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11.20.2014 | 70 days ago | Posted at 12:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Look closely: It’s there. A seven-figure contract with Milwaukee County to privatize concessions, retail and catering at the Milwaukee County Zoo.  See it?  The contract was inserted into the budget by the Abele administration. Then stripped out wholesale by the county board in its budget deliberations.  But Abele revived it with his “Vanna White veto,” which allows him t...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010

Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week

It’s only February and the 2010 Milwaukee County budget is already imploding—just like all of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s previous budgets that eventually crashed and burned. Walker and a county board committee have agreed to increase the number of unpaid furlough days from 12 to 22 days...
09.25.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Scott Walker both released their 2010 budgets Thursday morning. I�m wading through them now, but at least one of them seems to have been crafted in Fantasy Land. And I�m not talking about Barrett�s budget, although I have questions about it. In his city budget overview, Barrett�s upfront about the challenges facing the city. State aid has flatl...