Why Don’t We Vote?

These two photos are Afghans waiting to vote despite the threats of death from the Taliban.

Yet we had an election here in Wisconsin on April 1st when only 9.3% of the electorate bothered to show up. And no body was threatening their lives if they did so. So they got to decide [...]

That Didn’t Take Long: Supervisor Bowen to Run for Rep. Pasch’s Seat.

Just a day after Representative Sandy Pasch’s announcement that she will not seek re-election from the Wisconsin 10th Assembly District, County Supervisor David Bowen throws his hat squarely into the ring.

I don’t think he’ll be the only candidate…seats without incumbents are magnets for political figures wanting to move up and there is no reason [...]

Dissimulation on County Board Referendum Right Down To The Wire

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is taking the lies and obfuscations about the Act 14 required referendum on Milwaukee County Board pay and benefits right down to the wire. In a front page article in their March 31, 2014 print edition, they continue the nonsense about cutting supervisor’s pay by half will result in a part [...]

Jonathan Brostoff on Tomorrow’s Election:

From my email inbox:

Hello friend, Tomorrow, April 1, spring elections will take place, and the results will have long-standing effects on our community.

There will be a very important item on the ballot, a Milwaukee County referendum to weaken the Milwaukee County Board by slashing the income of County Supervisors in half and [...]

Whither MKE County: The April Fool’s Referendum

It’s amazing that the last nail in the coffin of the Milwaukee County Board as we know it is a bogus referendum that is just a week away. Except for two very minor articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, this referendum has gone pretty much unnoticed. The left and the supporters of the board realize [...]

State Senate unanimously approves bill to reform Milwaukee County mental health

This is great news for anyone who believes decisions on mental health should be made by medical professionals, not politicians. A bill to put a board of medical professionals — instead of politicians — in charge of Milwaukee County’s embattled mental health system won unanimous approval Tuesday in the state Senate.

The measure now moves [...]

Republican’s Stealth Jobs Programs Revealed in Madison:

The state education bill currently under discussion in Madison would create a state education board with FIFTEEN members…

Milwaukee County’s supervision of mental health issues will be replaced by a THIRTEEN member panel…

Shoot, 28 new jobs and they are just getting warmed up.

All brought to you by the party of small government!

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So Who’s Gonna Pay The Bill?

So we keep hearing about the secret computer network in the county executive’s office while Governor Walker was hunkered down there. And we keep hearing about how the staff was using personal laptop computers to access personal email accounts to avoid or evade open records laws. Well…all those things used electricity that I paid for…where [...]

County Supervisor Wants Us Working On The Chain Gang

We all realize that this winter has been one of the hardest on our streets and highways. All of us have certainly hit potholes that rattled our filings when they couldn’t be avoided. But I am not sure that using inmates from the County House of Corrections to fill the potholes is the correct answer. [...]

19th Assembly Race: Updates On Endorsements For Marina Dimitrijevic

From that new fangled social media:

January 23, 2014

Diverse Group of Elected Officials Endorse Marina Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly Receives Support from Local, State, and Federal Elected Officials Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic has received the endorsement of many well – respected leaders at every level of government.

“I am extremely [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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