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05.16.2014 | | Posted at 12:35 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Last night, in a discussion devoted to Milwaukee County government “reforms,” conservative gazillionaire Sheldon Lubar casually dropped a bomb: His next target is the Milwaukee Public Schools.  Responding to a question about whether he or fellow panelists Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele or state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo would be involved in taking away the authority of the board of MPS...
02.24.2014 | | Posted at 10:41 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Dallas-based MV Transportation lost a big contract last week, when a Milwaukee County review panel denied the Abele administration’s intent to award it a half-billion dollar, 3-year contract to run the Milwaukee County Transit System.  Now comes word that MV is up for sale—and that the company is the source of numerous complaints in Dallas over its paratransit service. According to...
07.29.2013 | | Posted at 11:38 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I'm not quite sure how official this is, but I’ve just heard that Milwaukee Transport Services Inc. (MTS), the longtime nonprofit operator of the Milwaukee County Transit System, has lost its bid to continue running county buses. The Abele administration put the transit management services contract out to bid in April. From what I can tell, the administration informed MTS late last week that a...
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Walker follows tea party governors’ lead in filling budget holes with property sales

“We’re going to be checking Craigslist very closely,” said Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) of the Republican-backed plan to allow Gov. Scott Walker to sell or lease state properties without a public bidding process. Larson wa...

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