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Rep. Taylor to Lead Marquette Interchange Labor Committee

Milwaukee — State Representative Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) has been appointed Chairperson of the newly created Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Labor Development Committee for the Marquette Interchange Project. “I am honored to be given this opportunity,” said Taylor. “This Committee is designed to develop a strong diverse transportation construction workforce by ensuring workers receive […]

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Doyle to Sign Legislation Against Predatory Lenders

In response to a disturbing increase in unscrupulous home lending practices and an alarming increase in foreclosures due to these loans, on Thursday morning, April 15, Governor Jim Doyle will sign into law an act designed to protect unwary homeowners from predatory lenders. Predatory loans are designed to strip the homeowner of the equity they have in their home, and generate huge fees for the lender, regardless of the borrower’s ability to pay back the loan…

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David Riemer to Challenge Scott Walker

A resident of the Washington Heights neighborhood, Riemer is running on a strong platform of fiscal responsibility and government efficiency, issues to which Walker also pays plenty of lip service. But Riemer, a moderate Democrat, says there’s a real difference between their strategies. “Walker is consistently underestimating expenses and overestimating revenues. This is NOT an honest budget,” he says, referring to the county budget passed last month.

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December 2003

Riverwest Currents publisher and neighborhood activist Vince Bushell was honored as an “Unsung Hero” by the Milwaukee Common Council in November. Bushell was one of four people nominated by Third District Ald. Mike D’Amato for their service to the community. Among the list of accomplishments cited by D’Amato were Bushell’s dedication to Garden Park and the farmer’s market, his role in starting the Riverwest Co-op, his work on the Currents, and his dedication to the neighborhood Fourth of July celebration. . . .