County Executive Chris Abele

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“Shining Example”: Public Policy Forum Praises County Executive Abele’s #EngageMKE Initiative
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“Shining Example”: Public Policy Forum Praises County Executive Abele’s #EngageMKE Initiative

The Engage MKE initiative allows County residents to balance their own budget for Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces 2018 Budget Listening Sessions
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces 2018 Budget Listening Sessions

These sessions will be interactive and are designed to provide meaningful and detailed feedback from all participants.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Reaffirms Commitment to Affordable Care Act, Women’s Healthcare Protections
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Reaffirms Commitment to Affordable Care Act, Women’s Healthcare Protections

Milwaukee County has experienced a 58 percent reduction in the County’s uninsured rate since the law took effect

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Foxconn Announcement
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Foxconn Announcement

Abele Lauds Bipartisan Effort to Bring Good Jobs, Opportunity, and Innovation to Wisconsin

A Balancing Act: What We’ve Learned So Far
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A Balancing Act: What We’ve Learned So Far

"I’m so encouraged by the thoughtful feedback we’ve received from Engage Milwaukee contributors who have balanced their own budget for the County."

County Executive Abele Announces Retirement Sustainability Taskforce
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County Executive Abele Announces Retirement Sustainability Taskforce

"Our current pension system is overly complicated and unsustainable."

Examination of Pension System Confirms Systemic Errors Span At Least Three Decades
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Examination of Pension System Confirms Systemic Errors Span At Least Three Decades

"This examination also confirms that this kind of piecemeal reform strategy is a total failure for our system."

County Executive Abele Announces Launch of “Engage Milwaukee” Initiative
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County Executive Abele Announces Launch of “Engage Milwaukee” Initiative

Using a new software platform residents will be able to design and share their own budget for Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Nicole Brookshire as Director of the Office on African American Affairs
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Nicole Brookshire as Director of the Office on African American Affairs

Brookshire was selected as the top candidate from a group of 250 by the OAAA Transition Committee.

Abele Stands Up for Milwaukee County
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Abele Stands Up for Milwaukee County

In a series of vetoes, Abele took steps to preserve pay for County workers, ensure the Zoo can proceed with upgrades, and expand community placement options for youth as an alternative to Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake.

County Executive Abele To Seek Court Remedy on Illegal Action By the County Board
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County Executive Abele To Seek Court Remedy on Illegal Action By the County Board

"It’s disappointing that Chairman Lipscomb won’t abide by the Court ruling he sought and instead is forcing the County to spend additional taxpayer money on this lawsuit."

County Executive Chris Abele Announces “Bear Garden” Coming to Milwaukee County Zoo
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces “Bear Garden” Coming to Milwaukee County Zoo

New Public-Private Concessions Partnership Will Expand on County’s Successful Beer Gardens, Bring Additional Revenue to the Zoo, and Feature Local Vendors

Statement on Federal Ruling
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Statement on Federal Ruling

"This executive order was never based on a reality that public safety was at risk and neither was the letter nine of us received from the Department of Justice last Friday."

County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Whitnall Park Craft Beer Garden to Open May 5th
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Whitnall Park Craft Beer Garden to Open May 5th

Whitnall Park Beer Garden will open from 4:00-9:00 pm on Tuesdays to Fridays and 11:00am-9:00pm on weekends.

County Executive Abele Statement on DOJ Letter
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County Executive Abele Statement on DOJ Letter

"We are in compliance with the law and will share the required legal opinion by the date requested."

Milwaukee County Parks Back-to-Back Winners at MANDI Awards
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Milwaukee County Parks Back-to-Back Winners at MANDI Awards

Johnsons Park Wins MANDI Award for Revitalization Efforts Spearheaded by Center for Resilient Cities, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Parks

Milwaukee County to Partner With Wauwatosa to Add New County Parkland
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Milwaukee County to Partner With Wauwatosa to Add New County Parkland

"Protecting our natural spaces has long been a priority of mine."

County Executive Chris Abele Introduces Resolution Denouncing Repeal of the Affordable Care Act
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County Executive Chris Abele Introduces Resolution Denouncing Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

Reaffirms Milwaukee County’s Support of the ACA, Rejects American Health Care Act

County Executive Chris Abele Calls for Comprehensive Pension Reform
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County Executive Chris Abele Calls for Comprehensive Pension Reform

Asks County Board to Partner With Him to Protect Earned Benefits

Milwaukee County Declares Snow Emergency On Monday, March 13th, Effective at 1:00PM, CST
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Milwaukee County Declares Snow Emergency On Monday, March 13th, Effective at 1:00PM, CST

Pursuant to this declaration, all non-essential departments will be closed for the safety of our employees and the public.

Survey Says: Milwaukee County Residents Support Our Vision for Parks
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Survey Says: Milwaukee County Residents Support Our Vision for Parks

Community input from the 2016 household survey will support the County’s resident‐driven planning effort.

County Executive Abele Announces Launch of Additional Public Hearings, Online Feedback for BHD
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County Executive Abele Announces Launch of Additional Public Hearings, Online Feedback for BHD

Goal is to increase public involvement and diversity of ideas to shape BHD budget

Milwaukee County’s Approach to Mental Health Reform is a National Success Story
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Milwaukee County’s Approach to Mental Health Reform is a National Success Story

In a series of interviews spanning several months, Buzzfeed documented the work of Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division clinicians Tai Hooper and Hendriel Anderson.

10 Milwaukee County Accomplishments You Should Know About
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10 Milwaukee County Accomplishments You Should Know About

Here is a run-down of the top 10 accomplishments we want you to know about from 2016.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, State Rep. David Crowley to Host Community Input Session on County Office on African American Affairs
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, State Rep. David Crowley to Host Community Input Session on County Office on African American Affairs

This community input session will take place at the COA Goldin Center 2320 W. Burleigh St.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Project Labor Agreements
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Project Labor Agreements

..."I’m concerned that this legislation as crafted could hinder the successful training programs that the building and construction trades are providing the labor force in our region."

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Prevention Effort Against Substance Abuse
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Prevention Effort Against Substance Abuse

The campaign is in its second year in Milwaukee County and is part of National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week .

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Convenes Community Leaders on Office on African American Affairs
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Convenes Community Leaders on Office on African American Affairs

Ralph Hollmon to Spearhead Group’s Discussions on OAAA Hiring and Community Engagement

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Joins Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach in Betting on a Packers Victory
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Joins Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach in Betting on a Packers Victory

Abele is joining the bet and sweetening the deal by adding in a case of Schlitz, the beer that made Milwaukee famous, and sausages from Usingers.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Welcomes Legislature to 2017-2018 Session
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Welcomes Legislature to 2017-2018 Session

“Congratulations and welcome to the members of the 2017-2018 legislative session.”

