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 [...]
It appears that Milwaukee Countys wacky sheriff might have his sights set on a higher office:
Asked by the Waukesha Freeman if he has considered running for another office, Clarke focused his comments on problems facing Milwaukee but also mentioned the possibility of running for a state legislative seat.
“The thing that is really bothering [...]
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 [...]
From JSOnline’s article about Rep. Joe Sanfelippo and Sen. Sandy Pasch’s proposals for a regional mental health authority, a remarkable quote from Rep. Sanfelippo:
“We are politicians. What do we know about this stuff?”
Something that I have been thinking about Rep. Sanfelippo for some time…nuff said!
This is worth a read… If you’re a numbers-crunching fiscal conservative like Abele, one obvious place to look for cuts is the Sheriff’s Department. In the decade prior to Abele’s election, the sheriff’s budget had risen 61 percent, far faster than any other county department. It was something of a sacred cow under former county [...]
This is good news, but what took so long?
Thousands of Milwaukee County documents and emails seized in a John Doe investigation remain sealed seven months after the inquiry ended, and should be returned to the county so the public can gain access to them, according to a legal filing by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Over the past six months, I’ve had the opportunity to have a number of conversations with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele (pictured, left). To say Abele has been a lightning rod among residents and political types here in Milwaukee County would be an understatement; his style of governing has made detractors and enemies of former [...]
Yesterday The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s JSOnline website published two more articles that outline the dysfunction that continues to plague Milwaukee County government. Now I am not holding the county board blameless in this, but post Act 14, the county executive has consolidated powers…something he fully supported to the detriment of county residents…yet he continues to [...]