Alderman Dennis McBride represents Wauwatosa's 4th District. An attorney and graduate of Wauwatosa East High School, Ald. McBride strives to be an effective, thoughtful, and nonpartisan representative for his constituents and for his hometown.
I embarrassed my daughter this weekend.
On Saturday morning, the Tosa East marching band kicked off the day's activities at Tosa Fest with a stirring rendition of "Glorious," the selection that it will play for the Queen of England in London on New Year's Day 2011, followed by a rousing rendition of Tosa East's school song, "Hail, Wauwatosa." My 15 year-old daughter, who plays flute in the band, was horrified to see her father stand for the playing of the school song.
Tonight, the Wauwatosa Common Council will make a historic decision. It will vote on a proposal to create a tax incremental financing (TIF) district for an 89-acre parcel on the County Grounds to be purchased by UW-Milwaukee from Milwaukee County.
Do you ever wonder how Milwaukee and Wauwatosa will thrive in the 21st century? The answer is right in your neighborhood.
An economic impact analysis prepared by Vandewalle & Associates, Inc. lists the following facts about the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC), which is located on the County Grounds in Wauwatosa:
- In 2009, MRMC had a total direct and indirect economic impact of $2.964 billion on metropolitan Milwaukee (Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties). The direct impact was $1.235 billion and the indirect impact was $1.729 billion.
- MRMC employed 16,889 individuals in 2009 and stimulated an additional 17,600 jobs in the metro area.
- The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) received $157 million in research funding in 2009, and the Blood Center of Wisconsin received another $16 million.
“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” – William Shakespeare, Henry VI (Part 2)
Lawyer-bashing got new life this week in a TV ad for Ron Johnson’s U.S. Senate campaign. The Republican candidate says 57 of the 100 senators are lawyers and he wants more accountants and businessmen instead because he believes politicians demonize businessmen.