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $4.1 Million HUD Grant to Help Fund County’s Efforts on Homelessness
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $4.1 Million HUD Grant to Help Fund County’s Efforts on Homelessness

An increase of more than $580,000 over last year’s award.

Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: County Executive Chris Abele Applauds House of Correction Staff on “Excellent” Inspections
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Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: County Executive Chris Abele Applauds House of Correction Staff on “Excellent” Inspections

The state also specifically commended the programming at the HOC.

Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Employees Making a Difference
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Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Employees Making a Difference

County Executive Abele is putting the spotlight on employees who have gone above and beyond to give back to our community and make a difference.

Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Fleet Management Awarded “Fleet Top 100” Honor
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Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Fleet Management Awarded “Fleet Top 100” Honor

Productivity is up to 98 percent through the use of key performance indicators available to all County employees for complete transparency.

Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: County Executive Chris Abele Recognizes Exceptional Performance Throughout the County
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Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: County Executive Chris Abele Recognizes Exceptional Performance Throughout the County

“I’d like to say a special thank you to just some of our great County employees...”

Op Ed: Why I Want to Remove Estabrook Dam
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Why I Want to Remove Estabrook Dam

It’s better for the environment, better for the county’s budget.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Margaret Daun as Corporation Counsel
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Margaret Daun as Corporation Counsel

Ms. Daun comes to Milwaukee County with diverse experience in the public and private sectors.

Independent Engineering Firm Releases Report That Confirms Initial Cost Estimates for Domes Repairs
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Independent Engineering Firm Releases Report That Confirms Initial Cost Estimates for Domes Repairs

Estimates to repair the Domes range from $14 million to $64 million.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Holly Davis as Director of the Department on Aging
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Holly Davis as Director of the Department on Aging

Ms. Davis has a track record of service to underserved and vulnerable populations.

County Executive Abele Statement on Pension Board Decision on Dennis Dietscher
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County Executive Abele Statement on Pension Board Decision on Dennis Dietscher

Dietscher was sentenced to 42 months incarceration after pleading guilty to felonious misconduct.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Budget Veto
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Budget Veto

He is accepting 43 of 44 amendments and asking the Board to consider one amendment that makes cuts to the county executive’s staff.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks County Board for Vote to Reconfirm Kerry Mitchell
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks County Board for Vote to Reconfirm Kerry Mitchell

Ms. Mitchell’s primary focus has been finding ways to invest in and support our most valuable asset -- our employees.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks Common Council for Their Support to Remove Estabrook Dam
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks Common Council for Their Support to Remove Estabrook Dam

MMSD will be responsible for removing the Dam once it obtains the necessary DNR permits.

Broad Community Support for County Executive Abele’s Transit Plan
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Broad Community Support for County Executive Abele’s Transit Plan

Independent fiscal experts sounding the alarm that Milwaukee County’s transit system is in trouble.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces the Reopening of Desert Dome
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces the Reopening of Desert Dome

Grand Reopening Celebration Event Set for December 1st

What People Are Saying About the Estabrook Dam: “Worthless,” “A Waste of Money,” “I Want the Dam Gone”
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What People Are Saying About the Estabrook Dam: “Worthless,” “A Waste of Money,” “I Want the Dam Gone”

Here’s a look at what community members are telling County Executive Abele about the Estabrook Dam.

Public Policy Forum Reviews County Executive Abele’s 2017 Budget
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Public Policy Forum Reviews County Executive Abele’s 2017 Budget

Nonpartisan researchers concur that “sizable” amount of new revenue is needed to maintain service levels and catch up on seferred maintenance; Abele proposal offers permanent relief

Milwaukee County Announces New Milestone in Efforts to End Chronic Homelessness
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Milwaukee County Announces New Milestone in Efforts to End Chronic Homelessness

Milwaukee County opens Wisconsin’s First New Harm Reduction Housing Development

County Executive Chris Abele Introduces 2017 Executive Budget
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County Executive Chris Abele Introduces 2017 Executive Budget

Budget Commits to Building a Stronger Community with SAVE Transit Plan, Investment in Youth Programs and Public Safety, and Path towards $15 Living Wage

County Executive Chris Abele Announces SAVE Transit Plan
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces SAVE Transit Plan

Without new revenue and some operational changes, the transit system in Milwaukee County is at risk.

County Executive Chris Abele Lays Out Path to $15/Hour Minimum Wage
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County Executive Chris Abele Lays Out Path to $15/Hour Minimum Wage

A majority of Wisconsinites support increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Update on The Domes
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Update on The Domes

A grand reopening event for all three Domes is being planned for early December.

Milwaukee County Receives Initial Federal Approval for Bus Rapid Transit
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Milwaukee County Receives Initial Federal Approval for Bus Rapid Transit

This approval allows the County and MCTS to begin environmental and engineering studies on the route.

County Executive Chris Abele, Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic Announce $350,000 EPA Grant for South Shore Project
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County Executive Chris Abele, Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic Announce $350,000 EPA Grant for South Shore Project

The South Shore project aims to improve water quality and beach health, with a long term goal of being removed from the top 10 worst beach list.

MCTS Employee Named to Top 40 Under 40 List
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MCTS Employee Named to Top 40 Under 40 List

Mass Transit Magazine Honors Professionals from Across the Country

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Reappointment of DHHS Director Héctor Colón
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Reappointment of DHHS Director Héctor Colón

Colón Reappointment Wins Endorsement of Mayor Barrett, Gov. Doyle, Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence, broad coalition of community members

County Executive Chris Abele Announces “Parks with Purpose” Community Workshops
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces “Parks with Purpose” Community Workshops

Information gathered will support the two major park planning efforts underway simultaneously.

Couture Economic Development Project to Move Forward
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Couture Economic Development Project to Move Forward

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Closing on Sale of Downtown Transit Center.

Milwaukee County Receives $2.4 Million Grant from SAMHSA to Support Housing First Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness
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Milwaukee County Receives $2.4 Million Grant from SAMHSA to Support Housing First Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supports County-wide collaborative to end chronic homelessness

Milwaukee County to Move Forward on $2.3 Million Investment at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park
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Milwaukee County to Move Forward on $2.3 Million Investment at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park

“Recent events in Milwaukee have proven how much we rely on institutions like Boys & Girls Clubs to serve as anchors in their communities,” County Executive Chris Abele said.

