Whither MKE County: Time For A Dedicated Park District

By now all of you have read at least one article about the perceived risk of having the county executive sell Milwaukee County park land without input from the county board or the general public. The recent changes in state law that allow the county executive to sell non-park land…

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Whither MKE County: Marina Dimitrijevic part 2

In case you missed the news today, as rumored previously, County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic has accepted the position of state director of the Wisconsin Working Families Party. The new party is affiliated with national Working Families Party and will support progressive candidates in non-partisan elections as well as progressive Democratic…

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Whither MKE County: Dimitrijevic Gone?

JSOnline says that County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic is stepping down from the board chair effective Thursday July 30th: Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic is stepping down from the post she has held since April 2012. On Friday, Dimitrijevic notified supervisors of a scheduled July 30 election for a…

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The Hypocrisy Of The County Board About O’Donnell Park

I maybe could have resurrected my Whither Milwaukee County for this…and it does have one future installment coming…but not yet: It was announced in several venues today (including Facebook postings by County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic) that the Milwaukee Art Museum will make an offer to purchase O’Donnell Park from…

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Where Are Barrett and Abele on the UWM Budget Cuts?

If you are reading this blog I highly doubt that you are unfamiliar with Governor Walker’s intention to cut state support to the University of Wisconsin System by $300 million over the next biennial budget. Most of the articles talking about the ‘trickle down’ to the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee…

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Bruce Murphy: Will County Pass Another Pension Giveaway?

I’m going to post this without comment for you all to read, digest, and discuss, because it seems like something worth discussing. Few county officials were more adroit at milking the taxpayers than Tom Zablocki. Zablocki served as county clerk for 20 years, from 1968 to 1988. During his last…

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Whither MKE County: Pat Jursik Calls Out The Suburbs on Housing Discrimination

This is a surprisingly harsh assessment of the suburbs blatant disregard for equal housing…on top of the fact that they oppose regional public transportation at every turn…but County Supervisor Pat Jursik simply lays it on the line: Supervisor Patricia Jursik today issued the following statement regarding the SEWRPC Regional Housing…

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Thank You From Marina Dimitrijevic:

Dear Friends, Thank you. Last year, I decided to run for the State Assembly because like you, I believe our state is heading in the wrong direction and everyone in Wisconsin deserves a fair shot to succeed. While we fell short last week, I am so proud of the positive…

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The odd mailer sent out on behalf of Marina Dimitrijevic (UPDATED)

UPDATE: This post has been updated to include information Peter Rickman from We Are Milwaukee addressing the points raised in the original blog entry. Take a good long look at this mailer sent out on behalf of Democratic Assembly candidate Marina Dimitrijevic, one of four Democrats running to replace Jon…

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Obama Boehner Walker Dimitrijevic

For the past six years the various left and progressive groups have been screaming about the obstructionists in the House of Representatives aided and abetted by Speaker John Boehner. Accused of hewing the company line, being co-opted by the tea party jihad, or out and out racism, the right has…

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