Whither Theo Lipscomb

Unsurprisingly, former Milwaukee County Supervisor and former Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb has landed on his feet after losing his race for Milwaukee County Executive. I am a little surprised on where he’s landed. I expected something more directly related to politcs, but this does seem like a perfect…

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Who’s your candidate for Milwaukee County Executive

Milwaukee County folks, who are you supporting for Milwaukee County Executive and why? I’ve been following the race – as well as Ed’s excellent content about the race – and I’m curious to know which of the five candidates you all will be supporting and why. Anyone who knows me…

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Sen. Chris Larson All In For MKE County Executive Race

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that State Senator Chris Larson (D – Milwaukee) is running for Milwaukee County Executive. This will be Sen. Larson’s second attempt having lost to incumbent Chris Abele in 2016. County Executive Abele is not running for re-election in 2020. State Sen. Chris Larson on…

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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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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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Whither Milwaukee County: The Never-ending Saga of the Pension Scandal: Time to Clean House

It’s been 15 or so years since the original Milwaukee County pensions scandal drove County Executive Tom Ament from office and introduced the ambitious Scott Walker as his replacement…the man who was going to clean it all up. Well Mr. Walker has gone on to polluting bigger ponds and Milwaukee…

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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: 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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