State Representative Jeff Stone has issued a proposal to resolve MilwaukeeCounty’s crisis regarding finding sufficient funding for the transit and park systems. His answer to the funding issue is to lease or sell Mitchell Field airport.
Keep in mind that just a few weeks ago, Stone was furiously backpedaling from the notion that he’d ever [...]
For the past several months, General Mitchell Field has been breaking recordafter record for the number of people that are moving through it.
Without fail, former County Executive Scott Walker would boast of it and try to take credit for it, even while he was continuously trying to undermine it with budget cuts, furloughs and [...]
One of the many things that came out of the County Board meeting today was the fact that due to higher than expected parking and landing fee revenues, the County Board was able to transfer enough money to restore the airport workers that were laid off in another one of Scott Walker’s political stunts.
In light of the recent incident at General Mitchell International Airport, in which a fiber cement wall board fell 15 feet and struck a young man in the head, three County Supervisors, Chris Larson, Marina Dimitrijevic and John Weishan issued a press release calling for County Executive Scott Walker to rehire the 10 airport workers [...]
Channel 12, WISN-TV, is reporting that on Saturday, an 18 year old man was injured when a fiber cement wall board, weighing 14 pounds, fell some 15 feet and hit him in the head, leaving a 6-inch gash in his head.
The report goes on with an interview of Supervisor Chris Larson, who questions the [...]
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Mitchell International has just had a record-smashing January, with more travelers going through the airport than ever before.
It is obviously very well managed and is a huge revenue generator for Milwaukee County since it uses no tax payer dollars, but receives all its funding from the airlines.
There was once a fear that the beloved showcase of Milwaukee’s culture and history known as the Milwaukee Public Museum would need to go into bankruptcy and sell a portion of its collections, all due to an experiment in privatization gone horribly wrong. But the worst case scenario did not happen. As the Journal Sentinel [...]