workers.

Many have debated whether that residency rule change will affect services delivered or even harm local communities.

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Politics & Government
9:27 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Some Win, Some Lose Following Joint Finance Moves

State lawmakers were busy last week dealing with several measures impacting Milwaukee.
Credit Alan Wolf, flickr

The City of Milwaukee felt several body blows last week, when the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee passed budget provisions directly affecting the city.

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Regional
1:06 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

Residency Rules: The Detroit Experience

An abandoned home in Detroit.
Credit Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

The debate over where city of Milwaukee employees are allowed to live takes center stage at the state Capitol Tuesday. A Senate committee will hold a public hearing on a bill that would do away with the requirement that Milwaukee police officers and fire fighters reside within the city limits. Gov. Scott Walker’s budget would also scrap the residency rule for Milwaukee’s 6,000 public school teachers. More than a decade ago, state lawmakers in Michigan made a similar move, giving city of Detroit workers the freedom to live wherever they want. WUWM’s Erin Toner spoke with a few people about how those changes have impacted the Motor City.

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