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!
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Apparently state laws are inconsequential to the those members of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors who passed a resolution that would give Milwaukee County the authority to regulate taxicabs in the county. The board approved a resolution that calls for the county to “negotiate” but essentially dictate its takeover of regulating cabs from the [...]
According to a press release issued yesterday, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Parks Department are recommending the addition of a new beer garden at Scout Lake Park in the Village of Greendale. The proposed beer garden would be the second beer garden sited inside a Milwaukee County park, joining the successful [...]
As any number of ‘civic groups’ line up to lobby for a new basketball arena in Milwaukee, the counties that comprise the suburban ring are voting against a regional tax to build it. Ignoring the fact that the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County are the economic drivers that make Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine, etc viable, [...]
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Senator Chris Larson’s District Director, Jonathan Brostoff, has entered the race to replace Representative Jon Richards in the 19th Assembly District. Mr. Brostoff is now the fourth announced candidate for the hotly contested seat and joins County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic and attorneys Sara Geenen and [...]
Earlier tonight I posted a guest blog by Graeme Zielinski noting that Fran McLaughlin, the current Public Information Officer for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, is poised to receive a promotion (possibly to Deputy Inspector) despite having absolutely no sworn law enforcement experience.
What’s notable about Fran McLaughlin is that her position was targeted for [...]