This is worth a read… If you’re a numbers-crunching fiscal conservative like Abele, one obvious place to look for cuts is the Sheriff’s Department. In the decade prior to Abele’s election, the sheriff’s budget had risen 61 percent, far faster than any other county department. It was something of a sacred cow under former county [...]
On Monday I shared my thoughts about the size of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in an entry that provoked a lively discussion about the merits and drawbacks of downsizing the County Board from the current number of supervisors (18) to some smaller number.
At the time, I noted such a move would result [...]
Last week I wrote about Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s decision to fire County Parks Director Sue Black, and at the time it seemed more than a little curious that no concrete reason was given for Black’s termination. It’s notable that Black’s termination came only months after she was reappointed to her position by Abele [...]
As reported by Bruce Murphy of Urban Milwaukee, Sue Black has apparently been fired from her position as Milwaukee County Parks Director. Milwaukee County Parks Director Sue Black has left her job and all signs suggest she was asked to leave. Executive Chris Abele has announced a national search for a new Parks Director to [...]
Earlier today Bruce Murphy of the “Murphy’s Law” blog over at Urban Milwaukee wrote about the continuing controversy surrounding the delayed confirmation by the County Board of Supervisors of Patrick Farley to a new four-year term as director of the county’s Department of Administrative Services.
What’s most curious about Farley’s delayed appointment is that [...]
According to a report by Steve Schultze of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Republican State Rep. Jeff Stone and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a Republican too afraid to run as what he really is, are both considering challenging incumbent Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in 2012.
While I’m hardly a full-throated supporter of County Executive [...]
As a fan of anyone who points out the absurdity that is Paul Ryan, here is yet another. This comes from Bruce Murphy of Milwaukee Magazine, and is worth a quick read.
The ghost of Herbert Hoover is haunting certain Republican leaders and Wisconsin’s Republican congressman from Janesville, Rep. Paul Ryan. Hoover, of course, [...]
The High Speed rail from Milwaukee to Madison has been an issue in the upcoming election season. Bruce Murphy breaks it down so simple even Scott Walker could understand.
As Murphy points out to the true blue “conservatives”:
All transportation is subsidized. The state spends more than $2 billion annually to subsidize roads [...]