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 [...]

Republican’s Stealth Jobs Programs Revealed in Madison:

The state education bill currently under discussion in Madison would create a state education board with FIFTEEN members…

Milwaukee County’s supervision of mental health issues will be replaced by a THIRTEEN member panel…

Shoot, 28 new jobs and they are just getting warmed up.

All brought to you by the party of small government!

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County Supervisor Wants Us Working On The Chain Gang

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. [...]

UPDATED: Did Scott Walker know about secret computer network in his County Exec office? You bet he did!

It’s getting harder and harder to believe Scott Walker had absolutely no knowledge that multiple members of his County Executive staff were engaged in illegal political activities on taxpayer time while sitting less than 25 feet from Walker.

After all, here’s what Cindy Archer, formerly a top aide to Scott Walker, wrote of the private [...]

Let My Disabled People Go To Southridge Mall!

Recently mall owners/operators Simon Properties made the decision to move the bus stop that serves Southridge mall. They moved it from the entrance to the Sears store to the periphery of the mall parking lot…essentially 1,000 feet across the parking lot from the mall. The reason was they were concerned about everyone’s safety…but after viewing [...]

Dan Adams endorses mental health reform bill

In a press release today candidate for the 19th Assembly District Dan Adams endorses Rep Joe Sanfelippos bill to reform mental health care in Milwaukee County:

Dan Adams, candidate for the 19th Assembly District, is endorsing a proposal that would put professionals in charge of mental health care in Milwaukee County.

“During [...]

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