After a rather lively debate, the state assembly Government Operations Committee approved Representative Sanfelippo’s Milwaukee county government reform bill (Assembly Bill 85) by a vote of 6 – 3. There is little surprise here and the bill will move to the assembly for a vote next Wednesday. Representative Steve Nass said the bill has a [...]
Most readers of this blog are probably aware that Governor Scott Walker has included a ban on local residency requirements as part of his next biennial budget for 2013-2015. And of course this has resulted in any number of complaints from both the left and the right.
Leading the pack has been Milwaukee Mayor Tom [...]
First term Democratic members of the state assembly introduced a bill that would move the responsibility for redistricting from the assembly to an independent commission.
Thursday’s proposal would require the maps to be drawn without giving consideration to which party would benefit or where incumbents live. The plan is based on Iowa’s redistricting law, which [...]
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 [...]
If you want a say in how your county operates in the future…take the opportunity to have your voice heard and attend one of these listening sessions:
Upcoming OUR Milwaukee Reform Plan Hearings:
April 11th Hosted by Supervisor Borkowski, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00p.m. Greenfield High School 4800 S 60th St, Greenfield, WI 53220
Thursday April [...]
Here is an excerpt for the February 8th Milwaukee County Board press release announcing the OUR Milwaukee County initiative:
“We are delivering on the promise of government reform discussion that is local and inclusive,” said Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. “We are eager to listen to our constituents – the people who live throughout Milwaukee County – to [...]
There is some rather unique sections of the Wisconsin Constitution that are at play here in Assembly Bill 85 that was recently introduced by State Representative Joe Sanfelippo. I talked about them in an earlier post when this bill was just a talking point. Essentially Section 31 prevents the state from enacting bills that are [...]
A number of new voices are starting to weigh in on Assembly Bill 85 as introduced by Representative Ron Sanfelippo et al…the latest are Milwaukee County Supervisors David Bowen and Russell Stamper II and Mike Wilder, director of the African-American Roundtable.
Their blatant power grab would limit the power and budget of the Milwaukee County [...]
When Governor Walker killed the almost high speed rail between Milwaukee and Madison, he not only turned down the $800 million for construction, but he killed the jobs that went along with the train building and maintenance facilities here in Milwaukee. And of course the resulting economic development along the upgraded rail corridor and the [...]
March 25th, 2013
State Rep. Tyler August, Chair
Assembly Committee on Government Operations
Room 119 West, State Capitol
We write to you regarding Assembly Bill 85, which deals specifically and solely with the structure of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. AB 85 is sweeping in its scope, proposing very serious measures that [...]