January 25 2012
President Obama gave the annual “State of the Union Address” to Congress last night. The speech covered everything from shrinking the gap between the rich and poor, promising to tax the wealthy more and help jobless Americans get work and hang onto their homes. President Obama said, “I intend to fight” after he invited the Republicans to join him when it came to America’s goals. Obama wants an active government that ensures economic fairness for everyone.
Yesterday the Assembly Jobs Committee approved a Republican bill that will streamline Wisconsin’s iron mining permit process. The bill is designed to help a company open an iron mine in northern Wisconsin, just south of Lake Superior. The company is insisting the mine will create hundreds of jobs for Wisconsin but conservationists worry that the mine would pollute one of the cleanest regions in the state.
This Monday “Historic Milwaukee” will present its fifth annual “Remarkable Milwaukee” event. The group plans on honoring the Pabst Theater Foundation for its three incredible and historic theaters, in addition to recognizing those with vision and authenticity to pioneer cultural and economic growth throughout the city.
Governor Scott Walker is giving his second “State of the State Address” tonight. Walker will address both the Legislature and the State from the Capitol and it’s the first time in state history that a governor will deliver the annual speech while being subject of a recall attempt. The speech starts at 7 this evening.
Within the past month, there have been six craigslist-related robberies near the northwest side of the city, so Milwaukee Police are encouraging people to finish their transactions at their local police station. Now these crimes are typically done by either pretend-buyers who show up to rob the seller of the advertised item, or pretend-sellers, who want to steal money from the buyer. Police Officials say “if they don’t want to meet you at a safe place, such as a police district, then that should be a red flag, or indicator to not do business with that person.”
This Saturday, Milwaukee’s Super Steel is hosting a job fair to fill production jobs. Super Steel is a metal-fabrication company and it’s looking for welders, fork-lift drivers, inventory control people, press-brake operators and electro-mechanical assemblers. The job fair kicks off at 8 and will run till noon.