David Clarke, A Legacy of Questionable Judgments

Next Tuesday, August 12th, Milwaukee County residents will be visiting their local polling station. One choice in particular on the ballot will have an immediate impact on the future wellbeing of Milwaukee County and the safety of it’s residents. Before you exercise that most sacred right to vote, I wanted to share a pattern in [...]

Milwaukee County to sell O’Donnell Park to Northwestern Mutual

I think this is the best news to come out of the county in a while:

The statement from NML says under the proposal, which would include the pavilion buildings and the parking structure along the lakefront, “the company would buy the park at its current appraised value of $14 million and would receive a [...]

Whither MKE County: Downsizing Physical Plant!

County Supervisor Pat Jursik is preparing a resolution to reduce the number of buildings that Milwaukee County holds at their City Campus facility and start the move to dispose of other underutilized properties in the coming years. She would like plans set into to motion as part of the 2015 County Budget:

Milwaukee County Supervisor [...]

David Cullen to run for Milwaukee County Treasurer and I couldn’t be more underwhelmed

I’m so sick of seeing the same career politicians recycled in and out of different elected offices. Milwaukee County Supervisor David Cullen announced today that he will run for Milwaukee County Treasurer. The election will be held on November 4th, 2014. If a primary is necessary it will take place on August 12, 2014.

Cullen [...]

Why did Supervisor John Weishan send a mailer to Waukesha County residents when he represents Milwaukee County?

I’m just not sure what to make of this… Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Jr. is in the middle of yet another controversy this week for a mailing he sent out back in March to Waukesha County residents criticizing a mental health bill.

The bill in question, authored by State Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R-West Allis) [...]

Why Don’t We Vote?

These two photos are Afghans waiting to vote despite the threats of death from the Taliban.

Yet we had an election here in Wisconsin on April 1st when only 9.3% of the electorate bothered to show up. And no body was threatening their lives if they did so. So they got to decide [...]

Dissimulation on County Board Referendum Right Down To The Wire

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is taking the lies and obfuscations about the Act 14 required referendum on Milwaukee County Board pay and benefits right down to the wire. In a front page article in their March 31, 2014 print edition, they continue the nonsense about cutting supervisor’s pay by half will result in a part [...]

Whither MKE County: The April Fool’s Referendum

It’s amazing that the last nail in the coffin of the Milwaukee County Board as we know it is a bogus referendum that is just a week away. Except for two very minor articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, this referendum has gone pretty much unnoticed. The left and the supporters of the board realize [...]

Chris Abele vetoes Milwaukee County living wage ordinance

This is disappointing. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on Wednesday made good on his threat to veto a “living wage” ordinance requiring an $11.32 minimum hourly pay for county workers and employees of certain county contractors.

Abele urged the County Board to sustain the veto, noting a warning from the county comptroller saying the wage [...]

Is 11 The Lucky Number?

Last year when Act 14 was being debated across the breadth and width of Milwaukee County and the SanFelipans were agitating for a smaller Milwaukee County Board because it didn’t take 18 people to run the county…but whoops…when just one aspect of county governance is removed from local control by the state legislature…well it apparently [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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