Evers picks Milwaukee leaders for top Cabinet slots



Gov.-elect Tony Evers named four Milwaukee-area leaders to his Cabinet on Wednesday, including a former campaign manager to Mayor Tom Barrett and a 30-year veteran of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department. The picks drew criticism from Republicans, who accused Evers of not looking outside of Wisconsin’s largest city for appointments. > AP News

‘I’m seeking talent’: Tony Evers rolls out first cabinet picks

Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers has named his first four picks to lead state agencies, including a Natural Resources Secretary whose appointment drew praise from outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. > Wisconsin State Journal

Milwaukee, Racine ranked 2nd and 3rd worst cities in America for black people

Black Americans living in Milwaukee and Racine are making half of the median income of their white counterparts and are nearly 12 times more likely to be imprisoned than white residents ranking them second and third, respectively, nationwide as the worst cities for black people to live in. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Milwaukee election official wants Walker apology for ‘incompetence’ dig


Gov. Scott Walker said last week he was blindsided by the late counting of absentee ballots in Milwaukee that helped boost Democratic challenger Tony Evers. “I think it was more of a question of incompetence as opposed to corruption,” Walker said, and now Milwaukee’s top election official is calling on him to apologize. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tuesday’s winners and losers, from recounts to Milwaukee turnout to the ‘cheesehead revolution’


Any election has many winners and losers beyond those whose names appear on the ballot. Here is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s summary of some of those who came out on top in Tuesday’s elections as well as others who did not.

Large majorities in Milwaukee and Dane counties approve marijuana referendums

Ending the state prohibition on pot along with regulating its distribution and taxing sales were favored by 70 percent of voters in Milwaukee County and 76 percent in Dane County. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches in Milwaukee, Detroit

Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.” The speeches were among Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns of Trump’s presidency, although he was careful to not mention Trump by name. > AP News