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04.02.2014 | 13 days ago | Posted at 12:30 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Was it good for you?  The Milwaukee County supervisor pay referendum passed by a huge margin. Oh, you thought it could be defeated? Believe me, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele didn’t invest his dad’s money in this so that it would fail. Nor did the Greater Milwaukee Committee lobbyists write a referendum question that wouldn’t get the results it wanted. It was a done deal. So, w...
04.01.2014 | 14 days ago | Posted at 01:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The title says it all. It’s Election Day, so make your voice heard and head out to the polls. They’re open until 8 p.m., and you get that awesome sticker when you’ve cast your ballot.  You can find your polling place and sample ballot on the Government Accountability Board’s website. (Click on “regular voter” if you want to vote today.) You don’t need a photo ID to vote in th...
03.12.2014 | 34 days ago | Posted at 04:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Well, at least one John Doe figure is no longer on the public payroll.  Brett Davis, Scott Walker’s preferred candidate for lieutenant governor, is leaving his position as the state’s Medicaid director as of March 21 to work in the private sector. Davis, of course, was one of Kelly Rindfleisch’s employers in 2010. She was also working for Walker as a policy advisor and deputy chief o...
03.11.2014 | 35 days ago | Posted at 02:42 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Yesterday, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele delivered an astonishing ultimatum to county board members: Get rid of supervisors’ authority to review request for proposals (RFP) appeals, or I’ll sue.  Abele is upset that a legally appointed review panel voted to spike his decision to award a half-billion-dollar contract to MV Transportation to run the Milwaukee County Transit System....
02.20.2014 | 54 days ago | Posted at 04:22 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
A Milwaukee County panel shot down the pending contract between the county and Dallas-based MV Transportation to operate the Milwaukee County Transit System, calling the bidding process “arbitrary and unreasonable.” The RFP process was so flawed, they found, that an intent to award a contract based on it cannot be made. The decision to award the half-billion dollar contract to MV was reverse...
02.13.2014 | 61 days ago | Posted at 04:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I know I shouldn’t make predictions, but it’s hard to resist not contemplating what will turn up in the documents to be released next Wednesday in the case of Kelly Rindfleisch.  Rindfleisch, you may remember, was a top Scott Walker aide when he was Milwaukee County executive. At the same time—literally—she was fundraising for Walker’s preferred lieutenant governor candidate. Aft...

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