We WANT You to Pika-choose Milwaukee County Parks
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We WANT You to Pika-choose Milwaukee County Parks

“To be clear, simply playing Pokémon GO doesn’t require a permit...”

County Executive Announces Hiring of Department on Aging Director
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County Executive Announces Hiring of Department on Aging Director

Ms. Davis comes to Milwaukee County having run large and complex agencies and organizations.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces 2017 Budget Listening Sessions
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces 2017 Budget Listening Sessions

“As we do the work of creating a responsible budget for the upcoming year, I look forward to hearing from the public”

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele endorses Hillary Clinton
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele endorses Hillary Clinton

"Secretary Clinton is the best candidate to unite our Country and continue moving us forward so that every American has a shot at building their American Dream,” Milwaukee County Executive Abele said.

Milwaukee County BRT Project Receives Wide Ranging Support from Community Leaders, Advocates, Business Groups and Riders
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Milwaukee County BRT Project Receives Wide Ranging Support from Community Leaders, Advocates, Business Groups and Riders

County Board and Milwaukee Common Council Committees Expected to Vote on BRT This Week

Milwaukee County Chosen for White House Data Driven Justice Initiative
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Milwaukee County Chosen for White House Data Driven Justice Initiative

The program aims to reduce incarceration through comprehensive, data-driven reforms.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Applauds City of Wauwatosa Decision to Advance Bus Rapid Transit
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Applauds City of Wauwatosa Decision to Advance Bus Rapid Transit

“The City of Wauwatosa is always a great partner when it comes to economic development, public safety, and growing strong communities."

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Bathroom Policy
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Bathroom Policy

“As of today, the restrooms in my office are gender neutral."

County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Creation of Office on African American Affairs
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County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Creation of Office on African American Affairs

“I want to thank the County Board for unanimously supporting the mission of the Office on African American Affairs today.”

County Executive Abele, Dr. Demond Means Make Announcement on OSPP Timeline
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County Executive Abele, Dr. Demond Means Make Announcement on OSPP Timeline

"Even though MPS agrees with us that this law is not ideal, we are asking them to be open to a conversation with us about how we can implement the law in the most productive way possible."

PolitiFact Wisconsin Issues “Pants on Fire” Rating to Claim that OSPP Commissioner Wants to “Gut” MPS
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PolitiFact Wisconsin Issues “Pants on Fire” Rating to Claim that OSPP Commissioner Wants to “Gut” MPS

Did Means really say that? In a word: No.”

OSPP Affirms Commitment to Community Schools
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OSPP Affirms Commitment to Community Schools

Some schools within MPS are already utilizing a community schools model, in partnership with the United Way.

Legal Opinion: OSPP Plan to Preserve Funding for MPS, Protect Our Public Schools Meets the Law
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Legal Opinion: OSPP Plan to Preserve Funding for MPS, Protect Our Public Schools Meets the Law

Amid questions raised about the legality of the proposal Dr. Means and County Executive Abele sought a formal legal opinion.

MPS Asked to Say YES to Protect Public Schools
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MPS Asked to Say YES to Protect Public Schools

Opportunity Schools Partnership Program Launches Website to Inform Public on Proposal to Keep Funds, Students, and Employees in MPS

Milwaukee County to Participate in Denim Day 2016
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Milwaukee County to Participate in Denim Day 2016

County employees are encouraged to wear denim to work today and to share photos on social media.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Updates on Domes
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Updates on Domes

Abele also announced the date and time of the first community input session at the Domes.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Celebrates Earth Day 2016
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Celebrates Earth Day 2016

Since taking office, the county executive has prioritized environmental activism in every department, from Parks to Transportation to Facilities Management.

Milwaukee County Gets Greener: Brewers Foundation Donates Trees to Milwaukee County Parks
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Milwaukee County Gets Greener: Brewers Foundation Donates Trees to Milwaukee County Parks

The Parks Department will receive 70 trees representing seven species—catalpa, sugar maple, swamp white oak, Kentucky coffee tree, hackberry, Japanese tree lilac, and honeylocust.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Officially Welcomes New County Board Members
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Officially Welcomes New County Board Members

"This group brings talent, passion, and experience to the County."

County Executive Chris Abele Announces That Summerfest Will Join Milwaukee County’s Purple Heart Pass Program
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces That Summerfest Will Join Milwaukee County’s Purple Heart Pass Program

Purple Heart Recipients to Receive Eight Free Admissions to Summerfest

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors World Health Day
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors World Health Day

WHO is issuing a call for action on diabetes, highlighting the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease that affects 422 million adults globally.

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Major Milestone in Couture Project
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces Major Milestone in Couture Project

Federal Transit Authority Concurs on Plan That Will Create Thousands of Jobs, Millions in Economic Development

County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Local Elected LEaders
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County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Local Elected LEaders

“I am honored to have this support and look forward to continuing to collaborate with every level of government to improve our community.”

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Major Democratic Endorsements
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces Major Democratic Endorsements

Democratic Party Leaders Herb Kohl, Jim Doyle and Mary Burke stand with Abele

County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Municipal Leaders Across Milwaukee County
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County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Municipal Leaders Across Milwaukee County

Chris Abele today announced the endorsement of more than a dozen local executive leaders.

County Executive Chris Abele Endorses Judge Joanne Kloppenburg
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County Executive Chris Abele Endorses Judge Joanne Kloppenburg

County Executive Chris Abele today announced his endorsement in the race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Jobs, Economic Development Springing Up in Park East
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Jobs, Economic Development Springing Up in Park East

On the Park East development alone, more than 10,000 jobs are expected to be created over the course of the development project.

County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Domes Public Hearing
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County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Domes Public Hearing

"I’ve asked my partners on the County Board to now authorize an additional $500,000 so that we can fund the repairs needed to safely reopen the Tropical and Arid Domes..."

