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Philanthropist pushes lakefront public museum

By Joe Lanane The O’Donnell Park garage should be razed and replaced by a new Milwaukee Public Museum and parking structure, according to philanthropist Michael Cudahy. “O’Donnell Park is a piece of garbage, and it’s been trouble ever since it’s ...

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Milwaukee County officials poke holes in MSOE project (UPDATE)

By Marie Rohde Milwaukee County officials are throwing cold water on the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s proposal to build a $30 million parking structure and athletic field in the Park East corridor. “I have concerns,” said County Supervisor Theo Lipscomb, ...

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Governor’s office says no decision made on individual flood assistance

By Joe Lanane The office of Gov. Jim Doyle clarified Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has not yet ruled on whether to offer individual assistance to disaster victims in Milwaukee and Grant counties. FEMA announced Wednesday morning that ...

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Contractor warns county of the price of preference

By Sean Ryan A contractor is warning Milwaukee County that paperwork, oversight and program management are unavoidable costs of a local hiring preference for projects. “It might not cost bids, but it will cost taxpayers,” said Larry Rocole, vice president ...

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Milwaukee County inches toward bidding preference

By Sean Ryan Milwaukee County soon could give a bidding advantage to the contractor that hires the most county residents for a project. The goal of the county resolution, sponsored by Johnny Thomas and Theo Lipscomb, is to eventually offer ...

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Milwaukee County bonds could undercut city rules

By Sean Ryan A state law change that lets counties issue bonds for construction is letting developers sidestep rules tied to city of Milwaukee project support. Milwaukee requires developers that receive more than $1 million from the city hire Milwaukee ...

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