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a.MKE: CSA's, taxicabs, mining and correctional facilities 3.8.13

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Alderman Bob Bauman wants to change the way taxicabs are regulated and inspected in Milwaukee. Bauman proposes to repeal the city's cap on issuing new public passenger vehicle permits and wants to create a more aggressive taxicab inspection program. He's urging citizens to appear at the hearing, scheduled for 9am today in Room 301-B at City Hall.

The Urban Ecology Center holds it's 11th Annual Local Farmer Open House tomorrow. Meet local farmers and learn how you can buy directly from a farmer through Community Supported Agriculture or CSA. The event takes place from 11 to 4pm at the Riverside Park location. Info found on our Facebook page.

As reported by jsonline, Michael Hafemann started his job this week as the brand new superintendent of the Milwaukee County House of Correction in Franklin. Sheriff David Clarke Fr., once ready to give up his management of the Franklin facility, has sued to stop the change and won't allow Hafemann into the facility to begin working. Asked to comment, Clarke said Hafemann hadn't yet passed a background check by the sheriff's office or been confirmed by the full County Board. The Count Board issued a directive ordering Clarke to cooperate with the transition planning for the management change.

The new WI mining bill passed the State Assembly 58-39 this week, with all the "yes" votes coming from Republicans and all the "no" votes coming from Democrats. Gov Scott Walker is expected to sign the measure, clearing the way for a company to start mining in the Bad River watershed within four years.