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Labor Endorsements
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces Labor Endorsements

This group represents some of the fastest growing unions in the Milwaukee area, collectively representing 15,000 members.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Next Major Economic Development in Park East
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Next Major Economic Development in Park East

New Proposal Will Create Jobs, Expand Property Tax Base

Milwaukee County Declares Snow Emergency On Monday, December 28th, Effective at 2:30PM, CST
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Milwaukee County Declares Snow Emergency On Monday, December 28th, Effective at 2:30PM, CST

Pursuant to this declaration, all non-essential departments will be closed for the safety of our employees and the public, and are scheduled to re-open tomorrow.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Congratulates County Child Support Attorney Kristela Cervera on Receipt of Statewide Award
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Congratulates County Child Support Attorney Kristela Cervera on Receipt of Statewide Award

Milwaukee County’s Department of Child Support Services continues to set records and win awards as they empower children and families, with County Child Support Attorney Kristela Cervera being named the Child Support Attorney of the Year

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $100,000 Grant From Bader Philanthropies to Support Housing First initiative
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $100,000 Grant From Bader Philanthropies to Support Housing First initiative

Foundation supports County-wide collaborative to end chronic homelessness

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Budget Vetoes
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Budget Vetoes

Abele Budget Holds the Line on Property Taxes and Calls for Removal of Estabrook Dam

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Appoints MPS Graduate, Long-Time Public School Advocate Dr. Demond Means Commissioner of Opportunity Schools Program
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Veterans Day
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Veterans Day

“Today I’m honored to celebrate our nation’s heroes and thank them for the sacrifices they’ve made to keep us safe and protect our freedoms.”

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Sup. Rainey’s Resolution Creating Office on African American Affairs
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Sup. Rainey’s Resolution Creating Office on African American Affairs

“Study after study, and statistic after statistic, confirms that racial and ethnic disparities exist in Milwaukee and are having a harmful effect on families and communities."

Public Policy Forum Agrees: Milwaukee County is “Turning the Corner” Under County Executive Abele
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Public Policy Forum Agrees: Milwaukee County is “Turning the Corner” Under County Executive Abele

County’s “Diligent Efforts” Lead to “Positive” State of Affairs

Flexible services help more Milwaukee County residents apply for energy assistance
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Flexible services help more Milwaukee County residents apply for energy assistance

New locations, new approach put applications 26% ahead of last year

“Very Strong Management”
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“Very Strong Management”

S&P Affirms Milwaukee County Bond Rating Under County Executive Abele’s Leadership

Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
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Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on State Sentator Larson’s announcement of candidacy for County Executive.

Milwaukee County to Host Job Fair for Veterans Thursday, October 8th
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Milwaukee County to Host Job Fair for Veterans Thursday, October 8th

More than 80 employers will be present at the job fair.

Milwaukee County Executive Abele Statement on City of Milwaukee Vote to Approve Arena Financing
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Milwaukee County Executive Abele Statement on City of Milwaukee Vote to Approve Arena Financing

“Today is a great day for Milwaukee.”

500th Purple Heart Pass Issued
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500th Purple Heart Pass Issued

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office Announce Issuance of 500th Purple Heart Pass

Opening of Two New Memory Cafés Continues Progress Towards a Dementia Friendly Milwaukee County
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Opening of Two New Memory Cafés Continues Progress Towards a Dementia Friendly Milwaukee County

Memory Cafés improve the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.

Amani Neighborhood and Milwaukee County to Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of Moody Park
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Amani Neighborhood and Milwaukee County to Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of Moody Park

A $2 million investment, the design of the new Moody Park recognizes the intergenerational diversity of the surrounding neighborhood and seeks to weave together different assets to foster community cohesion.

County Executive to Open New South Shore Terrace
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County Executive to Open New South Shore Terrace

The design of the South Shore Terrace is intended to bring the community together in celebration of Milwaukee’s natural beauty and storied history.

County Executive Abele To Hold Budget Town Hall Meetings
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County Executive Abele To Hold Budget Town Hall Meetings

County Executive Chris Abele invites the community to two town hall meetings on his 2016 Proposed Budget.

County Executive Abele Welcomes New County Board Chair
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County Executive Abele Welcomes New County Board Chair

Congratulations to Supervisor Theo Lipscomb on being elected as the new Chair of the Milwaukee County Board.

National Night Out in The Parks
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National Night Out in The Parks

Neighborhoods Celebrate Community in Area Parks

Milwaukee County Continues Transition toward a Robust Community-Based Model of Mental Health Care
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Milwaukee County Continues Transition toward a Robust Community-Based Model of Mental Health Care

The County is seeking a provider to provide inpatient, observation and emergency services.

Statement on Action Taken during Today’s Joint Finance Committee Meeting
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Statement on Action Taken during Today’s Joint Finance Committee Meeting

These legislative improvements will help Milwaukee County expand its impact on economic development and quality of life.

County Executive Abele Announces All MCTS Bus Rides Are FREE on Monday
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County Executive Abele Announces All MCTS Bus Rides Are FREE on Monday

Union leaders said they will allow their members to go back on the job Saturday, July 4, 2015.

County Executive Calls on Union to Restore Transit Service as soon as Possible
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County Executive Calls on Union to Restore Transit Service as soon as Possible

Throughout negotiations, the County has and will continue to remain focused on one outcome only – the best service for transit riders now and in the future.

County Executive Abele’s Statement on Today’s Ruling Allowing Couture Construction
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County Executive Abele’s Statement on Today’s Ruling Allowing Couture Construction

I appreciate Judge Foley's clear decision allowing the redevelopment of the underused Downtown Transit Center to move forward.

Love and Equality Win Again!
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Love and Equality Win Again!

County Executive Abele Applauds Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Equality

Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in Milwaukee County
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Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will unveil a new plan to end chronic homelessness in Milwaukee County with Mayor Tom Barrett at the site of the new Thurgood Marshall Apartments on Tuesday, June 9.

Milwaukee County to Lead Development of Bus Rapid Transit Service
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Milwaukee County to Lead Development of Bus Rapid Transit Service

County Executive Chris Abele has directed the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation to explore connecting the region’s two biggest job centers with Bus Rapid Transit service.

County Executive to Open New Season of Traveling Beer Garden™
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County Executive to Open New Season of Traveling Beer Garden™

Milwaukee County Parks Adds Second Tour in 2015

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program Proposal
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program Proposal

Providing the best K-12 education system for the community should be a priority for everyone who lives in Milwaukee

Milwaukee County to be recognized as Silver Award winner at upcoming Well City Milwaukee event
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Milwaukee County to be recognized as Silver Award winner at upcoming Well City Milwaukee event

The wellness program at Milwaukee County was designed and implemented with best practices based on what’s worked well in other organizations.

County Executive Asks State Leaders to Build on Family Care’s Strength
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County Executive Asks State Leaders to Build on Family Care’s Strength

MCDFC’s most recent quality audit noted measures in the Quality Management Program were 100% met.

