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04.01.2014 | | Posted at 01:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The title says it all. It’s Election Day, so make your voice heard and head out to the polls. They’re open until 8 p.m., and you get that awesome sticker when you’ve cast your ballot.  You can find your polling place and sample ballot on the Government Accountability Board’s website. (Click on “regular voter” if you want to vote today.) You don’t need a photo ID to vote in th...
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

City’s permitting system is unconstitutional

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 14-4 to begin working to take over the city’s taxicab regulations, which created a taxicab monopoly and were declared unconstitutional by a judge earlier this year. Under the proposal authored by Su...
06.27.2013 | | Posted at 04:56 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
So a “war of words” has broken out over the Milwaukee County board’s dismissal of its corporation counsel, Kimberly Walker.  On the one hand you have 13 supervisors who voted to terminate her—a supermajority that can override Abele’s expected veto if they stick together. On the other you have County Executive Chris Abele; his mole on the board, Supervisor Deanna Alexander; conserva...
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Milwaukee’s newest state senator on state politics, the county power grab and local control

 The first few months in office are never easy for a young, energetic, idealistic state legislator who’s a member of the minority party and shut out of the majority party’s decision-making process. But despite a “reality check” or
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Supervisors move ahead before state Senate vote

 On Monday afternoon, a Milwaukee County Board committee voted 6 to 1 to streamline county government and reduce supervisors’ salaries and budget. The full board is set to vote on the
03.13.2013 | | Posted at 04:48 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Last night was the first OUR Milwaukee listening session, organized by Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic and hosted by Supervisor Jason Haas. OUR Milwaukee’s goal is to get public input on how county government can be reformed so that it’s more efficient. Unlike the proposal authored by former supervisor and current state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, OUR Milwaukee is utterly public. No ...

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