WUWM News

Politics & Government
11:39 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Wisconsin Republican Leaders Work to Rally Party Faithful

Gov. Walker lobbied for voucher expansion, income tax cuts and Medicaid reform
Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

UW Madison Political Scientist Charles Franklin discusses this weekend's state Republican convention in central Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Republicans rallied near Wausau over the weekend - during their annual convention.

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Politics & Government
11:28 am
Mon May 6, 2013

City Considers Changes For Milwaukee Taxi Industry

Drivers await fares outside a downtown Milwaukee hotel
Credit Bob Bach

More taxicabs could soon be rolling on Milwaukee streets. In 1992, the city capped taxi permits at 350. Now a group of cab owners and at least one alderman want to lift the cap. This afternoon, a Common Council committee will solicit opinions about the quality of taxi service today and whether or not the city needs more.

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Education
12:21 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

DPI Must Track Discrimination against Special Needs Students in Voucher Schools

Lennise Vickers (right) spoke at a news conference about the poor treatment she says her daughter received at a voucher school.
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

The U.S. Department of Justice is warning Wisconsin that its school choice or voucher program cannot discriminate against students with disabilities.

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Environment
3:28 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

How Green Can Ribbon Be?

A sampling of Cream City Ribbon

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence met a local entrepreneur adding color and a sustainable flair to the art of ribbon making.

Eric Crawford has reinvented himself several times over his 53 years. The Milwaukee native has done everything from working as a cruise director in Florida to earning a master’s in human resources.

The green thread wove its way into his psyche during boyhood summers spent at wilderness camp.

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Politics & Government
10:09 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Council Approves TIF Plan to Help Pay for $400 million Northwestern Mutual Office Tower

The new office tower will replace the brown building from the 1970s
Credit Northwestern Mutual

The insurance giant Northwestern Mutual wants to build a $400 million office tower, that would be at least 30 stories tall, on the corner of Cass and Mason, in downtown Milwaukee. It would replace a 16-story building from the 1970s.

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