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06.26.2014 | 120 days ago | Posted at 03:51 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Milwaukee County voters might be able to vote on increasing the minimum wage, receiving federal Medicaid funds for BadgerCare, and turning the county executive position into a county administrator when they go to the polls on Nov. 4.  They were all passed by the majority of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors this afternoon. These are nonbinding county referendums, of course, and the...
03.11.2014 | | Posted at 02:42 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Yesterday, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele delivered an astonishing ultimatum to county board members: Get rid of supervisors’ authority to review request for proposals (RFP) appeals, or I’ll sue.  Abele is upset that a legally appointed review panel voted to spike his decision to award a half-billion-dollar contract to MV Transportation to run the Milwaukee County Transit System....
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

ENDORSEMENTS 2008

Assembly Republicans proved last year that they are not putting the best interests of Wisconsin residents first. Republican leaders were happy to play games— and fund-raise—while shamelessly stalling budget negotiations. This sort of partisan brinksmanship has no place in serious state matters that affect all of us...
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Conservatives are masquerading as Democrats

(Endorsements) Are some Republicans stooping to new levels this year? Factions of the Republican Party have become so toxic that one of its most conservative members, former state Sen. Tom Reynolds, has recruited extreme right-wing candidates to run as Democrats in the Sept. 9 primary.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
A right-wing Republican from West Allis has been recruiting conservative candidates and promising them big money to challenge incumbent Milwaukee legislators in the Democratic primary. But former state Sen. Tom Reynolds, whose right-wing extremism is far beyond where the buses run, has not developed a sudden...

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