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Getting the most bang for our tax buck

By Brian Peters, Housing Policy Advocate
 
April 15 was the deadline for filing 2014 individual income tax returns. I know many people complain about paying taxes, and/or get excited about the amount of the refund. Me, I’ve never really minded paying taxes because I know that our government, whether local, state or federal, needs funding to operate.
 
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| Thursday, 4/16/2015 - 5:49 PM | 0 comments

Independent Living in the UK in three parts - Part 3: Bristol

By Alie Kriofske Mainella, Youth Leadership Program Manager
 
Part 3: Bristol
 
Bristol was the last stop on my trek through the UK to discover some of the resources and services available for people with disabilities.
 
M Shed, a museum about Bristol, has a special emphasis on social justice. There, I got to see an exhibit on the...[read more]

| Friday, 4/10/2015 - 5:34 PM | 0 comments

Independent Living in the UK in three parts - Part 2: Wales

By Alie Kriofske Mainella, Youth Leadership Program Manager
 
Part 2: Wales
 
I took a trip to the UK to learn more about disability services there. After spending time in London (check out my first blog for more on that)...[read more]

| Friday, 4/3/2015 - 3:17 PM | 0 comments

Independent Living in the UK in three parts: London, Wales and Bristol

Part 1: London
 
This February, I had the wonderful opportunity to go to London to present at the International Conference on Disability and Diversity. I spent three weeks in the UK and came back with many lessons learned about Independent Living (IL) and the disability movement in the UK.

 
Alie in front of the...<a href=[read more]

| Thursday, 4/2/2015 - 12:39 PM | 0 comments

Free MCTS bus rides for qualifying people with disabilities and older adults

By Autumn Misko, Lead Resource Specialist
 
As of today, April 1, eligible people with disabilities and older adults can ride the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) for free after applying for and receiving a Growing Opportunities (GO) Pass. In this blog we will go over who is eligible for the GO Pass and how to apply for it.
 
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| Wednesday, 4/1/2015 - 5:35 PM | 0 comments
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