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Joe Sanfelippo

Joe Sanfelippo is a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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Taxi Owner-Drivers Officially Join Lawsuit to Stand Up for Transportation Freedom
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Taxi Owner-Drivers Officially Join Lawsuit to Stand Up for Transportation Freedom

Cheema, Malik and IJ have asked the court to dismiss the cab companies’ lawsuit.

Taxicab Permit Lottery Ordinance Will Hurt Small Businesses
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Taxicab Permit Lottery Ordinance Will Hurt Small Businesses

"This is like Russian Roulette," said a taxicab driver.

Historical record shows high-performing school was always part of Malcolm X redevelopment plan
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Historical record shows high-performing school was always part of Malcolm X redevelopment plan

Legislators' comments show lack of awareness of facts

Malcolm X to house high-performing school
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Malcolm X to house high-performing school

Legislative leaders misstate facts, ignore MPS efforts to place internationally recognized program in school

Taxi Freedom Wins
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Taxi Freedom Wins

Judge Rejects Cab Owners Cartel’s Attempt to Halt New Taxis License Program

Murphy’s Law: Will Republicans Support a Bucks Bailout?
Murphy’s Law

Will Republicans Support a Bucks Bailout?

It can’t get done without GOP legislators, but they have deeply felt reasons for opposing any deal.

Milwaukee Taxi Owners Sue to Block New Law
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Milwaukee Taxi Owners Sue to Block New Law

Independent taxi drivers and Institute for Justice attorneys promise vigorous defense

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.

City will fight last-ditch effort by cab companies to preserve unfair monopoly
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City will fight last-ditch effort by cab companies to preserve unfair monopoly

The City of Milwaukee will move forward with plans to issue 100 new taxi cab licenses, even as a group of current taxi owners and operators attempt to thwart the legislative process with a last-ditch federal lawsuit.

Supervisor Taylor Welcomes State Bill Concerning County Mental Health Care Changes But Believes it Does Not Go Far Enough
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Supervisor Taylor Welcomes State Bill Concerning County Mental Health Care Changes But Believes it Does Not Go Far Enough

Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee County Supervisor Steve F. Taylor today expressed his support for a measure before the State Legislature concerning the restructuring of the Milwaukee County mental health care system but believes that the bill does not go far enough. The bill takes away the oversight role from the Milwaukee County Board and transfers […]

Supervisor Jursik Criticizes Shoreline Bill
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Supervisor Jursik Criticizes Shoreline Bill

Jursik Says Shoreline Bill Washes Out Trustee Duty to Protect Public Access

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. QUESTIONS Bill on Mental Health
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. QUESTIONS Bill on Mental Health

Says Legislation Could Reduce Accountability, Looks Like More of the Same; He Questions How It Will Help Patients

Murphy’s Law: Will Taxicab Issue Ever Be Settled?
Murphy’s Law

Will Taxicab Issue Ever Be Settled?

City Attorney’s legal opinion helps clarify things, but it’s still a contentious issue.

Plenty of Horne: Campaign Season Kicks Off
Plenty of Horne

Campaign Season Kicks Off

Politicos flock to Jon Richards fundraiser, and judicial candidate Janet C. Protasiewicz's event.

Murphy’s Law: How Republicans Will Hurt City Real Estate
Murphy’s Law

How Republicans Will Hurt City Real Estate

Reacting to a smelly deal involving one school building, legislators are pushing a badly-flawed bill that worsens the problem.

Milwaukee residents deserve a Milwaukee hearing on MPS buildings bill
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Milwaukee residents deserve a Milwaukee hearing on MPS buildings bill

Statement of Alderman Ashanti Hamilton October 9, 2013

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

Party leaders let them sponsor high-profile bills likely to win votes.

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.

Murphy’s Law: The Mystery of Sanfelippo’s Taxicab Empire
Murphy’s Law

The Mystery of Sanfelippo’s Taxicab Empire

Why is Rep. Joe Sanfelippo the registered agent for all of his brother’s many companies?

Murphy’s Law: Terrible Town for Taxis
Murphy’s Law

Terrible Town for Taxis

How a city permit system enabled a cartel to dominate the taxicab business, stifling competition and providing poor service.

