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08.07.2013 | | Posted at 03:46 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Scott Walker was definitely aware that his campaign and county staffers were working together to shape his image as he ran for governor in 2010.  During the indictments and prosecutions, we learned how clearly his county staffers were doing political work on the job. Now, with the release of additional John Doe emails relating to the O’Donnell Park tragedy, we’re learning how much his ...
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
05.09.2013 | | Posted at 01:30 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I always thought that Republicans had a fetish about local control, claiming that local leaders, being closest to their constituents, were the best ones to make decisions for their communities. But I guess they’ve become state-control fetishists. Yesterday, toward the end of the Assembly’s debate on AB 85, the Milwaukee County “reform” bill, state Rep. Christine Sinicki and Assembly Mi...

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