Prevention pays off: How one city may soon end family homelessness

Milwaukee’s community leaders and social services organizations are setting common goals and directing resources toward keeping families from becoming homeless in the first place.

Reckless Drivers in This City Could Lose Their Cars

A newly proposed Milwaukee ordinance targets repeat offenders by taking them to civil court and establishing their behavior as a "public nuisance.”

These Cities Raised Wages for Municipal Workers to $15 an Hour

To attract and keep employees in a tight labor market, some local governments are bumping up hourly pay.

State and Local Republican Officials Shy Away From Trump's Efforts to Overturn Election Results

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Illinois House speaker’s power slipping amid federal probe … Milwaukee health workers face death threats … Florida sheriff’s office keeping list of kids seen at risk of “life of crime” … state-local spat over charity venison.

A Federal Court Will Deal With the Latest Flashpoint in the E-Scooter Wars

As Bird and other companies feel local regulatory heat across the nation, a recent legal action in Milwaukee is worth watching.

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Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff Joins the Trump Administration

As indictments loom over Milwaukee County Jail after a high-profile death in custody, the county’s controversial sheriff, David Clarke, is moving into a role in the Department of Homeland Security.

Helping to Close the 'Data Gap' at City Halls Across the Nation

Lack of training and resources challenge U.S. municipalities trying to improve their decisionmaking processes, according to a new What Works Cities report.

New Work Requirements Put Food Stamps at Risk

More than 500,000 people could lose food stamps in 22 states reinstating work requirements. Few states have employment programs ready to help them get back on their feet.

Jurors Order Gun Shop to Pay $6 Million in Damages; Senator Aims to Outlaw Unloading of Adopted Kids

Also: One-third of Louisiana’s uninsured fall into coverage gap and Seattle highway tunnel crews set to start enormous soggy drilling project again.

Police Lawsuit Aims to Make Milwaukee Gun Shop Pay; Major Kentucky ‘Obamacare’ Insurer Goes Belly Up

Also: Salt Lake charter school teachers are ‘unqualified,’ not sticking around and judge orders Arkansas to reveal the identity of its execution-drug supplier.

Milwaukee Leaders Sign Off on City Financing Plan for Bucks Arena

Tuesday’s Common Council vote was one of the final hurdles for a deal that involves a total of $250 million in state and local funding for the project.

Is Keeping an NBA Team in Milwaukee Worth Taxpayers’ Money?

Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill Wednesday that will commit millions of dollars in state and local public funding to a basketball arena project. But some officials still aren’t sold on the deal.