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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

City’s permitting system is unconstitutional

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 14-4 to begin working to take over the city’s taxicab regulations, which created a taxicab monopoly and were declared unconstitutional by a judge earlier this year. Under the proposal authored by Su...
07.29.2013 | | Posted at 11:38 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I'm not quite sure how official this is, but I’ve just heard that Milwaukee Transport Services Inc. (MTS), the longtime nonprofit operator of the Milwaukee County Transit System, has lost its bid to continue running county buses. The Abele administration put the transit management services contract out to bid in April. From what I can tell, the administration informed MTS late last week that a...
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...
06.05.2013 | | Posted at 12:37 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m still trying to get my arms around the budget vetted by the Joint Finance Committee in the wee hours of this morning.  But one thing is for sure—Scott Walker is running for president. He and the Republican members of the JFC have checked off all of the boxes Walker needs to promote himself nationally. Of course, Republican legislators gave him a head start two years ago, when Walke...

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