Milwaukee County Unveils Street Sign for Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Wetzel
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Milwaukee County Unveils Street Sign for Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Wetzel

Wetzel was a door gunner for the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam on January 8, 1968.

Veterans’ job fair will be Thursday at War Memorial
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Veterans’ job fair will be Thursday at War Memorial

Event will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5; 80 employers expected

HOC Finds Stolen Gun in Laundry Delivered from County Jail
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HOC Finds Stolen Gun in Laundry Delivered from County Jail

The incident is under investigation, but it appears the weapon was snuck into the County jail.

County Board Offered Opportunity to Save Taxpayers $10 Million
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County Board Offered Opportunity to Save Taxpayers $10 Million

Abele Asks Supervisors to Stop Pension Overpayments

County Exec Abele Announces MC Cares Program to Benefit Vets
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County Exec Abele Announces MC Cares Program to Benefit Vets

County & State Partnership Helps Veterans Transitioning from Jail

County Highway Worker Hit While Helping Car Stuck in the Snow
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County Highway Worker Hit While Helping Car Stuck in the Snow

A Milwaukee County Highway Maintenance Supervisor was hit by a car around noon today near 73rd and Silver Spring Drive.

County Executive Abele Announces New Airport Director for MKE
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County Executive Abele Announces New Airport Director for MKE

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is happy to announce Terry Slaybaugh as the new airport director for Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

Second Traveling Beer Garden Tour Added for 2015
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Second Traveling Beer Garden Tour Added for 2015

More than $400,000 Raised Last Year, Money Goes to Improve Parks

Defining Lakefront Vision Moves Forward
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Defining Lakefront Vision Moves Forward

Sale of Couture Development Approved

Abele Proposes Budget Compromise That Will Add Transit & Deputies, Match Employee Health Care Contributions and Lower Taxes $2.2 Million
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Abele Proposes Budget Compromise That Will Add Transit & Deputies, Match Employee Health Care Contributions and Lower Taxes $2.2 Million

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced his vetoes today.

County Executive Abele Reminds People That Guns Are Not Allowed at the Courthouse
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County Executive Abele Reminds People That Guns Are Not Allowed at the Courthouse

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele wants to remind people that it is against the law to bring a gun to the Courthouse, even if you have a concealed carry license. In less than a month security officers have caught two people bringing guns into the Courthouse. In both instances the weapons were identified by security […]

Equality Wins in Wisconsin
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Equality Wins in Wisconsin

Milwaukee County Immediately Issuing Same Sex Marriage Licenses

County Executive Abele Introduces $1.3 Billion Budget for 2015
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County Executive Abele Introduces $1.3 Billion Budget for 2015

Highlighting increases in public safety, mental health care and other critical services, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele introduced his 2015 Recommended Budget today.

Veterans Job Fair Expands to Record Number of Employers
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Veterans Job Fair Expands to Record Number of Employers

The annual fall Milwaukee County Veterans Job Fair is the largest in the events history.

Increased Public Safety, Expanded Mental Health Care Services and Tax Freeze Top Abele’s 2015 Budget Proposal
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Increased Public Safety, Expanded Mental Health Care Services and Tax Freeze Top Abele’s 2015 Budget Proposal

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will highlight his 2015 Budget Proposal

New Efficient Lighting Along the Lakefront
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New Efficient Lighting Along the Lakefront

The lights along Milwaukee's Lakefront are getting an upgrade, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced today

Milwaukee County Offers Help to Aging Veterans
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Milwaukee County Offers Help to Aging Veterans

Free Event Tomorrow

County Executive Abele & Mayor Barrett Host 9/11 Ceremony
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County Executive Abele & Mayor Barrett Host 9/11 Ceremony

Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele, Governor Scott Walker, British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott and other local leaders will honor the victims of September 11, 2001.

Another Historic Step Forward for Marriage Equality
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Another Historic Step Forward for Marriage Equality

New Marriage Licenses Remain on Hold

Great Plan Gets Even Better!
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Great Plan Gets Even Better!

1.9 Acres of Public Space and Direct Access to Lakefront Highlights Updated Couture Plan

Man Who Owes $250K in Child Support to Milwaukee Family Arrested in California
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Man Who Owes $250K in Child Support to Milwaukee Family Arrested in California

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and District Attorney John Chisholm will hold a news conference at noon today to announce the arrest and extradition of one of the worst deadbeat dads in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County Deadbeat Dad Arrested in California
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Milwaukee County Deadbeat Dad Arrested in California

Raul Cardona Owes His Children $250,000

County Executive Abele Holds Budget Town Hall Meetings
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County Executive Abele Holds Budget Town Hall Meetings

County Executive Chris Abele invites the community to two town hall meetings on his 2015 Proposed Budget.

County Board Committee Approves Abele’s $7K Donation to Pay for Courthouse Overtime
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County Board Committee Approves Abele’s $7K Donation to Pay for Courthouse Overtime

“It’s safe to say this is the best $7,000 I’ve ever spent.”

County Executive Abele & Mayor Barrett Toast Opening of Red Arrow Park Beer Garden
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County Executive Abele & Mayor Barrett Toast Opening of Red Arrow Park Beer Garden

Veterans and Active Military Members Receive Discount

Proposed Sale of O’Donnell Parking Structure Will Benefit Entire Community
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Proposed Sale of O’Donnell Parking Structure Will Benefit Entire Community

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele says he is excited about the opportunity of partnering with Northwestern Mutual in a potential sale of the O’Donnell Parking Garage.

County Executive and Sheriff Working Together to Protect Taxpayers
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County Executive and Sheriff Working Together to Protect Taxpayers

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke are announcing a crackdown on employees abusing medical leave.

Anti-Marriage Equality Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed
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Anti-Marriage Equality Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed

Abele Sued Over His Support of Same Sex Marriage

Taking Politics Out of Mental Health Care
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Taking Politics Out of Mental Health Care

Newly Named Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Will Make a Difference

Milwaukee County Receives $1.8 Million for Fatherhood Program
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Milwaukee County Receives $1.8 Million for Fatherhood Program

Milwaukee County Child Support Services Department has received $1.8 million to continue its award winning fatherhood program.

County Executive Abele Disappointed in Marriage Decision, Vows to Keep Fighting for Equality
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County Executive Abele Disappointed in Marriage Decision, Vows to Keep Fighting for Equality

County Executive Chris Abele said he is disappointed in U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb’s ruling today that halts same sex marriages.

