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 [...]
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has released his proposed 2014 County Budget, and it’s certainly a mixed bag.
Abele’s budget proposes 2% wage increases for non-union workers next year, but those employees will also be required to pay more for health insurance coverage. Considering county employees already pay nearly 25% of the costs of their [...]
Yesterday I was writing this blog in my head but never got it down in electrons: essentially I was going to applaud County Executive Abele for putting together a good plan for getting info on the ACA out to MKE County…and I was going to lambast him for not spending enough to actually get the [...]
I think few would disagree that Milwaukee county’s mental health system is out of date,ineffective and even dangerous.The Journal Sentinel (and especially Meg Kissinger) has done an excellent job outlining the problems that exist there (in fact I myself was featured telling my moms story as a part of their Imminent Danger series.)What might not [...]
First, here’s the thoughts of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Editorial Board on the recent statements by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele that he’d veto a deal reached by the County Board with representatives from the Milwaukee Art Museum and the War Memorial. The deal does create a better balanced and more efficient governance structure between [...]
Over the past six months, I’ve had the opportunity to have a number of conversations with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele (pictured, left). To say Abele has been a lightning rod among residents and political types here in Milwaukee County would be an understatement; his style of governing has made detractors and enemies of former [...]
Yesterday The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s JSOnline website published two more articles that outline the dysfunction that continues to plague Milwaukee County government. Now I am not holding the county board blameless in this, but post Act 14, the county executive has consolidated powers…something he fully supported to the detriment of county residents…yet he continues to [...]
From my email inbox comes news of a couple of upcoming hearings held by County Executive Chris Abele to discuss his 2014 proposed budget. County Executive Abele Holds Budget Hearings MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele invites the community to two hearings on his 2014 Proposed Budget. Abele is crafting the budget and welcomes [...]
Cue conspiracy theorists and Abele haters who’ll use this to attack County Executive Chris Abele in 3….2…..1…. The director of Milwaukee County’s risk management division abruptly left that post this week, in the midst of the cleanup of the courthouse following last month’s electrical fire, county officials said Wednesday.
Cindy VanPelt held the job as [...]