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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Intergovernmental Relations Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Local Reform Measures
4 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013
Milwaukee County Courthouse 901 N. 9th St., Room 203 R
Public hearing will allow Milwaukee County residents an opportunity to speak out on County governance reforms
(MILWAUKEE) – The County Board’s Committee on Intergovernmental Relations will hold a [...]
You’ve all had plenty of time to digest the media coverage and dozens of op ed pieces in favor of and against Representative Joe Sanfelippo’s Assembly Bill 85 to reform Milwaukee County Government…and by now you’ve had a chance to read about the County Board’s own plan to reduce costs and salaries and request to [...]
Here is an excerpt for the February 8th Milwaukee County Board press release announcing the OUR Milwaukee County initiative:
“We are delivering on the promise of government reform discussion that is local and inclusive,” said Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. “We are eager to listen to our constituents – the people who live throughout Milwaukee County – to [...]
March 25th, 2013
State Rep. Tyler August, Chair
Assembly Committee on Government Operations
Room 119 West, State Capitol
We write to you regarding Assembly Bill 85, which deals specifically and solely with the structure of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. AB 85 is sweeping in its scope, proposing very serious measures that [...]
One of the major provisions of Assembly Bill 85 to blow up county government as we know it…is the change in county supervisors terms from four years to two. What advantage do the powers that be see in a two year term? Keep supervisors off balance by having to constantly run for reelection? Quite frankly [...]
There is not one word or mention in the Milwaukee County government reform bill (AB 85) introduced by Representative Joe Sanfelippo about a part time board…not one. Instead the bill limits salaries for county board members at the annual per capita income of Milwaukee County which is currently approximately $24,000.
Per Wikipedia, per capita [...]