The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee has approved a budget We are one step closer to abolishing this rule that prevents the best and brightest teachers, police officers and firefighters from choosing to work in Milwaukee. The Senate and Assembly will take up the budget measure next month and if approved, will head to the Governor’s desk to become law. I’m excited that the Governor stands with me on this. This is about freedom and choice for the family unit. It’s also crucial that we end residency rules so we don’t limit the pool of qualified applicants for any city or county position. Milwaukee Public Schools are one of only two major metropolitan school districts in the country (Chicago) to have teacher residency requirements and are expected to need to hire 700 new teachers before next school year. The residency rule in Milwaukee has been in place since 1938.Excuse me, but what?
measure to abolish residency requirements throughout the state of Wisconsin. The plan gives non-emergency workers and school district employees the choice to live where they want. A compromise was reached on emergency personnel. Police, fire and other emergency workers can live 15 miles outside the boundary of the city or county government in which they are employed. I've fought hard to eliminate residency requirements. For the past 10 years of my legislative career, I have worked tirelessly to end the archaic rules of residency that prohibit many employees from living outside of the city in which they work.
Is she really saying that the only way Milwaukee would have the "best and brightest" teachers, police officers and firefighters if we went out of the city to get them?
Did she miss the story of Vidal Colon, whose heroics earned him a chance to be honored by America's Most Wanted? Per Vukmir, Colon, a Milwaukee resident, is a slacker even though he did this:
The officer responded to a domestic disturbance complaint Saturday night. The suspect ran. The officer chased. According to the police chief, the confrontation ended in moments in a blast of gunfire.And as far as teachers go, I would feel very safe in saying that Jay Bullock or our young friend on his Soapbox is worth any ten of her voucher school teachers.
Fresh from a spring vacation, Milwaukee's police chief took time out Monday morning to survey the scene of Saturday's shootout.
"It's really quite startling to look at it first hand and see what an extraordinarily brave act our officer committed and the extraordinarily intimate surroundings in which this occurred," Milwaukee police Chief Ed Flynn said.
Flynn said Officer Vidal Colon was chasing the suspect through a gangway when the 45-year-old man opened fire."The officer was wounded and went down. (He) continued to exchange fire with a suspect who went down, and both were on the ground shooting at each other before this gun battle ended. Mercifully, without the loss of our officer's life," Flynn said.
The officer shot the suspect five times. The suspect hit Colon twice in the legs and once in the stomach. The officer wasn't wearing a bullet-proof vest. They're not required to.
"I spoke to him yesterday (Sunday)and he had already gotten the stern lecture from his lovely wife, Tina, that he's never leaving the house again for the rest of his career without his body armor on. He did not have it on," Flynn said.
Colon is home recovering. His wife told WISN 12 News reporter Colleen Henry he has no comment.
I find it rather insulting that Vukmir would even suggest that the people who have enough pride in their community to work and live in Milwaukee are not the brightest or the best.
Given her extreme right-wing stance on everything*, including being a dyed-in-the-wool ALEC stooge, it would not surprise me if that the real reason for her to push so hard on destroying the residency rules is to further promote white flight and make the Milwaukee area even more segregated, ensuring it keeps its ranking as the most segregated region in the country for years to come.
Then again, it could be simple projection. If she is the best and brightest of her district, the people might want to vote for someone outside of the district to be their next Senator.
*Vukmir does have the standard stance towards marriage and families. Just ask her ex-husband.