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 [...]
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 [...]
I’ve been sitting on the pictures in this post since last October and have been mentally composing what I wanted to say about them and the area depicted. But I just never got around to writing the blog. Well today my friend Bobby Tanzilo from OnMilwaukee.com brought it back to my front lobes.
It’s been [...]
Developers would like to include an extended stay hotel as part of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Innovation Campus at the county grounds in Wauwatosa. The campus is being developed by an affiliate of the UWM Real Estate Foundation who purchased the site from the county.
Last month the county board unanimously voted to [...]
It was a day of expected disappointment and unexpected behavior.
I attended today’s Milwaukee County Board meeting…which was so graciously hosted by MATC’s downtown campus in a packed room of people and news reporters. Among the opportunities before the board today were the retention of corp counsel Kimberly Walker, appointment to BHD for Kathy Eilers, [...]
Mr Sheldon Lubar, Milwaukee business icon and one of the Machiavellian triumvirate behind the gutting of Milwaukee County elective government apparently is in a snit about the County Board’s firing of County Corporation Counsel Kimberly Walker. Whether you support the boards action or not, they are within their legal right to remove Ms. Walker from [...]
Earlier today Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ‘watchdog columnist’ Daniel Bice reported that the Milwaukee County Board is prepared to remove County Executive Chris Abele’s appointed County Corporation Counsel Kimberly Walker.
There are all kinds of accusations flying back and forth…Abele’s camp saying it’s retribution by the board for the executive’s support of Act 14 – the [...]
The turmoil surrounding the Milwaukee County Board is neverending… In a surprise move, Corporation Counsel Kimberly Walker has been notified that at least 12 of the 18 County Board members are planning to vote to fire her at Thursday’s board meeting.
Abele appointed Walker to the $134,000-per-year job two years ago, but the board [...]
Governor Scott Walker found his way to Milwaukee today and signed Assembly Bill 85 to gut the power and authority of Milwaukee County’s Board of Directors:
Gov. Scott Walker said Friday Milwaukee County government should function more efficiently, under a County Board reform bill Walker signed into law.
“This allows us to empower the taxpayer,” [...]