Ald. Khalif Rainey

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Ascension committed to St. Joseph Hospital for the long haul
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Ascension committed to St. Joseph Hospital for the long haul

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey - August 11, 2017

Common Council approves new Pioneering Innovations Commission
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Common Council approves new Pioneering Innovations Commission

News release from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey

20th Annual Concerts in the Park continues next Wednesday
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20th Annual Concerts in the Park continues next Wednesday

The jazz and reggae music is being featured during free Wednesday concerts at the Sr. Jeanne Gengler Park, 5000 W. Burleigh St.

Ald. Rainey urges residents to help combat reckless driving
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Ald. Rainey urges residents to help combat reckless driving

“There is nothing more selfish than choosing to prioritize your personal convenience over the safety and well-being of your fellow Milwaukeeans”

Ald. Rainey thanks Irgens Development for support of Midnight Basketball League
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Ald. Rainey thanks Irgens Development for support of Midnight Basketball League

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey March 17, 2017

Rehabilitated felons could buy city-owned property, under new legislation
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Rehabilitated felons could buy city-owned property, under new legislation

The intent is to ensure that equal opportunities for housing and employment are available to all Milwaukeeans

Alderman Rainey grateful for BMO Harris Bank’s reinvestment in Sherman Park
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Alderman Rainey grateful for BMO Harris Bank’s reinvestment in Sherman Park

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey February 23, 2017

A step forward for justice in the shooting death of Sylville Smith
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A step forward for justice in the shooting death of Sylville Smith

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey December 15, 2016

Major $2 million neighborhood improvement grant will help Sherman Park
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Major $2 million neighborhood improvement grant will help Sherman Park

Joint statement from Alderman Khalif J. Rainey, Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II and Alderman Michael J. Murphy November 22, 2016

Release of Sylville Smith police video needed to bring peace to Sherman Park
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Release of Sylville Smith police video needed to bring peace to Sherman Park

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey October 28, 2016

Announcement of Talgo’s new Century City project is cause for excitement
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Announcement of Talgo’s new Century City project is cause for excitement

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey September 26, 2016

Council signs off on resolution creating the Office of African American Affairs
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Council signs off on resolution creating the Office of African American Affairs

The staffing makeup of the Office of African American Affairs will be determined in 2017 budget discussions.

A plea for peace in our neighborhoods
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A plea for peace in our neighborhoods

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey August 15, 2016

A productive response to injustice is needed in wake of gas station shooting
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A productive response to injustice is needed in wake of gas station shooting

Statement of Alderman Khalif J. Rainey July 22, 2016

Council takes key step to address problem of food deserts
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Council takes key step to address problem of food deserts

The measure directs the Department of City Development to study the problem of food deserts in Milwaukee and put together a list of potential solutions.

500 Fathers needed to stand up against violence, set positive tone for Milwaukee
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500 Fathers needed to stand up against violence, set positive tone for Milwaukee

“If we are united we can stand together and bring positive change to Milwaukee.”

Supervisor Rainey Says Minority Impact Statements Will Help Disadvantaged Communities
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Supervisor Rainey Says Minority Impact Statements Will Help Disadvantaged Communities

Resolution Will Measure Contracts’ Effects on At-Risk Populations

Milwaukee County Board Passes Measure Calling for Creation of an Office on African American Affairs
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Milwaukee County Board Passes Measure Calling for Creation of an Office on African American Affairs

Resolution by Supervisor Khalif Rainey Seeks to Identify and Address Issues In the African American Community

Finance Committee Approves Amendment for Office on African American Affairs
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Finance Committee Approves Amendment for Office on African American Affairs

Sup. Rainey’s Amendment Funds Staff to Advise the County Executive and County Board on Issues Affecting the African American Community

Supervisor Rainey Calls for Office on African American Affairs
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Supervisor Rainey Calls for Office on African American Affairs

Office to Identify Ways to Improve Quality of Life for African Americans

Supervisor Khalif Rainey Calls for State Expungement Law Reform
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Supervisor Khalif Rainey Calls for State Expungement Law Reform

Rainey’s resolution states that Milwaukee County supports efforts to give certain rehabilitated individuals a second chance by reforming and expanding the current expungement law.

Supervisors Rainey and Weddle Outraged by County Executive’s Comments at Budget Address
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Supervisors Rainey and Weddle Outraged by County Executive’s Comments at Budget Address

They Say Chris Abele Lacks Sensitivity on Issues Affecting African Americans

Milwaukee County Board Approves $870,000 in Funds for McGovern Park
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Milwaukee County Board Approves $870,000 in Funds for McGovern Park

New Money Will Improve Rest Room, Covered Pavilion

Supervisor Rainey Calls for Voting Requirement if Drug Testing is Required for Food Stamps, Jobless Benefits
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Supervisor Rainey Calls for Voting Requirement if Drug Testing is Required for Food Stamps, Jobless Benefits

Calls on Gov. Scott Walker to Include Voting Requirement in Legislation

Sup. Rainey Says Measure to Allow 16-Year-Old Vote on School Board Elections Would Increase Participation in Electoral System
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Sup. Rainey Says Measure to Allow 16-Year-Old Vote on School Board Elections Would Increase Participation in Electoral System

