$36.3 million dollars.
That’s the amount the state Department of Corrections paid out in overtime costs between mid-2005 and mid-2006, a jump of 27 percent. Rising numbers of inmates in the state prison system, coupled with staff shortages in state institutions, are largely to blame for the overtime costs, and since the situation came to [...]
So now that former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen’s three felony convictions have been overturned on appeal, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is calling for Jensen’s case to be resolved without another trial. Predictably, Jessica Bucher is on board with Van Hollen’s recommendation, going so far as to say that if allowed to plead to a [...]
As candidates begin to crawl out of the woodwork for the upcoming 2008 elections, I’ve decided to start taking a look at some of the candidates running for the various elected offices here in Milwaukee County, as well as throughout the state as a whole, with the intent of highlighting some of those candidates who [...]
capper over at folkbum’s rambles and rants has a great writeup on all the promises Scott Walker has broken during his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive, but the one that really sticks in my mind is this nugget from his own reform plan: Will not serve for more than one full term (no longer than [...]