I just copied that headline verbatim from jsonline…well except for the exclamation point…that’s mine.
From the short article:
The state agency (Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development), which administers taxpayer-funded job retraining funds, said it expects to award a contract to develop an online database and job matchmaking service to Boston-based Burning Glass Technologies.
Let’s start with a very basic factoid that I’ve brought up a time or two this year: $15,080 is minimum wage ($7.25) times 40 hours per week per 52 weeks.
And just 60 days ago State Representative Joe Sanfelippo, before he finally introduced ‘his’ bill, was tossing around $15,000 as a reasonable salary for a [...]
Sheriff Clarke ordered an integrity check of the security provisions at the Milwaukee County Courthouse. This is certainly something I would expect the Sheriff’s Department do on a random but periodic basis. A deputy sheriff approached each entrance to the courthouse with a gun tucked in her waistband and she set off the alarm. When [...]
This morning I typed up the press release from the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors about their OUR Milwaukee plan. Since then I have received the outline of the plan and present it here in its entirety:
OUR Milwaukee County Plan
To discuss reform of Milwaukee County government comprehensively, inclusively and locally
My intention was to return from vacation relaxed and raring to go…and start a series on Milwaukee County government. A little history, a little discussion on what it does for us now, some thoughts on the future services it needs to provide, interviewing county government officials, county residents, and other interested parties, and just generally [...]
During a talk to the community of St. Anthony’s School on Milwaukee’s south side, Governor Walker said he was interested in expanding Wisconsin’s school voucher program beyond the Milwaukee and Racine areas. The governor of course was preaching to the choir since St. Anthony’s is the largest voucher school participant in the Milwaukee area with [...]
Tonette Walker wants a new kitchen.
A really, really, really really nice new kitchen.
Speaking of county government, how about that Sheriff Clarke.
Having been thwarted in his repeated efforts to privatize health care at the county jail, Sheriff Clarke decided to rely on a court decision on his rights to control prisoner transportation to extend to prisoner health care as well. The county board has continually denied his [...]
There is a whole new round of “let’s shrink the county board” going on again.
Earlier it was from the conservatives as part of their mantra of smaller government. And certainly the main reason is their desire to reduce the role of the City of Milwaukee and minorities in county governance.
And then [...]