Whither Manitowoc County: Board Passes Resolution in Support of Milwaukee County Board

Quite frankly I am surprised that it has taken this long for other county boards to take notice and then take action:

MANITOWOC, Wis. —The Manitowoc County supervisors have passed a resolution criticizing Republican-backed legislation that would weaken the power of the Milwaukee County Board.

Manitowoc County is three counties north of Milwaukee County, but its supervisors weighed in this week to express their disapproval over the resolution that takes away resources and authority from their Milwaukee County counterparts. They passed a resolution 20-4 opposing the state’s legislation.

The resolution was written by Supervisor Jim Brey, who said the Wisconsin Legislature’s action violates the principle of home rule, the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter reported.

He said “there would be hell to pay” if state legislators tried to tell Manitowoc County supervisors how to do their jobs, and that the action opens the door to the state micromanaging county governments.

2 comments to Whither Manitowoc County: Board Passes Resolution in Support of Milwaukee County Board

  • Peter Bishop

    Of course Jim Brey would be the vocal one here. If you are at all familiar with lakeshore politics you are very familiar with this Democrat candidate for the 25th assembly district.

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  • Mark E. Bye

    “Quite frankly I am surprised that it has taken this long for other county boards to take notice and then take action”

    And isn’t this, in a nutshell, the pervasive problem (statewide) when it comes to actually realizing what the Walker agenda means for Wisconsin?

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