September 18 marked the one-year anniversary of the bill authorizing massive subsidies for a Foxconn plant in southeast Wisconsin. Although we still don’t know many specifics about the plant that will be built and the new jobs that will result, we have learned a lot in the last year, and the current picture is considerably different than what we had been led to believe a year ago. Here are eight significant things we have learned since the Governor pushed the huge subsidies through the legislature in great haste last year: 1) The plant will be very different from what...Read More
Author: Wisconsin Budget Project
A new poll found that Wisconsin residents believe that excellent public schools are important to the state’s success, and are concerned that recent changes have harmed public schools. Cutting taxes ranks relatively low among voter concerns, the poll showed. Voters all across the state place a great deal of value on Wisconsin’s schools, with nearly half (49%) naming K-12 education as among the two most important issues facing the state, according to the August 2018 poll from Marquette University Law School. In contrast, only 13% of voters identified tax cuts as among the most important issues. When presented with...Read More
Wisconsin keeps paying more to profitable corporations to subsidize manufacturing, while demanding less in return. In fact, the Governor’s proposal to subsidize Kimberly Clark jobs would pay that corporation roughly $7 million per year over the next 15 years — if they agree not to cut jobs by more than 7%. Compounding the problems, the proposed deal would allow the company to back out at any time, without giving up any of the generous subsidies it has received. Although the proponents of the proposed subsidies refer to them as “tax credits,” that is misleading because manufacturers already receive a...Read More
Just a few months from now, Wisconsin will begin collecting an additional $10 million per month from sales taxes on e-commerce, and state officials plan to use that revenue for an income tax cut that will disproportionately benefit wealthy state residents. The 2% of Wisconsinites with the highest incomes will get an estimated 21% of the planned tax cut. Rather than going ahead with a tax swap that once again tilts the tax code in favor of the wealthiest Wisconsinites, state lawmakers should examine other options, such as investing the new revenue into public schools, which have taken major...Read More
Wisconsin voters would much rather increase spending on public schools than reduce property taxes, according to a recent poll. Yet Wisconsin lawmakers have taken the state in a different direction by choosing to cut taxes, particularly for the wealthy and well-connected, rather than restore budget cuts made to public schools. A new analysis by the Wisconsin Budget Project shows how lawmakers have siphoned billions of dollars away from school districts and redirected those resources towards tax cuts instead. The results of the most recent Marquette University poll clearly show that Wisconsin residents believe that excellent public school are critical...Read More
President Trump joined Governor Walker on June 28 for the groundbreaking of the Foxconn plant, a project that is set to cost billions of dollars in subsidies from the state government. However, that price seems too high for many Wisconsin voters. According to a new poll from Marquette University Law School, a majority of Wisconsinites believe the state is providing too much government assistance to Foxconn, and that businesses in their area will not benefit. People who live outside the major population areas in the state are especially unlikely to believe that the billions the state is funneling to...Read More
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Be a part of the
Be a part of the celebration as thousands ride through the streets of downtown Milwaukee celebrating 115 years of freedom before landing at the lakefront for one final hurrah. Be amazed at every turn as riders from around the world wave their hometown flags proudly right here in the birthplace of Harley-Davidson. Riders and the community will line the route to see the beauty and the brawn of customized motorcycles and unique show bikes. The parade kicks off at 45th Street and Wisconsin Avenue, continues east through downtown Milwaukee and lands at the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary and H.O.G. 35th Moto-Carnival at Veterans Park. We’ve welcomed them home, and we’ll send them off in style.
(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST
400 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53201
For a long time, Milwaukee's
For a long time, Milwaukee’s harbor has been seen as “off limits” or unwelcoming, but it’s time to show everyone its true potential. Join Harbor District, Inc. (Rain or Shine) outside the School of Freshwater Sciences (600 E. Greenfield Ave.) at the East end of Greenfield Ave for Harbor Fest. This family-friendly festival includes fun activities like a boat parade, paddling lessons, fishing lessons, a bike tour, street games, music, and food.
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Harbor District Milwaukee
600 E Greenfield Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204
Since its Inception in 2009,
Since its Inception in 2009, Yacht Blast for Kids has granted more than 160 wishes for deserving wish children through Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Generous boat owners take more than 30 wish families out on their yachts and return back to celebrate with the public. There will be a large screen TV broadcasting the game, Packer pools, 50/50 raffles, auctions, bounce houses, face painting and more! What better way to celebrate the Packer Game than making wishes come true for children living with critical illnesses.
(Sunday) 11:30 am - 4:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Yacht Club
1700 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Milwaukee Downtown joins the international
Milwaukee Downtown joins the international PARK(ing) Day movement for the second year. On Friday, September 21, 2018, parking spaces around the globe will be temporarily reclaimed for people. In downtown Milwaukee, a dozen metered spaces will be transformed into new territories for creative experimentation, activation, socializing and play.
(Friday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
Milwaukee Downtown BID
600 E Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Join us for the Annual
Join us for the Annual Black Cat Alley Mural Festival where we unveil and celebrate five new artworks created in the Alley in 2018. Official site for Doors Open Milwaukee. Enjoy dance performances, food trucks, and plenty of art as we unveil new murals at Black Cat Alley. Just across Kenilworth at UWM, the mysterious new Fall Experiment will be taking place as well. Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and gener8tor, Fall Experiment will explore the future with a series of FREE tech talks, art, film, music and gaming experiences. Artists will be available throughout the weekend to talk about their artworks and answer questions about the realities of mural installations. And, the Grand Finale Concert for AlleyWayz, featuring female vocalists Amanda Huff and Hannah Mrozak.
22 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 23 (Sunday) 8:00 pm CST
Black Cat Alley
2122 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Join UBLAC Milwaukee, Black Women,
Join UBLAC Milwaukee, Black Women, and our supporters as we honor the great Vel Phillips, mobilize voters for November elections, and stand in solidarity with our national partner, Black Women’s Blueprint. We will march down Vel Phillips Avenue and conclude at Clinton Rose Park located at 3045 N. MLK Drive with closing speakers and a resource fair. Food will be served after the march.
Allies and Men are welcome to participate during the rallying portions of the event. Please respect the space during the march portion for Black Women Only.
Just like last year, Men wear green, Allies wear red, Black women wear black! We’re all doing powerful work in different ways. Let’s share what we are doing and bring as many other Black women into our work as we can. There are more to reach and teach.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST
2323 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212