Milwaukee is one of the nation’s last big cities with a residency rule, but Republicans in control of state government appear poised to change that. Gov. Scott Walker’s budget would free Milwaukee teachers of residency, and a GOP-backed bill would let Milwaukee police and firefighters live anywhere in the five-county area...I guess you learn something new every day.
All Milwaukee city employees are currently required to live within the city limits, a rule that has been in place since 1930, according to the mayor's office. Chicago, another holdout for residency, apparently will stick with it based on comments by incoming Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
St. Louis dropped its requirement in 2005 and 36 percent of those eligible to live elsewhere have so far chosen that route...
Philadelphia, for example, requires five years on the force before officers can live outside the city; St. Louis makes it seven.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
You Must Live Here
I admit, it never occurred to me some teachers might have residency restrictions, "work here, live here" rules. I've never experienced or even heard of such a thing, but apparently they exist in this country: