It’s amazing what can be found in campaign finance reports. Abele also shelled out more than $28,000 to Thomas Keeley, a media consultant with a roster of Republican clients, including U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. Keeley handled social media during Johnson’s successful defeat of Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold.
This is just bad, bad, bad. The “living wage” ordinance backed by the Milwaukee County Board last week — and others like it — would be barred under legislation up for a hearing Wednesday at the Capitol.
The proposed state measure prohibits local governments from enacting or enforcing a minimum wage law. It also would [...]
According to a report by the Wisconsin Gazette, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele gave $10,000 this week to Fair Wisconsin, an advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents. According to the report by the Gazette, Abele has given Fair Wisconsin more than $185,000 this year.
While Abele’s support for groups like Fair Wisconsin [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]