Courthouse Open Saturday for Weddings, Register of Deeds Offering Birth Certificates
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Courthouse Open Saturday for Weddings, Register of Deeds Offering Birth Certificates

The Milwaukee County Courthouse will be open from 9am to 1pm on Saturday, June 7th to allow couples to receive marriage licenses.

County Executive Abele Orders Courthouse Open Late to Allow Couples to Marry
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County Executive Abele Orders Courthouse Open Late to Allow Couples to Marry

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is keeping the Courthouse open late today in the wake of the historic court ruling allowing same sex couples to get married in Wisconsin.

New Partnership Will Spark Park East Development
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New Partnership Will Spark Park East Development

City, County, State, Federal Government and Private Sector Working Together

Milwaukee County Unveils Program to Fight Foreclosure Crisis
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Milwaukee County Unveils Program to Fight Foreclosure Crisis

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is proud to announce the Milwaukee County Foreclosure Initiative.

Dramatic Turnaround at Milwaukee County House of Correction
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Dramatic Turnaround at Milwaukee County House of Correction

One year after County Executive Chris Abele took over the operations of the Milwaukee County House of Correction (HOC), the facility has seen a dramatic and positive turnaround.

Celebrate Bike to Work Week with Milwaukee County
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Celebrate Bike to Work Week with Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Parks and the Wisconsin Bike Federation are teaming up for a group bicycle ride on Wednesday, May 14th.

County Executive Abele’s Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Sale
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County Executive Abele’s Statement on Milwaukee Bucks Sale

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement about the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks.

‘Food Truck Thursdays’ Return to the Courthouse
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‘Food Truck Thursdays’ Return to the Courthouse

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele welcomes back some of the best food on wheels when Food Truck Thursday returns to the Courthouse on Thursday, April 17th.

10th Street Reopening TODAY
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10th Street Reopening TODAY

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will officially reopen 10th Street in front of the Courthouse at 3pm today.

County Executive Abele Thanks Governor Walker for Signing Bill to Improve Mental Health Care
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County Executive Abele Thanks Governor Walker for Signing Bill to Improve Mental Health Care

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thanks Governor Scott Walker for signing a bill today that will create an independent board of experts to oversee Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Hospital.

New Study: Riders Want Improved Transit
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New Study: Riders Want Improved Transit

Abele Offers Plan to Add Service, Asks For County Board Support

Fallen Iraq War Soldier Honored with Street Renaming
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Fallen Iraq War Soldier Honored with Street Renaming

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are proud to announce the honorary renaming of a section of Richards Street after Army Specialist Michelle Witmer.

Statement on Milwaukee County Board Referendum
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Statement on Milwaukee County Board Referendum

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement about the Milwaukee County Board referendum.

Mike Lovell Choice is Great News for Marquette and Milwaukee
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Mike Lovell Choice is Great News for Marquette and Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement about the hiring of Mike Lovell as the new president of Marquette University.

County Executive Abele Praises Passage of Bills to Improve Mental Health Care and Create Jobs
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County Executive Abele Praises Passage of Bills to Improve Mental Health Care and Create Jobs

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thanks the State Senate for the passage of two bipartisan bills that will strengthen Milwaukee County.

Memo to County Board from County Executive Abele re: Transit
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Memo to County Board from County Executive Abele re: Transit

Memo from County Executive Chris Abele

County Board’s Flawed Decision Costs Taxpayers $76 Million
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County Board’s Flawed Decision Costs Taxpayers $76 Million

Today, a special committee hand-picked by County Board leaders, spent five minutes in open session and quickly voted to not allow the contract.

“Sisters of Freedom” Display Showcased at the Milwaukee County Courthouse
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“Sisters of Freedom” Display Showcased at the Milwaukee County Courthouse

A unique art display honoring African American women from the 1800’s to present day will be on display on the third floor of the Milwaukee County Courthouse through the end of the month. "Sisters of Freedom", African American Women Moving Us Forward, is on loan from Mount Mary University.

County Executive Abele Statement on Shoreline Bill
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County Executive Abele Statement on Shoreline Bill

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele supports a bipartisan state bill that will be considered this week by the state Assembly to formally recognize the Milwaukee shoreline boundary that was established in 1913.

County Executive Abele Greets Veterans in California
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County Executive Abele Greets Veterans in California

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will greet Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson in California on Saturday as they end their 2,700 mile walk from Milwaukee to Los Angeles.

Milwaukee County Offices and Buildings Closed Tomorrow
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Milwaukee County Offices and Buildings Closed Tomorrow

The County is closed on Tuesday.

County Executive Abele Celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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County Executive Abele Celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will attend a number of events Sunday and Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Milwaukee County Proposes New Beer Garden for 2014
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Milwaukee County Proposes New Beer Garden for 2014

County Could See $100,000 a Year in Revenue

Milwaukee County Cuts Electricity Use in 2013
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Milwaukee County Cuts Electricity Use in 2013

Milwaukee County’s “Kill-a-Watt” Challenge to save money and cut electricity wrapped up a successful 2013.

County Executive Abele Meets With White House Staff on ACA & Minimum Wage
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County Executive Abele Meets With White House Staff on ACA & Minimum Wage

In addition to raising the minimum wage, Abele is focused on closing the wage gap by helping people get back to work and into more skilled, higher paying jobs, through stronger economic development and jobs training.

Statement on County Board’s Wage Mandate
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Statement on County Board’s Wage Mandate

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released a statement today responding to the County Board’s consideration of a plan to mandate higher wages.

Statement on the Passing of Betty Quadracci
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Statement on the Passing of Betty Quadracci

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement about the passing of Betty Quadracci.

Christmas Tree Lights Up the Courthouse
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Christmas Tree Lights Up the Courthouse

Wednesday – December 4, 2013

Abele’s Vetoes Lower Property Taxes, Increase Rainy Day Fund and Strikes a Compromise with Supervisors
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Abele’s Vetoes Lower Property Taxes, Increase Rainy Day Fund and Strikes a Compromise with Supervisors

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is issuing vetoes to the 2014 Budget that will lower property taxes $1.6 million while adding $2 million to the Debt Service Reserve, the County’s rainy day fund.

Voting Underway for Courthouse Christmas Tree
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Voting Underway for Courthouse Christmas Tree

Voting runs until noon on November 18th.

County Executive Abele Discusses 2014 Budget at WisPolitics Luncheon
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County Executive Abele Discusses 2014 Budget at WisPolitics Luncheon

The event starts at 11:30am at the Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N 10th Street, Milwaukee.

