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 [...]
What follows is a guest blog by Graeme Zielinski. Sources tell me that Tea Party nutjob David Clarke, fresh from being coddled by the Milwaukee County board, is giving Fran McLaughlin, a Scott Walker partisan who calls herself “GOPFran,” a promotion, possibly to the position of deputy inspector.
This as Clarke is cutting or demoting [...]
I have been an avid observer of the race to replace Jon Richards in the 19th Assembly District…which comprises much of the East Side and Bay View neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Things are just starting to heat up with three announced candidates so far. The most recent candidate to announce is attorney Dan Adams who threw [...]
Also from my email inbox this morning:
Marina Dimitrijevic Announces Candidacy for Wisconsin’s 19th Assembly District Proven Results Make Marina the Clear Choice
Marina Dimitrijevic, Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, has announced her candidacy for the Wisconsin State Assembly with broad community support. Chairwoman Dimitrijevic has been elected to represent Milwaukee’s Bay [...]
As anticipated and in advance of her fundraiser this evening, County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic has announced her candidacy for State Representative in Wisconsin’s 19th Assemby District. She is hoping to replace Rep. Jon Richards who is running for Wisconsin Attorney General. This announcement insures a Democratic Primary with Attorney Sara Geenen who has also [...]
The recent polling out of Marquette University should give hope to those who want to oust Scott Walker in 2014. The polling is about two weeks old and shows that the race is a statistical tie. Mary Burke, the only declared candidate, polls at 45% compared to Walker’s 47%.
Just days after Burke declared that [...]
I’d like to take a few minutes to discuss Gary and Sally Sprenger and Peggy Romo West.
No doubt if you live in Milwaukee County and pay attention to politics, you’ve heard of County Supervisor Peggy Romo West, but you’re probably wondering, “Well yeah, but who the heck are Gary and Sally Sprenger?” That’s an [...]
In an article posted to JSOnline this evening, writer Steve Schultze of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel outlines the staff cuts and budget cuts for the County Board that County Executive Chris Abele has proposed in his County Budget. Of course the majority of these cuts are required under the law passed by the Republicans earlier [...]
So under legislation passed by his new cronies in Madison, County Executive Chris Abele got a hot shot County Controller who gets to check out the budget…and of course County Executive Abele has his own budget director whose total absolutely most important responsibility is to get the budget right…but instead we get a budget proposal [...]
Another day, another absolutely bizarre situation from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and one of his top toadies, Inspector Richard Schmidt. Michael Hafemann, the new superintendent of the House of Correction, must have known he was going to butt heads with Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr.
Clarke relinquished control of the facility earlier [...]