On Northwestern plans new downtown Milwaukee building
I hardly think that Northwestern has $250million just lying around , that they are going to pay cash for this and i realize your comment was off the cuff. However, this is a good way to explain to people that this is how successful companies operate. They don't just pocket the money, they re-invest in their businesses. Think of the amount of construction jobs this will produce, along with all the other jobs that will go along with a project of this size. Once again showing that businesses and consumers do a much better job at spurring the economy than any stimulus plan ever can. And on top of that, the city of Milwaukee will reap the benefits of more tax revenue. Plus the other businesses in the area will feel an impact from bringing in more people to the downtown to spend money.
On State finds Rock County short on assistant district attorneys
Does anyone else question the math that The Office of State Employment uses? (Hourly wage x 40 hours x 52 weeks) is a simple formula that gives you a ballpark figure for a full time salary.
So, $23.67 x 40 = $946.80/week, multiply that weekly wage by 52 weeks, $49,233.60 per year. A far cry above the $37,872.00. "This spring, a job posting for a Rock County assistant district attorney advertised starting pay at $23.67 per hour or $37,872 per year, according to Office of State Employment Relations data."
Seems they could use new calculators as well as new assistant DA's.
On School dress code gets another look
I have to agree with dodgeco, when did the administrators stop administrating, and when did teachers find the need to push the envelope? It's kind of like most every other workplace. If your boss(administrator) feels that your outfit is inappropriate, they should speak with offending employee to resolve the problem. If it becomes an ongoing issue, send them home to change. It is their job to administer and the employees job to conform. At the same time, it is the districts job to have clear, fair, and precise guidelines to what is considered appropriate, then it's up to the individual administrators to enforce the rules put forth by the district. Seems pretty simple.
On It ain't over...
If the Cardinals had any other schedule the rest of the way it might have been feasible for the Brewers to overtake them. However the Cardinal's last fifteen of their last 20 games are against teams in this order, Houston, Chicago, Houston, Washington, Cincinnati. In that order, they will be playing nine straight games against the two worst teams in the Central, then they will be up against two teams who will be in the mode of getting their rotations set for the playoffs. That all spells doom for the Brewers. So, we might as well get used to the old Cubbies saying "There's always next year!"
On Monitor system replaces in-person visits at Rock County Jail
It's nice to see an elected official that looks for ways of saving money. Sheriff Spoden seems to be a step ahead of other counties on this one. My guess is that as other counties install these type of systems, there will be a monetary investment before any installation occurs. The question I have is, why aren't the libs complaining that the individuals wanting to use this need to show ID. Seems invasive and discriminating if you ask me.......
On Roundabout plan back on Janesville City Council agenda
Before making a huge mistake, perhaps our city government could do some research on cities that have roundabouts. They might find that they aren't as safe as they are hyped up to be.
On Capitol police cite 7 for holding banners
It's funny none of you complaining about the cost of this, had nothing to say regarding the millions of dollars it took to clean up the capitol after the temper tantrums over collective bargaining. If these protesters were breaking the law, then we should be happy that the rules are finally being followed. They have the right to free speech, but they don't have the right to be heard. There is a difference, but most of you won't be able to grasp that notion.
On Trimming trees, by order of city
It would be nice if your employer and the other companies along the bike path that parallels Wuthering Hills Drive would follow this ordinance. People can barely walk the path without being taken out by the tree limbs hanging so low. Forget trying to ride a bike. I wonder if the city sent them notices, my guess is no, since this has been an issue all summer long.
On Barriers warn drivers near Ryan's house
Kawi....I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with you, but it is a sign of the times. There appears to be individuals willing to do the dramatic to get their 15 minutes of fame, so there does need to be some type of security and perimeter setup for this unique situation. When I travel to Lambeau Field for Packers games I am searched upon entry. If I fly out of O'Hare airport, I am subject to a search, and with no easonable articulable suspicion. As for the illegal search and seizure, I believe that is limited to your private property.
On Should Janesville School District charge school staff to park?
I was just being devil's advocate. It doesn't sound so great when it's you that's being nickel and dime'd every time you turn around. What goes around, comes around.
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