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by MadMan
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Soglin owes Alder Ahrens an apology
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

Re: Soglin owes Alder Ahrens an apology

If Soglin had any class he would publicly acknowledge that he was wrong and Alder Ahrens was right in voicing his concerns. If Ahrens has any class (and I personally think he does), he will just say enough, and say it generically enough, to make sure the lesson has been learned, and then move on --...
by MadMan
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: JDS
Replies: 189
Views: 26185

Re: JDS

It looks like the city dodged the bullet here. I wonder what happened behind the scenes? What was ES's response to Soglin's 10/28 deadline for info, and what did Soglin & city lawyers think of it? Some discussion of what was asked in previous post (other options) is here, but it is really mostly...
by MadMan
Thu May 21, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: State health care costs
Replies: 106
Views: 10126

Re: State health care costs

It is a 40% excise tax. So yes, that is significant and the plan sponsor (the state in this case) is required to pay that tax. In this case, Dog is right. The changes are proposed to avoid the Affordable Care Act Cadillac tax. Perhaps other changes could have been made, but be honest about the reas...
by MadMan
Wed May 20, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: MPD Chief Koval on Access: City Hall
Replies: 21
Views: 3133

Re: MPD Chief Koval on Access: City Hall

In this circumstance, was not the fact that Robinson would attack Kenny when he entered the building, and Kenny respond with deadly force because he was alone, completely predictable? This question benefits from hindsight. Officer Kenny entered the building due to sounds of a struggle. It was a rea...
by MadMan
Wed May 20, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: Judge Doyle Sq - JDS/Exact Sciences bid favored
Replies: 26
Views: 3511

Re: Judge Doyle Sq - JDS/Exact Sciences bid favored

I'm struggling with the fact that the previous proposal that potentially had some synergy for city finances (a hotel that would help out the convention center) received a tepid response because it included a $40m TIF, but this development, which is purely for benefit of a private company, is request...
by MadMan
Wed May 20, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Local Politics & Government
Topic: MPD Chief Koval on Access: City Hall
Replies: 21
Views: 3133

Re: MPD Chief Koval on Access: City Hall

I have a suggestion, but rather than stating a question directly, let me outline my POV/thinking and let you figure out how to pose it (and anyway I anticipate you'll need to followup). I have a nuanced view of the Robinson death that he should not have been shot, but at the same time that it's not ...

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