Milwaukee County’s Christmas Tree Will be Chosen by Residents
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Milwaukee County’s Christmas Tree Will be Chosen by Residents

Milwaukee County is putting out the call for the annual Courthouse Christmas Tree, this year the tree that makes the final cut will be chosen by residents.

Milwaukee County Child Support Named Agency of the Year
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Milwaukee County Child Support Named Agency of the Year

Abele nominated Kooyenga and the Milwaukee County CSS for the WCSEA awards.

“Flash Mob” Comes to the Courthouse
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“Flash Mob” Comes to the Courthouse

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is happy to announce the Milwaukee County Courthouse will once again host a “flash mob” to raise awareness and celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired.

Job Fair for Military Veterans on Thursday
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Job Fair for Military Veterans on Thursday

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office are happy to announce a job fair for Military Veterans on Thursday, October 3rd at the War Memorial Center from 9am- 1pm.

Milwaukee County Residents Encouraged to Sign Up for Affordable Health Care
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Milwaukee County Residents Encouraged to Sign Up for Affordable Health Care

Elected officials, others to highlight new health care options coming Oct. 1

Abele’s Proposed Budget Won’t Raise Taxes, Invests in Mental Health & Public Safety
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Abele’s Proposed Budget Won’t Raise Taxes, Invests in Mental Health & Public Safety

The $1.3 billion budget holds the line on property taxes while making important investments across Milwaukee County.

Abele’s 2014 Budget Features New Public Safety Initiative
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Abele’s 2014 Budget Features New Public Safety Initiative

The budget also provides the Sheriff the flexibility to avoid any Deputy layoffs while continuing to realign the department to focus on its core mission in a fully incorporated County.

Milwaukee County Offers Help in ACA Enrollment
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Milwaukee County Offers Help in ACA Enrollment

Using existing resources and staff, County Departments will help clients they are already serving understand and enroll in the ACA.

Services at the Courthouse Return to Regular Hours
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Services at the Courthouse Return to Regular Hours

All public services on the first floor of the Milwaukee County Courthouse are returning to regular hours on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Courthouse Opening First Floor Services to the Public
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Courthouse Opening First Floor Services to the Public

Offices Opening at 10am

Courthouse Opening Runs Smoothly
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Courthouse Opening Runs Smoothly

The Milwaukee County Courthouse reopened today for most court services and, with the exception of a few hiccups, things ran smoothly.

Fight for Marriage Equality in Wisconsin Will Go On
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Fight for Marriage Equality in Wisconsin Will Go On

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court voted to recognize gay marriage.

NAACP Opposes Board Removal of Corporation Counsel
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NAACP Opposes Board Removal of Corporation Counsel

The Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP is adding their voice to County Executive Chris Abele’s and the many others who are urging the Milwaukee County Board not to fire the County’s top attorney.

County Executive Abele Presents John Malan with Purple Heart Pass
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County Executive Abele Presents John Malan with Purple Heart Pass

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will honor WTMJ-TV Meteorologist John Malan’s military service during the Marcus Center’s annual Flag Day celebration on Friday, June 14th.

Free Summer Events for Military Veterans in Milwaukee County
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Free Summer Events for Military Veterans in Milwaukee County

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is happy to announce that public and private agencies in Milwaukee County are once again offering active military, drilling reservists, veterans and their families free admission to a variety of entertainment venues this summer. From Summerfest to the Milwaukee County Zoo, veterans are being thanked for the service. For a […]

County Executive Abele Hires New Parks Director
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County Executive Abele Hires New Parks Director

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will hold a news conference today at Kosciuszko Park to introduce new Parks Director John Dargle.

County Executive Abele Thanks Legislators for Increasing Child Support Funding
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County Executive Abele Thanks Legislators for Increasing Child Support Funding

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele applauds members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee for putting money back into the budget to support Child Support funding across the state.

Milwaukee County Offering Help to Aging Veterans
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Milwaukee County Offering Help to Aging Veterans

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office (MCVSO) and the Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA) are organizing a free one-day event to deliver awareness of benefits to eligible aging veterans and their surviving spouses.

County Executive Abele Thanks Assembly for Passing Reform Bill
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County Executive Abele Thanks Assembly for Passing Reform Bill

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thanks the Wisconsin Assembly for approving the Milwaukee County reform bill.

County Executive Abele Vetoes Board’s Plan
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County Executive Abele Vetoes Board’s Plan

Veto Cites Legal Concerns and Lack of Clarity

County Executive Abele Announces Energy Saving Challenge
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County Executive Abele Announces Energy Saving Challenge

County Executive Chris Abele is announcing an Earth Day initiative to lower energy usage in county buildings, a move that will help the environment and save tax dollars.

Abele, Barrett and Other Milwaukee Leaders Urge Legislature to Restore Transit Funding
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Abele, Barrett and Other Milwaukee Leaders Urge Legislature to Restore Transit Funding

A coalition of Milwaukee leaders are sending a letter to lawmakers in Madison asking them to restore cuts in transit funding and requesting that they maintain the segregated Transportation Fund.

County Executive Chris Abele’s Statement on the Passage of the Milwaukee County Reform Bill
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County Executive Chris Abele’s Statement on the Passage of the Milwaukee County Reform Bill

The full Assembly is expected to take up the reform bill next week.

County Executive Abele Hires Economic Development Director
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County Executive Abele Hires Economic Development Director

Teig Whaley-Smith, Economic Development Firm Founder and Adjunct Professor of Law at Marquette University, Joins Milwaukee County

County Executive Abele Asks the State to Restore Transit Funding
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County Executive Abele Asks the State to Restore Transit Funding

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele testified in front of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) today.

Statement on Pension Backdrop Lawsuit
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Statement on Pension Backdrop Lawsuit

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement today about the lawsuit filed against Abele’s reform of the pension backdrop.

Hundreds of Job Openings for Military Veterans
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Hundreds of Job Openings for Military Veterans

Event Tomorrow 9am – 1pm

Veterans Job Fair Offers Hundreds of Job Openings for Vets
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Veterans Job Fair Offers Hundreds of Job Openings for Vets

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is happy to announce a Job Fair for Military Veterans will be held on Thursday, March 7th at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center from 9am - 1pm.

County Executive Abele Names House of Correction Superintendent
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County Executive Abele Names House of Correction Superintendent

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has named Michael Hafemann as the interim Superintendent of the House of Correction (HOC) in Franklin.

