Bruce Murphy

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Kill the City Treasurer

Milwaukee comptrollers and treasurers last forever. Wally Morics, the current comptroller, is just the sixth to serve in the last century. Wayne Whittow, the ci...
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Walker’s Key Adviser?

It has been a remarkable thing to observe the rehabilitation of Greg Gracz. Accused of sexually harassing a female firefighter and exposing himself to her in 19...
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Attacking the GAB

Republican leaders have been increasingly vocal in their claims that the state Government Accountability Board is “partisan,” and Gov. Scott Walker ...
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The Cheap Schools Plan

We are rapidly on course to create a dual-level school system for Wisconsin students. In smaller cities and rural and suburban areas, school systems will contin...

Bruce Murphy

Bruce Murphy is a former editor of Milwaukee Magazine. He has been writing about state and local politics since 1980, which is to say he’s old. His claim to fame, such as it is, is breaking the county pension scandal, which led to resignation of County Executive F. Thomas Ament and the recall of seven county supervisors. Murphy calls himself a fiscally conservative liberal contrarian. Others have shorter, less complimentary ways to describe him.