State Must Move Forward on County Reform
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State Must Move Forward on County Reform

Freshman County Supervisor Exposes Board’s Real Intentions

Milwaukee County Board Announces Major Board Reform Overhaul
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Milwaukee County Board Announces Major Board Reform Overhaul

$2.75 Million Cut to Board Budget

Murphy’s Law: County Board Violates Its Own Law
Murphy’s Law

County Board Violates Its Own Law

Lobbyists have worked without board approval, which could be a cause for “discharge” of board chair Dimitrivjevic.

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

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

Supervisor Thanks Residents for Attending Town Hall
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Supervisor Thanks Residents for Attending Town Hall

Meeting nearly derailed by non-resident activists

Murphy’s Law: The Not-So-Straight Story
Murphy’s Law

The Not-So-Straight Story

Journal Sentinel coverage of county board downsizing misleads folks on both sides of issue.

Supervisor Taylor Reacts to Milwaukee County Governance Reform Bill
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Supervisor Taylor Reacts to Milwaukee County Governance Reform Bill

Following the introduction of LRB 1340/2 in the State Legislature, a bill that aims at reforming Milwaukee County government, Supervisor Taylor issued the following statement.

County Supervisor Supports New Reform Bill
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County Supervisor Supports New Reform Bill

Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander is pleased to announce support for changes made in the drafting process of state legislation aimed at reforming governance in Milwaukee County.

Bowen, Stamper Respond to Statement Issued by Supervisor Alexander
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Bowen, Stamper Respond to Statement Issued by Supervisor Alexander

Supervisors David Bowen, District 10, and Russell W. Stamper II, District 5, have issued statements in response to claims by Supervisor Deanna Alexander that elected officials meddled in the affairs of the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner and led to the resignation of Christopher Poulus.

Murphy’s Law: The Return of Sue Black
Murphy’s Law

The Return of Sue Black

How she got the new job. And will she run against Chris Abele?

Supervisor Alexander Calls for Audit of County Board
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Supervisor Alexander Calls for Audit of County Board

Two-Thirds board vote required before proposal can even be heard.

A Proposal to Downsize County Board and Staff
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A Proposal to Downsize County Board and Staff

An open letter to the residents of Milwaukee County

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: Rep. Sanfelippo Says Full-Speed Ahead
Murphy’s Law

Rep. Sanfelippo Says Full-Speed Ahead

His bill to downsize county government will be introduced next week and he predicts it will pass.

Murphy’s Law: Bill to Cut Supervisor Pay Likely
Murphy’s Law

Bill to Cut Supervisor Pay Likely

Despite Republican delays and opposition by the board, the bill has a good chance of passage.

Community Coalition Announces Support for Legislation to Reform Milwaukee County Governance
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Community Coalition Announces Support for Legislation to Reform Milwaukee County Governance

Reform would protect critical quality of life services, empower citizen legislators and give voters a direct voice in how they wish to be represented.

Murphy’s Law: Why We Need a Part-Time County Board
Murphy’s Law

Why We Need a Part-Time County Board

For 125 years, the board was part-time. Then Tom Ament and company nudged it up to full-time. Why?

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.

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
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Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Announces Seven “Chat with the Chair” Events for the Month of December
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Announces Seven “Chat with the Chair” Events for the Month of December

“Chats” set for Whitefish Bay, South Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, Greenfield, Greendale, Hales Corners and Bayside

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, under the leadership of Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, has adopted the 2013 Budget today.

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
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Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

County Board Approves Negotiations for The Couture

County Board Approves Negotiations for The Couture

Proposed 44-floor building for lakefront stays on track

S. 2nd Street Street Re-design Approved at Committee

S. 2nd Street Street Re-design Approved at Committee

For over a year business owners, property owners, and residents in Walker's Point have worked to have S. 2nd Street rebuilt with people in mind. The plan, as UrbanMilwaukee.com has covered in past, includes narrowing the street from 58 feet to 50 feet, removing travel lanes, and adding bike lanes, street trees, and new lighting with the goal of creating a street conducive to multiple modes of transportation, be it walking, biking, or driving.

RTA Meets the Milwaukee County Board – Meeting Recap

RTA Meets the Milwaukee County Board – Meeting Recap

The Milwaukee County Board's Transportation, Public Works, and Transit Committee, chaired by Supervisor Michael Mayo, held a meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the recommendations approved by the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Transit Authority. Julia Taylor, the Governor's Appointee on the RTA, was on hand to answer questions along with Carl Mueller, the RTA's PR consultant, and Ken Yunker, who has worked closely with the RTA in his role at SEWRPC.