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Milwaukee backs insurance company’s sewer warranty (access required)

By James Briggs The city of Milwaukee has agreed to endorse a private insurance company in exchange for money. As a result, Pennsylvania-based Utility Service Partners Inc. can use the city‘s logo in direct-mail marketing pitches to city residents, despite ...

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Milwaukee streetcar desire debated (access required)

By James Briggs A Milwaukee alderman on Monday called for a referendum to let voters advise Common Council members on whether the city should build a $64.6 million streetcar line. Calling financial projections for the project “rosy,” Alderman Bob Donovan ...

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Pipe dream? Milwaukee considers steps to insure future (access required)

By James Briggs Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is considering whether to grant market dominance to a private insurance company in exchange for a portion of profit. An agreement approved Wednesday by the Milwaukee Common Council would let Utility Service Partners ...

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