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,” [...]
This is completely unsurprising… A little more than a month ago, three County Board members held a well-attended press conference to explain why they were trying to oust Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic as their leader.
This week the threesome found out the price they would pay for their failed coup.
As part of Dimitrijevic’s reshuffling of committee [...]
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 [...]
Last week Zach wrote about Governor Walker’s prominent policy initiative, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and their inability to retain qualified staff…particularly a Chief Financial Officer.
He linked to an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that explained the situation and included this throw away quotation from Rep. Jeff Stone:
Rep. Jeff Stone (R-Greendale), another [...]
According to a report by Dan Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, four County Supervisors – Mark Borkowski, Steve Taylor, Deanna Alexander and John Weishan – have called on their fellow supervisors to join them in calling for County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic to step down as Board Chair, or if she refuses, to start [...]
From the email from the Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus;
State lawmakers to host public hearing on changes to local control in Milwaukee County
MADISON – Local residents are invited to share their opinions on the state-imposed changes to the Milwaukee County Board at a public hearing this Tuesday in Milwaukee. The hearing starts at 5:00 [...]
Pardon my language, but this is turning into an absolute s— show…
On the eve of a state Capitol hearing on legislation to impose curbs on resources and pay of the County Board, Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic denied accusations that the board had authorized negotiations with District Council 48 of the American Federation of State, County [...]
I know I’m a little slow on the uptake with this, but the Milwaukee County Board reform plan proposed by County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic is worth mentioning.
According to reports, Dimitrijevic offered her plan as an alternative to legislation by state Republican State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo and Republican State Sen. Alberta Darling that would [...]
Just a quick hit for a Sunday morning…in an article in this morning’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Rick Romell reviews the reasons that BuySeasons didn’t bring it’s 450 permanent (300 of them full time) jobs to Milwaukee from Waukesha County.
One of the main roadblocks was Alderman Bob Donovan who thought the jobs just didn’t, [...]