We all realize that this winter has been one of the hardest on our streets and highways. All of us have certainly hit potholes that rattled our filings when they couldn’t be avoided. But I am not sure that using inmates from the County House of Corrections to fill the potholes is the correct answer. [...]
Also from my email inbox this morning:
Marina Dimitrijevic Announces Candidacy for Wisconsin’s 19th Assembly District Proven Results Make Marina the Clear Choice
Marina Dimitrijevic, Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, has announced her candidacy for the Wisconsin State Assembly with broad community support. Chairwoman Dimitrijevic has been elected to represent Milwaukee’s Bay [...]
As anticipated and in advance of her fundraiser this evening, County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic has announced her candidacy for State Representative in Wisconsin’s 19th Assemby District. She is hoping to replace Rep. Jon Richards who is running for Wisconsin Attorney General. This announcement insures a Democratic Primary with Attorney Sara Geenen who has also [...]
Whomever said politics makes for strange bedfellows certainly wasn’t kidding.
Case in point is news today that the County Board’s budget panel, which includes at least four progressives, voted to give conservative Sheriff David Clarke a budget much, much closer to the budget he requested than the scaled-down budget the Sheriff would have gotten under [...]
so I attended the county boards finance committee today where Sheriff David Clarke appeared to ask them to give him more money in the budget
When questioned by Supervisors about patrolling parks and how the HOC was handled etc Clarke got somewhat defensive like usual.
Props to Supervisors Schmitt,Jursik,Bowen and Lipscomb (and any others [...]
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 [...]
Meg Kissinger and the Journal Sentinel have a piece in todays paper that is a MUST read.
Consider the headline:
“For decades, Milwaukee County politicians have ignored calls to build a better system of mental health care in the community.”
When you read the full article it becomes apparent the reason that Milwaukees mental health [...]
Two weeks ago, the Milwaukee County Board’s Parks, Energy, and Environment Committee voted unanimously to support John Dargle’s appointment as Parks Director for Milwaukee County. However, despite receiving unanimous support in committee, Dargle’s confirmation by the full County Board is now being held up so Supervisors can “see how the budget goes” prior to confirming [...]