Whither MKE County: Sheldon Lubar Will Show You Whither You Mindless Plotters

Mr Sheldon Lubar, Milwaukee business icon and one of the Machiavellian triumvirate behind the gutting of Milwaukee County elective government apparently is in a snit about the County Board’s firing of County Corporation Counsel Kimberly Walker. Whether you support the boards action or not, they are within their legal right to remove Ms. Walker from […]

It’s A Done Deal: Scott Walker Signs Bill to Gut Milwaukee County Board

Governor Scott Walker found his way to Milwaukee today and signed Assembly Bill 85 to gut the power and authority of Milwaukee County’s Board of Directors:

Gov. Scott Walker said Friday Milwaukee County government should function more efficiently, under a County Board reform bill Walker signed into law.

“This allows us to empower the taxpayer,” […]

Whither Milwaukee County: Why Hasn’t Scott Walker Signed THE Bill?

I would have thought that Governor Walker signing Representative Joe Sanfelippo’s Assembly Bill 85 to neuter the Milwaukee County Board was a slam dunk. Or is the governor really too busy jet setting from GOP enclave to GOP enclave?

But really, I would have expected an nearly instantaneous signing with tons of fanfare and rousing […]

Saturday Open Thread: AB 85 vs. OUR Milwaukee County

You’ve all had plenty of time to digest the media coverage and dozens of op ed pieces in favor of and against Representative Joe Sanfelippo’s Assembly Bill 85 to reform Milwaukee County Government…and by now you’ve had a chance to read about the County Board’s own plan to reduce costs and salaries and request to […]

Senate Hearing On Bill 95 – the Bill to Reform Milwaukee County Government

Senate PUBLIC HEARING Elections and Urban Affairs

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9:30 AM 411 South

Senate Bill 95 Relating to: changing the compensation structure by which a Milwaukee County supervisor may be paid, changing the term length of […]

MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD ANNOUNCES MAJOR BOARD REFORM OVERHAUL $2.75 Million Cut to Board Budget

(MILWAUKEE) – The Milwaukee County Board’s budget will be cut by 50 percent under a bold new set of initiatives proposed before an “Our Milwaukee County” listening session Thursday night.

The major initiative includes but is not limited to government streamlining, mandatory training for County Supervisors to clarify roles and responsibilities in County governance.

“This […]

OUR Milwaukee County: Special Announcement Before Next Listening Session!

MEDIA ADVISORY Important Announcement by Milwaukee County Supervisors, State Legislators, Community Leaders :

There will be an important announcement by County Supervisors, State Legislators and community leaders during a news conference at the Washington Park Senior Center in Milwaukee at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The important announcement will be followed by an “OUR Milwaukee County” […]

Whither MKE County: People Who Keep Bringing Up Stuff That Isn’t Part of the Bill

I have seen this idea mentioned several times by people who should know better. And here’s the latest example from the testimony from Tia Torhorst in her support of Representative Joe Sanfelippo’s Assemby Bill 85 (as reprised by Zach earlier this week):

I would sit in a County Board committee meeting with 4 or […]

What Does $11.53 Per Hour Mean

Do you have friends or relations who work full time and earn $11.53 per hour? Do you know people who work really hard full time and make less than $11.53 per hour? Do you feel that’s a reasonable full time hourly rate? Is it livable rate?

Now, why am I picking on $11.53 per hour? […]

OUR Milwaukee County: Next Listening Session Hosted by Bowen And Stamper

Joint Listening Session on County Government to be Held at Washington Park Senior Center April 18

(MILWAUKEE) – Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen and Supervisor Russell W. Stamper II will hold a joint “OUR Milwaukee County” listening session at 6:30 April 18 at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St.

“These listening sessions […]

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