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05.16.2014 | 106 days ago | 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...
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...
05.02.2013 | | Posted at 02:04 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Funny—when I’d file open records requests with Milwaukee County to look into the communications of the Walker administration, the county always provided them for no cost. In fact, just a few weeks ago, the county mailed me a disc with more than 2,000 pages of documents sent to and from Walker’s campaign and county emails. Not a penny was charged. Not even for postage. But suddenly the pr...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The city’s permit cap is unconstitutional

 The Sanfelippo family’s control of Milwaukee’s taxicab cartel may be over. In an oral decision delivered April 16, Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Jane Carroll found that the city’s strict cap on taxicab permits is unconstitutional
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
04.03.2013 | | Posted at 03:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
This week, I wrote about next Wednesday’s Assembly committee meeting in Madison on state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo’s bill to radically weaken the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and grant the Milwaukee County executive new power over local government.Legislators have no plan as of yet to conduct hearings in Milwaukee County on the issue, leading me to question what they’re afrai...

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