Milwaukee County becomes 19th to urge state Legislature to create nonpartisan redistricting panel

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The Milwaukee County Board voted 16-2 last week on a resolution urging the Republican-controlled Legislature to create an independent panel responsible for redrawing voting districts that don’t favor one political party over another. That makes it the 19th county to do so since 2011. Wisconsin has 72 counties. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee looks to be stuck with Sheriff Clarke as he rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has withdrawn his name from consideration for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security. Clarke was expected to start in a role at DHS at the end of June, but his appointment had reportedly been subject to significant delays that contributed to his withdrawal. > Washington Post

Pence visits Milwaukee to promote health care overhaul and blame Dems for not helping

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Speaking in Milwaukee Saturday to about 200 people at the headquarters of Direct Supply, VP Mike Pence said: “They’re the ones who gave us Obamacare and now, they won’t lift a finger to help us rescue the American people from this mess they created.” Pence also held a listening session with small-business owners. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Will Pence’s motorcade encounter PrideFest in Milwaukee Saturday?

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VP Pence is traveling to Milwaukee Saturday for a listening session and speech on Obamacare. Joined by Gov. Scott Walker, Pence will meet with business leaders and families in Wisconsin to discuss the “adverse effects” of the law. Coincidentally, PrideFest Milwaukee will be taking place at the same time. > FOX6 Milwaukee

Fixing Milwaukee’s lead problem could cost billions and take decades

 

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Milwaukee has 70,000 residential lead service lines, 40 percent of the entire state’s. And though the city treats the water with an anti-corrosive material, lead can still leech into the drinking water. A recent report estimates it may cost taxpayers millions of dollars annually and take up to 50 years to replace all 70,000 lines. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Four ‘March for Truth’ events scheduled across Wisconsin Saturday

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“March for Truth” events will be held across the country this Saturday, June 3, and we’re aware of four organized in Wisconsin. They will be held in Milwaukee, Madison, Fort Atkinson and Door County, and you can find the details for each on our Calendar page.

Four Wisconsin events organized for Saturday’s national ‘March for Truth’

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“March for Truth” events will be held across the country this Saturday, June 3, and we’re aware of four organized in Wisconsin. They will be held in Milwaukee, Madison, Fort Atkinson and Door County, and you can find the details for each on our Calendar page.