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AMKE: The List 10-21-11

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1. AMKE News Rundown

Several opponents of the plan by Governor Walker’s Administration to cut over a half a billion dollars in Medicaid had the chance to speak out during a public hearing on Wednesday. The cuts would crack down on eligibility requirements, increase premiums and could also result in tens of thousands of people losing their coverage. Another public hearing is set for today.

There’s a new downtown residents group called “Downtown Neighbors Association” and it will hold its first meeting this Tuesday at the Milwaukee Public Market. The goal of the group is to represent the interests of people living downtown and to come together to discuss the concerns about coexisting with the night life and how to improve Milwaukee’s nighttime economy.

Last night kicked off Milwaukee’s 24th Annual LGBT Film Festival and it runs through this weekend at the Oriental and UWM Union Theatres. The festival brings four days of international LGBT Cinema and all local premieres. The entire rundown is listed on our website.

President Obama recently announced a business partnership that will boost military hiring. It’s with a private industry that’s focused on employing 25,000 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and military spouses within two years. Over 270 companies have agreed to hire more veterans.

The Brewers regular season TV broadcasts were 63% higher than the previous season, which put them the third highest in the nation. The household rating was 22.6, which is the percentage of total TV homes in a market tuned to a game. These stats are according to the latest Nielsen company ratings.

Being that we’re in our Make a Difference Campaign, what better than to celebrate Make a Difference Day! That’s what tomorrow is…community volunteers and City Year staff will paint murals and clean up classrooms to create a positive learning environment at Northwest Secondary School. That’s where City Year members serve full-time to help close the education gap by working with at-risk youth during the school year.