County Executive Abele Applauds Gov. Walker’s Commitment to Mental Health
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County Executive Abele Applauds Gov. Walker’s Commitment to Mental Health

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele applauds Governor Scott Walker’s announcement today of a $29 million investment in mental health programs and services.

Milwaukee County Deserves Better
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Milwaukee County Deserves Better

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement today in response to a story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Supervisor Deanna Alexander has been intimidated by Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and other Supervisors for supporting significant reform of the County Board.

County Executive Abele Celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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County Executive Abele Celebrates the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will attend a number of events Sunday and Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

2013 Wisconsin PGA Junior Championship Comes to Milwaukee County
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2013 Wisconsin PGA Junior Championship Comes to Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is excited to announce that the Wisconsin PGA will move its Junior Championship to Milwaukee County golf courses this summer.

Gun Violence Forum Looks for Solutions
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Gun Violence Forum Looks for Solutions

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will join Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards and U.S. Attorney James Santelle for a forum on gun violence tomorrow.

Abele Congratulates the 101st Wisconsin State Legislature
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Abele Congratulates the 101st Wisconsin State Legislature

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement about the 101st Wisconsin State Legislature who will be sworn in tomorrow.

County Executive Abele Orders Special Elections
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County Executive Abele Orders Special Elections

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced today special elections will be held to replace two County Supervisors.

Veterans Receive Purple Heart Passes
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Veterans Receive Purple Heart Passes

Pass Benefits All Wisconsin Vets Injured in Service

County Employees Celebrate Aaron Rodgers Day by Wearing Packers Gear, Donating to MACC Fund
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County Employees Celebrate Aaron Rodgers Day by Wearing Packers Gear, Donating to MACC Fund

County Employees Celebrate 12-12-12 by Wearing Packers Gear

County Executive Helps Celebrate Hanukkah with Menorah Lighting
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County Executive Helps Celebrate Hanukkah with Menorah Lighting

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Lubavitch of Wisconsin will celebrate the Hanukkah Menorah Lighting in the Milwaukee County Courthouse Rotunda on Monday, December 10th at 11:30am.

Milwaukee County Aging Study Shows Changing Face of Population
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Milwaukee County Aging Study Shows Changing Face of Population

Extensive Study Looks at Adults 60 and Older

Mitchell Airport Fares Among Lowest in the Nation
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Mitchell Airport Fares Among Lowest in the Nation

MKE Airfares Among Lowest in the Nation

Courthouse Tree Lighting Will Feature Santa, Singing & Sausages
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Courthouse Tree Lighting Will Feature Santa, Singing & Sausages

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will officially light the Milwaukee County Courthouse Christmas Tree this Thursday at 4:30pm.

Cudahy War Memorial Tree Chosen as County Christmas Tree
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Cudahy War Memorial Tree Chosen as County Christmas Tree

The Cudahy War Memorial is donating a tree from their memorial at Sheridan Park as the 2013 Milwaukee County Christmas Tree.

Cudahy War Memorial Tree Chosen as County Christmas Tree
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Cudahy War Memorial Tree Chosen as County Christmas Tree

The tree will be cut down on Monday, November 19, 2012 and moved to the Milwaukee County Courthouse.

Milwaukee County Board Raises Taxes $6.3 Million
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Milwaukee County Board Raises Taxes $6.3 Million

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors was given the unique opportunity today to make history and decrease taxes for Milwaukee County residents; instead they choose to raise taxes to pad their own benefits and support their own pet projects.

Abele Urges Board to Sustain Vetoes That Save $6.3 Million
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Abele Urges Board to Sustain Vetoes That Save $6.3 Million

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele signed vetoes today that will offer better public safety, better service and save taxpayers millions of dollars.

Abele’s Vetoes Lower Taxes $6.3 Million
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Abele’s Vetoes Lower Taxes $6.3 Million

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will sign vetoes today that, if upheld, will lower property taxes for every resident in Milwaukee County.

Veterans Day Ceremony Will Honor WWII Hero
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Veterans Day Ceremony Will Honor WWII Hero

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office are pleased to announce a unique award ceremony at the War Memorial Center on November 10, 2012.

Milwaukee County Parks Prepares For Effects from Hurricane Sandy
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Milwaukee County Parks Prepares For Effects from Hurricane Sandy

The Milwaukee County Parks Department is preparing the Lakefront for expected impacts from Hurricane Sandy.

Milwaukee County Board Raises Taxes While Sacrificing Service Level, Public Safety
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Milwaukee County Board Raises Taxes While Sacrificing Service Level, Public Safety

The Milwaukee County Board’s Budget Committee has voted to put politics above the interests of the community.

Global Rating Agency: Milwaukee County is on a Better Path
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Global Rating Agency: Milwaukee County is on a Better Path

In another sign that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is putting the County on the right path, Fitch Global Rating Agency has upgraded Milwaukee County’s bond rating from Negative to Stable.

County Board Votes Against Taxpayers and For the Status Quo
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County Board Votes Against Taxpayers and For the Status Quo

The Milwaukee County Board’s Budget Committee voted 9 - 0 today to raise taxes on Milwaukee County citizens.

County/City Parks Patrol Plan Will Save More than $5 Million Over Three Years
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County/City Parks Patrol Plan Will Save More than $5 Million Over Three Years

A just released analysis of the proposed Parks Patrol Plan between Milwaukee County and the City of Milwaukee shows that County taxpayers will save more than $5 million over three years.

Green Bay Packers Partner with Milwaukee County Parks
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Green Bay Packers Partner with Milwaukee County Parks

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is happy to announce a new partnership between the Milwaukee County Parks, United Way, the Green Bay Packers, and the NFL.

County Executive Abele Named to Bipartisan Debt Commission
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County Executive Abele Named to Bipartisan Debt Commission

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has been appointed to the Wisconsin Campaign to Fix the Debt committee.

County Executive Welcomes “Flash Mob” to the Courthouse
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County Executive Welcomes “Flash Mob” to the Courthouse

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is happy to announce the Milwaukee County Courthouse will be the spot of a “flash mob” to raise awareness and celebrate the achievements of blind and visually impaired people.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Public Policy Forum Praise Abele’s Budget
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Public Policy Forum Praise Abele’s Budget

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the nationally respected, non-partisan, Public Policy Forum have both praised Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s 2013 Budget proposal.

County Executive Abele Announces National Search for New Parks Director
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County Executive Abele Announces National Search for New Parks Director

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is announcing a national search for a new Parks Director to replace Sue Black. Black is no longer with Milwaukee County.