Racine Republican, Robin Vos, Worried About Milwaukee Budget

It’s that time of year and Wisconsin municipalities are putting together their budgets for the upcoming year. And as always, Milwaukee is struggling to meet their budgetary needs under the various restraints imposed on them by the Republicans in control of the state legislature and former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker….

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Abele Is Not Running For Re-election:

That turns the whole county government environment totally on its head. “In a reversal, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announces he will not seek re-election“ Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is not seeking re-election, he announced Wednesday, a reversal from May, when Abele told the Journal Sentinel he was running….

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Whither Milwaukee County: Chris Abele Wants Four More Years!

from my email inbox this morning: I am excited to share the news with you that I am running for re-election as Milwaukee County Executive. Milwaukee County is a great place to live, and we have made a lot of progress addressing the challenges I inherited almost nine years ago,…

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County Supervisor Wants To Grow Hemp In The Domes?

Oh please.. This is wrong on so many levels I can’t believe it made it to print. County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, who requested a study about the feasibility of growing hemp at the Domes, encouraged using one of the Domes to grow hemp “clones” in order to help save the…

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Whither MKE County: Tearing Down the Domes

I am not going to weigh in on tearing down the Domes in this blog…or whether to move the Milwaukee Public Museum out of downtown…I have opinions but that is not what I am going to rant about in this post. The MPM and Mitchell Park Domes org put together…

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Our Airport

This has been sitting on the back burner for some time. A letter to the editor from the September 28, 2017 edition of the print Milwaukee Journal Sentinel decried the operation of the Mitchell International Airport…fondly remembered by us old farts as General Billy Mitchell Field. I don’t want to…

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What Does The GOP in Madison Have Against Milwaukee County

As we discussed earlier this week, the GOP legislators in Madison are tinkering with the wheel tax…the one mechanism that local governments still have access to raise funds for infrastructure repairs and maintenance. Well the latest from under the dome says that existing wheel taxes are ok and can continue…

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Sheriff “Deathtrap David” Clarke to be offered Homeland Security post?

This can’t happen soon enough. Officials in the President Donald Trump administration are considering Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. for a job with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Clarke is to be appointed as assistant secretary at the department’s Office of Partnership and Engagement where he would…

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Impeach Governor Scott Walker!

No, not over Act 10 which gutted the rights of public employees and their unions, not over Act 14 that gutted the authority of the Milwaukee County Board, not the meddling in the Milwaukee Public School System, not Right to Work Legislation, not budget cuts to public schools, not budget…

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Chris Abele proposes wheel tax for Milwaukee County

This is sure to be popular. A $60 vehicle registration fee, or wheel tax, is needed beginning in 2017 to help pay for Milwaukee County’s bus transit system and costs of repairing county highways and parkways, County Executive Chris Abele said Thursday. The new fee would be a dedicated source…

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