The entire project, called “One MKE Plaza,” also includes plans for a rooftop restaurant and first-floor incubator and office space as well as a 24,600-square-foot conference center. The first floor incubator is designed to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. Haywood said he wants people from all corners of Milwaukee to see this as a hub for entrepreneurship, as well as new products, ideas and services.
One of the reasons that this hotel would be so instrumental for Milwaukee is that Haywood plans to have the hotel up and running in time for the DNC in July 2020. Haywood explained that this is a realistic goal for their team because they had initially planned to get it up and running by the fall of 2020.
“The challenge for us is just moving it up a couple months,” Haywood said, “I think everyone embraced the idea.”
He also added that the plan is to be successful long after the DNC is over.
“We’re not worried about the hotel’s longterm viability at all, but we also understand the advantage it gives to show people that may not perceive our neighborhood in the best light, people that may not venture off into certain neighborhoods in Milwaukee—this is a prime opportunity to put this neighborhood and community on center stage.”
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is the highest appellate court in the state of Wisconsin. Seven justices, selected in nonpartisan elections for 10-year terms, sit on the state’s court of last resort. The court has jurisdiction over all other Wisconsin courts and can also hear original actions.
Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn and Appeals Chief Judge Lisa Neubauer are running in the election for Wisconsin Supreme Court on April 2, 2019. Incumbent Justice Shirley Abrahamson is not seeking re-election.
Although state Supreme Court elections in Wisconsin are nonpartisan, liberal and conservative groups typically coalesce around specific candidates. Conservatives, who back Hagedorn, hold a 4-3 majority on the court heading into the election. Like Abrahamson, who is retiring and leaving this seat open, Neubauer has been supported by liberals.
If conservatives win this seat, it will expand their majority on the court to 5-2. If liberals retain Abrahamson’s seat, it will set up a battle for control of the court in 2020, when Dan Kelly, who was appointed to the court in 2016 by Gov. Scott Walker (R), will stand for election for the first time.
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The Milwaukee Board of School Directors consists of nine members: one member elected at large and eight members elected from numbered districts as determined by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. The regular term of each member is four years and until their successors have been elected and qualified.
Legally, school boards are agents of the state, created by the legislature and selected by the electors of the local school district to represent and act for the state in providing the district with educational programs and facilities. The Milwaukee Board of School Directors is the policy-making body for the school system, serving within the framework provided by law, the will of the local citizenry and the ethics of the education profession.
Five seats on the Milwaukee Public Schools school board in Wisconsin are up for general election on April 2, 2019. Stefanie Dugan and Bob Peterson are running in the general election for Milwaukee Board of School Directors At-large. This seat is up for a vote throughout the city of Milwaukee, while Districts 1,2,3 and 8 will vote for their respective representatives.
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