Gretchen Schuldt, executive director of Wisconsin Justice Initiative Action, writes that State Sen. Leah Vukmir and other Republican assembly members want to increase local property taxes — a lot. Wisconsin Justice Initiative Action advocates for independence and integrity in criminal and civil legal systems.
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Ventae Parrow, EXPO of Milwaukee leadership recruiter and trainer and an MATC student, writes that it’s time to shut down the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF). Parrow has been detained at MSDF for the past seven months. He has a revocation hearing scheduled on Feb. 6.
William R. Tisdale, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, writes that a recent decision by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development stands in the way of equal housing opportunity and racially integrated communities.