Squandering Another Milwaukee Cultural Icon

Delaying maintenance on Milwaukee County infrastructure has been a key strategy out of the County Executive office under both Scott Walker and Chris Abele. And we’ve seen the continued round and round (no pun intended) about the lack of support for the crumbling Mitchel Park Conservatory…aka The Domes. They may…

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Whither Milwaukee County: A Fair Deal

From our email in box today…a missive from Milwaukee County Board Chairman, Theodore Lipscomb: You are invited to attend a town hall meeting to learn more about the solutions we are proposing to avoid a funding crisis in¬†Milwaukee County. For too long, Milwaukee County has been forced to delay necessary…

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Sheriff Clarke Sues County Exec Abele Over First Amendment?

Well here’s a good one…Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is accusing Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele of infringing on the good sheriff’s 1st Amendment rights of free speech by trying to cut millions of dollars out of the sheriff departments budget last year. Really…I mean…really? Well I guess if you…

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So about that Milwaukee County budget hearing tonight…

So here’s the turnout for the first public hearing on the recommended Milwaukee County budget, held at the Milwaukee Art Museum. As you can see, it’s a pretty packed house for the hearing, but I can’t help but wonder about the timing of the hearing. After all, while the recommended…

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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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Whither MKE County: Downsizing Physical Plant!

County Supervisor Pat Jursik is preparing a resolution to reduce the number of buildings that Milwaukee County holds at their City Campus facility and start the move to dispose of other underutilized properties in the coming years. She would like plans set into to motion as part of the 2015…

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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…

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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…

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Hey, I Think We Found Another Miscalculation In The County Budget!

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…

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Miscalculations In County Budget Now Total $3 Million

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…

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