Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

Barrett: Streetcar Plan Is a Bet on the City’s Future

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Category: Milwaukee Public Schools, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

“I’m betting on the future of this city, and I’m saying we have to invest.” The specific investment Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was speaking of during an “On the Issues with ... Read more »

The Difficult Pursuit of a Cohesive Approach to the “Megacity” Economy

Monday, December 29th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Public | 1 Comment »

Metropolitan regional economies are “the most cohesive economies we have,” Charles L. Evans, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, says. But what is it that gives cohesion to the ... Read more »

Calls for Doing Better Set Tone for Catholic Schools Conference

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Marquette Law School Poll, Milwaukee, Public, Religion & Law, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Perhaps Kathleen Cepelka effectively summed up a half-day conference Wednesday on the future of Catholic kindergarten through twelfth grade schools simply by describing the state of the schools in the ... Read more »

Some Hopeful Perspective on Foreclosures and Abandoned Homes

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Category: Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Foreclosures and vacant homes in some of Milwaukee’s most challenging neighborhoods – sounds like a pretty grim subject, right? But, without sugar coating the serious problems involved, an “On the ... Read more »

Mike Spector: The Passing of a Public Servant

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Public | 1 Comment »

I set out in June to write a story for the current issue of Marquette Lawyer magazine about the state of the idea of local control of schools. I started ... Read more »

The Continuing Story of a Strongly Divided Electorate

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Public | 4 Comments »

And in the end, we are at the point where we started – a state that is narrowly divided when it comes to the total number of people on each side ... Read more »

Independence of Voters Yields Surprises in Law School Poll Results

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Race & Law | No Comments »

It probably shouldn’t be such a surprise that independent votes would show their independence. But the Marquette Law School Poll results released Wednesday in an “On the Issues with Mike ... Read more »

Attorney General Candidates Raise Profile of Low-Key Race in Eckstein Hall Debate

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette, Wisconsin Law & Legal System | No Comments »

Near the end of an hour-long debate Sunday between the two candidates for Wisconsin attorney general, moderator Mike Gousha asked if either wanted to bring up something that hasn’t gotten ... Read more »

New Marquette Lawyer Magazine Looks At Evolution of Important Issues

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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How did we get where we are today? Consider that a central question underlying many of the stories in the Fall 2014 Marquette Lawyer magazine, being mailed this week and ... Read more »

The Marquette Law School Poll’s Version of the Sounds of Silence

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | 1 Comment »

The big story coming out of the release Wednesday of a new round of results from the Marquette Law School Poll was that Republican Gov. Scott Walker had opened up ... Read more »

Packers CEO Wants to Enhance “Fan Experience” at Lambeau

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Category: Public, Speakers at Marquette, Sports & Law | 1 Comment »

The Green Bay Packers have sold out every home game since the Fourteenth Century, right? Nothing to worry about when it comes to attracting fans and providing them a good ... Read more »

Snowden Attorney Praises Whistle Blowers and Journalists Who Unveil Secrets

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Category: Public, Speakers at Marquette | 2 Comments »

Imagine what we would know and what we would not know without whistle blowers and journalists who have spread knowledge of actions by those within the federal government who wanted ... Read more »