County Board Passes Measure That Also Calls for Lowering Age for Registering to Vote

Supervisor Khalif Rainey Calls for Contemplation on King Day
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Supervisor Khalif Rainey Calls for Contemplation on King Day

Suggests Everyone Consider Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

Rainey Budget Amendment Calls for Major County Holiday on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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Rainey Budget Amendment Calls for Major County Holiday on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Supervisor Says a Major County Holiday is an Appropriate Way of Honoring King

Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey Applauds Committtee Approval of Body Cameras For Law Enforcement in County Budget
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey Applauds Committtee Approval of Body Cameras For Law Enforcement in County Budget

Says Technology and Training Can Assist in Protecting Public and Officers

Supervisor Khalif Rainey Critical of Gov. Scott Walker Administrtion Ruling on Minimum Wage
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Supervisor Khalif Rainey Critical of Gov. Scott Walker Administrtion Ruling on Minimum Wage

Says Ruling Shows Walker Opposes a Hike While Polls Show Strong Support

Supervisor Khalif Rainey Applauds Board Action on Voter ID Resolution
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Supervisor Khalif Rainey Applauds Board Action on Voter ID Resolution

Resolution Provides Free Transportation to DMV for Those Needing Photo IDs

Supervisor Rainey Introduces Resolution for Advisory Referendum on Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 an Hour
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Supervisor Rainey Introduces Resolution for Advisory Referendum on Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 an Hour

Rainey Says Current Minimum Wage Inadequate to Keeping People Out of Poverty

Supervisor Rainey Calls on Gubernatorial Candidates to Address Racial Disparities and Violence in Milwaukee County
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Supervisor Rainey Calls on Gubernatorial Candidates to Address Racial Disparities and Violence in Milwaukee County

Says African American Community in "State of Crisis;" Asks Candidates for Concrete Plans to Address Continuing Racial Disparities, Violence

Voter Registration Resolution Passes County Board
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Voter Registration Resolution Passes County Board

Supervisor Rainey Urges County Executive to Sign Measure Designed to Increase Voter Participation

Voter Registration Resolution Goes to County Board for Approval on April 24
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Voter Registration Resolution Goes to County Board for Approval on April 24

Supervisor Khalif Rainey Says Resolution Would Make It Easier to Register Voters

African Americans and Latinos Losing Economic Ground in Milwaukee County and Nationwide
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African Americans and Latinos Losing Economic Ground in Milwaukee County and Nationwide

​Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey issued a statement following the release of the "State of Black America" report.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey Criticizes Bill Limiting Early Voting Hours
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey Criticizes Bill Limiting Early Voting Hours

Supervisor Khalif Rainey called a proposal to limit early voting hour, "a broadside to the ability of minority voters to turn out at the polls."

Supervisor Khalif Rainey is Critical of Jail Video Visitation Problems
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Supervisor Khalif Rainey is Critical of Jail Video Visitation Problems

Long Lines, Poor Communications System Decrease Jail Morale, Make Conditions Dangerous

Milwaukee County Board Passess Rainey’s Resolution to Create Minority Impact Statements for County Contracts and Grants of $300,000 or More
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Milwaukee County Board Passess Rainey’s Resolution to Create Minority Impact Statements for County Contracts and Grants of $300,000 or More

Ordinance Would Ensure That At-Risk Minority Populations Are Considered in County Projects

Supervisor Khalif Rainey Expresses Outrage Over bill To Allow MPD To Conduct Its Own Investigations When Prisoners Die in Their Custody
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Supervisor Khalif Rainey Expresses Outrage Over bill To Allow MPD To Conduct Its Own Investigations When Prisoners Die in Their Custody

Rainey said it was “outrageous” that under the bill other police departments would be investigated by the state Department of Justice or an agency outside the county in case of prisoner deaths.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey Proposes Minority Impact Statements for County Contracts and Grants of $300,000 or More
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Khalif Rainey Proposes Minority Impact Statements for County Contracts and Grants of $300,000 or More

Proposal Would Ensure That At-Risk Minority Populations Are Considered in County Projects

Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey, Russell Stamper II Demand Explanations on Abstention Votes
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Khalif Rainey, Russell Stamper II Demand Explanations on Abstention Votes

They Will Introduce a Resolution Requiring Explanations for Abstentions

Supervisor Khalif Rainey Gets Unanimous County Board Support of Parks Wi-Fi Resolution
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Supervisor Khalif Rainey Gets Unanimous County Board Support of Parks Wi-Fi Resolution

The Plan Will Explore Creation of Wi-Fi Hot Spots in County Parks

Supervisor Rainey Amendment to Help McGovern Park Wins Approval
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Supervisor Rainey Amendment to Help McGovern Park Wins Approval

The Milwaukee County Board Committee on Finance, Personnel and Audit voted to approve a budget amendment to refurbish the basketball courts at McGovern Park.

Supervisor Khalif Rainey Encourages Constituents to Make Use of “Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Clinic”
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Supervisor Khalif Rainey Encourages Constituents to Make Use of “Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Clinic”

Clinic Provides Free Volunteer Legal Services in Under-served Areas