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Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

Milwaukee supervisors are concerned that Abele is simply 'Walker-Lite'

Throughout Scott Walker's tenure as Milwaukee County executive, he held fast to one big campaign promise: He refused to raise property taxes in each year's...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Collective bargaining bill continues to divide

Milwaukee County is in the process of sorting out the details of how, exactly, Gov. Scott Walker's controversial collective bargaining bill will be implemented throughout county government. Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch released a three-page guidance memo...
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Absolutely no one in the state should be surprised that Republican Gov. Scott Walker's mismanagement of Wisconsin's FoodShare program is bringing threats that the state could lose more than $20 million in federal funds...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's the fuss about a Milwaukee County takeover?

Rumors are still swirling that there's a secret plan that would allow the state to take over Milwaukee County and other local governments. First reported by prominent Madison attorney Ed Garvey on his FightingBob.com blog, the secret plan allegedly is similar to a new Michigan...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Coalition finds common ground for future generations

It took years of negotiations among diverse stakeholders, but in May the Milwaukee Common Council passed new protections for the Milwaukee River corridor, from North Avenue to the city limits at West Silver Spring Drive. Although state law protects shore-land areas throughout...
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Governor’s RTA fix focuses on buses and commuter rail

Does the governor’s fix for Milwaukee’s bus system truly reflect what Milwaukee voters want? In June, when Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a half-cent sales tax increase that would rescue the cash-strapped Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), many Milwaukee decision-makers were baffled.
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

But could a sales tax rescue local transit?

Can you imagine a Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) without its Freeway Flyer routes? That may materialize in Milwaukee County’s 2010 budget if the bus system doesn’t get an infusion of cash. “We’re at a point where there aren’t any easy cuts,” said MCTS Managing Director...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009
Even before Gov. Jim Doyle announced he would not seek re-election, it was starting to become obvious he was ready for a career change. As I reported a month and a half ago, Doyle’s gratuitously anti-Milwaukee budget vetoes intentionally alienating African-American...
05.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Is our long countywide nightmare finally over? Milwaukee County and human resource consultants Mercer Inc. agreed to a $45 million settlement and the county is dropping its claims that Mercer didn’t warn the county about the full cost of a pension plan approved in late 2000. The county expects to keep about $32 million of the settlement, which would go toward...