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Impact of Bus Rapid Transit in Milwaukee

Impact of Bus Rapid Transit in Milwaukee

$48 million high-speed bus line projected to carry 10,000 riders daily by 2035.

MCTS One Of The Best In The U.S.

MCTS One Of The Best In The U.S.

Report ranks county transit system 13th in providing access to jobs. County considers growth options.

Workers Urged to Use JobLines Buses

Workers Urged to Use JobLines Buses

Freeway lawsuit got $13.5 million settlement; two bus lines to suburban jobs created.

Plenty of Horne: $2 Million BRT Study Underway
Plenty of Horne

$2 Million BRT Study Underway

25 detectors along 9-mile Bus Rapid Transit route measure traffic to find best route.

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

What Will Happen To Route 61?

What Will Happen To Route 61?

One of three bus routes connecting inner city workers to suburban jobs, its funding may run out.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bus System Will Go Paperless
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bus System Will Go Paperless

Paper transfers and tickets are gone, but the union is still upset.

No new meetings planned for MCTS and union
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No new meetings planned for MCTS and union

Murphy’s Law: Who’s To Blame for Bus Strike?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s To Blame for Bus Strike?

The union? Chris Abele? John Weishan? Scott Walker? A frank assessment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 15 Myths About The Bus Strike (and More)
Eyes on Milwaukee

15 Myths About The Bus Strike (and More)

Bus service continuing, but union president references more potential work stoppages. What else did he say?

New Technology Changing Bus System

New Technology Changing Bus System

Real-time bus location information and smart fare cards are changing how riders use the bus system.

As bus drivers vote, transit union chief predicting strike
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As bus drivers vote, transit union chief predicting strike

Milwaukee County bus drivers, mechanics authorize leaders to call strike
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Milwaukee County bus drivers, mechanics authorize leaders to call strike

MCTS Names Brendan Conway Chief Marketing and Communication Officer
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MCTS Names Brendan Conway Chief Marketing and Communication Officer

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is proud to announce the hiring of Brendan Conway as its new Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.

Murphy’s Law: The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park
Murphy’s Law

The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park

The proposed sale to NML suggests the city has yet to learn from its folly in building this eyesore.

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.”

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

Murphy’s Law: Who’s To Blame For Yet Another Pension Giveaway?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s To Blame For Yet Another Pension Giveaway?

Abele wants some 200 retirees to stop getting illegal pension benefits, but board members are outraged.

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.

‘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 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 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 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.

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.

In Milwaukee, Mayor Rybak Unveils New Ad Campaign to Attract Same-Sex Weddings to Minneapolis
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In Milwaukee, Mayor Rybak Unveils New Ad Campaign to Attract Same-Sex Weddings to Minneapolis

“I Want to Marry You in Minneapolis” campaign running in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago publications

Abele Dumps County Transit Company

Abele Dumps County Transit Company

Public bidding process awards bus contract to for-profit company.

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.

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 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.

Murphy’s Law: Sheriff Clarke’s New Buddies
Murphy’s Law

Sheriff Clarke’s New Buddies

The conservative lawman and liberal county board have suddenly gotten very friendly. Why?

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.

Murphy’s Law: County Lobbyists Asleep on the Job?
Murphy’s Law

County Lobbyists Asleep on the Job?

They should be working to get more state funding. But they’re too busy protecting the county board.

Murphy’s Law: Who’s Right in County Budget Battle?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s Right in County Budget Battle?

County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic trashes Abele’s budget. But did she improve it?

Murphy’s Law: Too Many Cops in Milwaukee County?
Murphy’s Law

Too Many Cops in Milwaukee County?

The high cost of a huge sheriff’s budget and 19 local police departments.

Murphy’s Law: Abele Under Fire
Murphy’s Law

Abele Under Fire

Has the Johnny Thomas situation poisoned relations between the county exec and county board?

Beer Gardens Back at Pere Marquette

Beer Gardens Back at Pere Marquette

It was off after Sue Black's firing. Now it's back on.

Murphy’s Law: Myths About Black’s Firing
Murphy’s Law

Myths About Black’s Firing

Strip away the myths and you begin to see why Abele dumped her.

The Chatter: Abele vs County Board — Again
The Chatter

Abele vs County Board — Again

Someone leaked the info on Abele's plan for a 44 story lakefront tower, leaving him apologizing to the board.

Murphy’s Law: The Farley Fiasco
Murphy’s Law

The Farley Fiasco

Is the County board punishing Abele’s aide Patrick Farley for whistle blowing?