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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...
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...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shepherd Express Endorsements

 We urge Shepherd readers to end the dysfunction on the state Supreme Court by casting a vote for Edward Fallone on April 2. Adding Fallone to the state’s highest court would begin to address the many
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Witnesses are free to speak out about what they know

 When Judge Neal Nettesheim signed an order closing the three-year John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s Milwaukee County executive office, he required that the secrecy
03.13.2013 | | Posted at 04:48 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Last night was the first OUR Milwaukee listening session, organized by Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic and hosted by Supervisor Jason Haas. OUR Milwaukee’s goal is to get public input on how county government can be reformed so that it’s more efficient. Unlike the proposal authored by former supervisor and current state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo, OUR Milwaukee is utterly public. No ...

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