Mayor Tom Barrett

Marti Mikkelson

The field of candidates for Milwaukee Mayor got a little more crowded Tuesday, as Democratic state Sen. Lena Taylor threw her hat into the ring. That brings the number of declared candidates to three. Taylor’s bid sets up a potential challenge against long-time Mayor Tom Barrett.


Milwaukee officials are keeping  a close eye on the census case being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Mayor Tom Barrett says if the Trump administration gets its way, it'll be tougher to get an accurate count when the census begins next year. 

The census case is about whether the Census Bureau can ask people if they are U.S. citizens. President Donald Trump says his administration wants more citizenship data to better enforce the Voting Rights Act.

Milwaukee Magazine

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders officially threw his hat into the ring this week, announcing he’s again running for president. That brings the number of people who have announced their candidacies to 12, with several more people reportedly close to making an announcement — and that’s just people seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020.

Marti Mikkelson

Hundreds of people on Monday packed into a room at the Northwestern Mutual tower downtown to hear Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s annual State of the City address. The Mayor touted potential areas for growth in housing – yet voiced concerns about future budgets.

Mayor Barrett highlighted some of the city’s building developments in the past year - including helping businesses invest in Park Place on the northwest side and advancing a new residential development in the Walker’s Point neighborhood.

Milwaukee Sells Foreclosed Homes for a Dollar

Oct 29, 2013

Milwaukee is trying a new tactic to put foreclosed homes back in use.

The past couple months have been violent ones in Milwaukee. Shootings have plagued parts of the city.