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Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
Pope Francis may be the highest-profile advocate for economic justice but there are millions of workers across the country who support an increase in the minimum wage. Mainstream economists have shown that increasing the minimum wage will stimulate the economy, since low-wage workers will spend virtually every dollar they earn just to pay for the bare essentials.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Judge orders administration to release documents, panel will review contract process

The stalled contract to operate the Milwaukee County Transit System seems to be closer to a resolution. This summer, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced that he intended to award the contract to Texas-based, for-profit MV Transportation...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

All but one veto is overridden

Last week, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors overrode all but one of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s 39 vetoes in the 2014 budget, providing more oversight of the county’s behavior health downsizing process, raising questions abo...
10.24.2013 | | Posted at 11:09 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I just got word that the Abele administration has decided to extend Milwaukee Transport Service’s contract to run the bus system for up to one year. The county was in talks with the Dallas-based, for-profit company MV Transportation to take over the operation of MCTS beginning in January 2014. The local, nonprofit MTS has operated MCTS for decades. The pending agreement with MV is tied up in ...

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