February 7 2014
The County Board approved an $11.32-an-hour minimum living wage for Milwaukee County employees and contractors yesterday. The measure now shifts to County Executive Chris Able for approval.
After cancelling multiple days of school due to bad weather in January, Milwaukee Public Schools announced Thursday it would hold make-up days in order to comply with state law. Traditional and Year-Round Calendar schools will be in session March 21st and May 16th. Make-up days for King/Reagan Calendar schools will be March 21st, April 21st and May 16th.
Wisconsin Assembly Democrats plan to unveil an alternative to Gov. Schott Walker's tax cut plan that will increase spending on worker training and put more money into the state's rainy day fund. The alternative plan would double the proposed deposit to the rainy day fund, nearly triple job training funding and give 70 percent more property tax relief to the middle class.
Jay Leno ended his 22-year run as host of the Tonight Show last night with an hour long special. Guests included Billy Crystal (his first guest in May 1992), Oprah, Jack Black, Kim Kardashian and Carol Burnett.