We Are Milwaukee to demonstrate on same day that effort to recall Wisconsin governor officially gets under way.
- Jim Price
Thursday, November 10, 2011
A statewide effort to recall Gov. Scott Walker gets under way Tuesday, and at least one organization plans to start the effort off with a bang: By holding a recall rally in front of the governor's Wauwatosa home. Planning for the rally has been under the radar. No press releases have been sent to the media and there isn't much information about it online. But organizers said Thursday that the rally is a go, with local, regional and national groups behind it. We Are Milwaukee, an "alliance of community-based organizations, unions, faith communities and local leaders," is planning to meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Juneau High School, 6415 W. Mount Vernon Ave. in Milwaukee, and march four blocks north to Walker's residence at 520 N. 68th St. There…
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The battle over the state budget has come to a head. Officials with the Racine Unified School District, public unions, municipal leaders and taxpayers are all either anxiously waiting or dreading the passage of the state budget. Caledonia's municipal leaders have realized that with the potential inclusion of police and fire safety union members in the restricting their bargaining rights, the restoration of funding for recycling, and a few other aids -- their budget shortfall of $600,000 eases significantly, said Tom Lebak. But they are waiting until the budget vote happens to outline specifics, Lebak said. Meanwhile, a number of Caledonia Firefighters have been marching in protests. So here's what's happening at the Capital now. The …