John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
Since Scott Walker has become Governor of the State of Wisconsin, it seems that he has forgotten about Milwaukee. When other parts of the state get funding, he avoids Milwaukee. He blames Tom Barrett for losing jobs in Wisconsin. Without needed state funding, Tom Barrett has had no choice but to reduce jobs. Where is the support our public schools need to operate. Where is the funding for health costs for needy people? Where is the funding needed for our parks and mass transportation? Where is our needed new trains for the Hiawatha Train Route between Milwaukee and Chicago? Why did the Talgo Train Manufactoring Company have to stop construction on the new train cars that we needed? It seems that Milwaukee is in a vacuum when it comes to funding from the state. At the same time, rich supporters of Scott Walker have gotten nice tax breaks from the state. Maybe the recall election of Scott Walker is very necesary to save Wisconsin. You are the voter. You must decide on this issue.