MEDIA ADVISORY Important Announcement by Milwaukee County Supervisors, State Legislators, Community Leaders :
There will be an important announcement by County Supervisors, State Legislators and community leaders during a news conference at the Washington Park Senior Center in Milwaukee at 6 p.m. Thursday.
The important announcement will be followed by an “OUR Milwaukee County” [...]
I have seen this idea mentioned several times by people who should know better. And here’s the latest example from the testimony from Tia Torhorst in her support of Representative Joe Sanfelippo’s Assemby Bill 85 (as reprised by Zach earlier this week):
I would sit in a County Board committee meeting with 4 or [...]
Do you have friends or relations who work full time and earn $11.53 per hour? Do you know people who work really hard full time and make less than $11.53 per hour? Do you feel that’s a reasonable full time hourly rate? Is it livable rate?
Now, why am I picking on $11.53 per hour? [...]
Joint Listening Session on County Government to be Held at Washington Park Senior Center April 18
(MILWAUKEE) – Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen and Supervisor Russell W. Stamper II will hold a joint “OUR Milwaukee County” listening session at 6:30 April 18 at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St.
“These listening sessions [...]
County Executive Chris Abele has protested that his support of Assembly Bill 85 isn’t personal so frequently that it’s nearly a cliche. The variety of additional follow up comments he has provided have often totally negated the not personal statement on many levels.
But assembly Democrats aren’t helping any by taking the same low road [...]
Before approving Assembly Bill 85, Representative San Felippo’s bill to reform Milwaukee County government, the Assembly Government Operations Committee cleaned up a number of inconsistencies in the text of the original bill.
First and foremost, they made all of the clauses that used county population as a trigger for implementation use the population of 750,000 [...]
After a rather lively debate, the state assembly Government Operations Committee approved Representative Sanfelippo’s Milwaukee county government reform bill (Assembly Bill 85) by a vote of 6 – 3. There is little surprise here and the bill will move to the assembly for a vote next Wednesday. Representative Steve Nass said the bill has a [...]
First term Democratic members of the state assembly introduced a bill that would move the responsibility for redistricting from the assembly to an independent commission.
Thursday’s proposal would require the maps to be drawn without giving consideration to which party would benefit or where incumbents live. The plan is based on Iowa’s redistricting law, which [...]
Let’s start with a very basic factoid that I’ve brought up a time or two this year: $15,080 is minimum wage ($7.25) times 40 hours per week per 52 weeks.
And just 60 days ago State Representative Joe Sanfelippo, before he finally introduced ‘his’ bill, was tossing around $15,000 as a reasonable salary for a [...]
If you want a say in how your county operates in the future…take the opportunity to have your voice heard and attend one of these listening sessions:
Upcoming OUR Milwaukee Reform Plan Hearings:
April 11th Hosted by Supervisor Borkowski, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00p.m. Greenfield High School 4800 S 60th St, Greenfield, WI 53220
Thursday April [...]