Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Busy week: meetings, state budget hearing & Tea Party, candidate forums, Town Hall

Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Education, Elmbrook, Special events, TAXES, WISCONSIN

Yes, this week is a busy one. Tonight, Tuesday night, the Elmbrook School board decides on Pilgrim Park Middle School's HVAC replacement. Will they opt to include air conditioning?


I won't be there tonight, because I am heading out to Concordia University to hear Dr. Gary Locklair speak at the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee meeting. His "Teach the Controversy, Creation and Evolution" lecture starts at 7:30pm, Tuesday, March 24th.


Wednesday, March 25th, is the Public Hearing on Gov. Doyle's budget, at State Fair Park, at the Tommy Thompson Youth Center behind the Petit Ice Center on 84th Street. The hearing is during working hours--10am - 4pm. If a worker really wants to attend, they must take time off of work! (The crowd might not be as friendly as anticipated if unemployed workers attend?) There is an online  Comment Form if you wish to weigh in but cannot attend.

A mini Milwaukee Tea Party is brewing prior to the hearing at 9am. Marv Munyon, founder of Wisconsin Capitol Watch, will be discussing the Doyle budget and joining the party.  


Wednesday evening, March 25th, there will be an Elm Grove Village Trustee Candidate Reception and Forum at the Elm Grove Village Hall. The reception begins at 5:30pm with the forum/debate running from 7 - 9pm. Municipal water is an issue on Elm Grove residents' minds. If you live in Elm Grove, attend and get to know the candidates: Charles Wickens, David Cook, Andrew Azpell, John Nelson and Christine Torkelson. Village residents vote for 3 out of the field of 5 candidates.


On Thursday, March 26th at 7pm, there is another Elmbrook School Board Candidate Forum at the School District administrative offices at 13780 Hope Street. At Large Candidates Meg Wartman and Charles Wickens and Area 4 Candidates Jean Lambert and Donald Moore will be answering your questions. Remember, all Elmbrook residents vote for both candidates regardless of what part of the district they live in.


What is on Friday? I think that needs to be a day off!  You could gather a few non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Boy Scout Food Drive pick up on Saturday, March 28th. Leave your donation bag by your front door by 9am.


Saturday, March 28th, Town Hall meeting with Congressman Sensenbrenner and State Rep. Leah Vukmir at the Wauwatosa Library (North Ave and 76th St.) at 9am. I understand attendance is up at these Town Halls. That is good news; people need to be more involved in government. Speaking of involvement, I wonder if State Senator Jim Sullivan will attend?



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