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Marina Dimitrijevic

Marina Dimitrijevic is the Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

Dimitrijevic (D) is a candidate for the 19th Assembly District.

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House Confidential: Lipscomb’s River Ranch
House Confidential

Lipscomb’s River Ranch

County Board chairman's ranch is in isolated part of Glendale near dammed river.

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Passing the Gavel

Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic Invites Community to Grand Opening of the South Shore Terrace August 19
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Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic Invites Community to Grand Opening of the South Shore Terrace August 19

The renewed terrace was revived through a partnership with MillerCoors and the Milwaukee County Parks Department.

Marina Dimitrijevic to lead new Wisconsin Working Families Party
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Marina Dimitrijevic to lead new Wisconsin Working Families Party

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.

Lipscomb Elected Chairman of Milwaukee County Board
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Lipscomb Elected Chairman of Milwaukee County Board

New Chairman Urges Unity to “Make Milwaukee County the Best It Can Be”

County Surplus Funds Should be Reinvested
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County Surplus Funds Should be Reinvested

County Board Overrides Veto, Allows Funds From Surplus to be Used for Parks, Transit; Also Passes Measure Protecting Taxpayers From Actuaries’ Error on Pensions

Public-To-Public Partnership Between Milwaukee Art Museum and County on O’Donnell Park is “Moving Forward”
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Public-To-Public Partnership Between Milwaukee Art Museum and County on O’Donnell Park is “Moving Forward”

Report to Parks Committee Shows MAM Taking Critical Steps Forward on O’Donnell Park

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and Sup. Lipscomb: County Surplus Funds Should Be Reinvested
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and Sup. Lipscomb: County Surplus Funds Should Be Reinvested

The plan put forward by Dimitrijevic and Lipscomb builds on a vision of “encouraging pride in our community and our county and on identifying tangible ways to move it forward,” Dimitrijevic said.

Consultant undershot county pension funding by nearly $20 million
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Consultant undershot county pension funding by nearly $20 million

Legal analysis determines state can legally strip land sale control from Milwaukee County Board
Murphy’s Law: Abele Bids to Be King?
Murphy’s Law

Abele Bids to Be King?

Proposal increasing county exec’s authority is a naked power grab with no public discussion or hearings and dangerously unforeseen consequences.

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Responds to Proposals that Would Wipe-Out Public Transparency and Erase Checks and Balances in Milwaukee County Government
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Responds to Proposals that Would Wipe-Out Public Transparency and Erase Checks and Balances in Milwaukee County Government

Requests that Assembly and Senate Remove Item #67 in Motion #999 from the State Budget

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.

Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Supervisor Mayo, Call for Restoration of Bus Service
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Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Supervisor Mayo, Call for Restoration of Bus Service

Mayo Calls for Immediate Resumption of Talks, Dimitrijevic Calls for a Compromise

Milwaukee County Adopts S.E.E.D. Legislation
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Milwaukee County Adopts S.E.E.D. Legislation

Supervisors override executive veto of program to eliminate “food deserts” among elderly, low-income neighborhoods in Milwaukee County

County panel delays Park East land sale to Bucks development group
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County panel delays Park East land sale to Bucks development group

Milwaukee County Board Of Supervisors Set Public Hearing On Proposal To Develop Park East Land
Murphy’s Law: Abele Plan for Bucks Arena Won’t Work
Murphy’s Law

Abele Plan for Bucks Arena Won’t Work

The county has nowhere near $4 million in annual debt for state to collect -- and Abele may lack the power to deliver it.

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors set Public Hearing on Proposal to Develop Park East Land
Murphy’s Law: Arena Plan is Massive Tax Shift to Milwaukee
Murphy’s Law

Arena Plan is Massive Tax Shift to Milwaukee

County taxpayers will pay far more than predicted, as state legislators back away from the deal.

Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Thanks Board for Overwhelming Support of SEED Legislation to Eliminate Food Deserts
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Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Thanks Board for Overwhelming Support of SEED Legislation to Eliminate Food Deserts

Program Aims to Provide Access to Fresh Healthy Food to All

Cesar Chavez’s Birthday Becomes Minor Holiday for County Employees
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Cesar Chavez’s Birthday Becomes Minor Holiday for County Employees

Latino Civil Rights Leader to be Honored Annually on His Birthday, Resolution Allows Employees to Attend “Chavez Day of Action”

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Statement on the Future of O’Donnell Park
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Statement on the Future of O’Donnell Park

“I look forward to the results of these discussions as we move toward a new vision for the Milwaukee Art Museum and O’Donnell Park”

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Joins Dane County in Call for Indiana Travel Ban
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Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Joins Dane County in Call for Indiana Travel Ban

Says Milwaukee County Taxpayer Dollars Should Not Be Spent in Indiana Due to State’s Discriminatory New “Religious Freedom” Law

Plats and Parcels: More Delays in Lakefront Development
Plats and Parcels

More Delays in Lakefront Development

County board's contradictory proposals on O'Donnell Park and court case affecting The Couture continue to stall potential development.

County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Invites Public to a Discussion on the Future of South Shore Park
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County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Invites Public to a Discussion on the Future of South Shore Park

Major improvements to water quality at beach planned

GO Passes Available Starting March 31
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GO Passes Available Starting March 31

New resource increases independence and transit ridership.

County Board Pushes Seniors on the Bus; Kicks Financial Warnings to the Curb
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County Board Pushes Seniors on the Bus; Kicks Financial Warnings to the Curb

Half of the County Board (Broderick, Haas, Johnson, Jursik, Rainey, Romo West, Weishan, Dimitrijevic) blocked an important financial report from becoming part of the County’s official records today.  The report was sent by the Comptroller to all County Supervisors via email in response to concerns that the real costs of implementing the GO Pass, (a […]

Fresh Conversations to Begin on the Future of Downtown Lakefront and O’Donnell Park
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Fresh Conversations to Begin on the Future of Downtown Lakefront and O’Donnell Park

Discussions Between Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee County Aim to Create Public-to-Public Partnership That Serves All

Supervisors Announce New Bus Service to Suburban Job Centers
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Supervisors Announce New Bus Service to Suburban Job Centers

County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Supervisor Patricia Jursik, and Supervisor Theo Lipscomb to take inaugural ride on March 23 in Oak Creek and Brown Deer.

Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic to Address Sustainability Summit
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Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic to Address Sustainability Summit

March 4-6 Summit to Focus on Climate, Energy, Water, Food and Health at Wisconsin Center

Dimitrijevic to hold listening session at Pulaski Pool
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Dimitrijevic to hold listening session at Pulaski Pool

Neighborhood listening session will combine with “dollar days” event

Murphy’s Law: The County Board’s Anti-Environmental Boondoggle
Murphy’s Law

The County Board’s Anti-Environmental Boondoggle

Its Estabrook Dam decision will cost taxpayers millions and harm environment.

Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration
Friday Photos

Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

Murphy’s Law: Will County Pass Another Pension Giveaway?
Murphy’s Law

Will County Pass Another Pension Giveaway?

Board members favor a “grandfather clause” protecting retirees with illegal payments that could cost taxpayers $10 million.

Plenty of Horne: Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Crowd Celebrates City Birthday Party

Politicians, PR people and other notables schmoozed away. The best rumor was that Chief Flynn might be retiring.

In Public: The Bus Stop That Isn’t
In Public

The Bus Stop That Isn’t

The Bay View “art stop” is neither art nor a good bus stop. For one-tenth the price, the city could have done far better.

Avalon Theater’s Grand Opening is a Winner

Avalon Theater’s Grand Opening is a Winner

Barrett salutes the theater’s and Bay View’s redevelopment, but is upstaged by the facility’s lovely redesign.

Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Announces New Commitment of $200,000 in Workforce Development Funding on Couture and Streetcar Projects
Milwaukee County Adopts 2015 Budget
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Milwaukee County Adopts 2015 Budget

Expands Transit Service, Support for Homeless Residents and Provides Funding for Parks

Milwaukee County Board Approves $1.3 Billion Budget
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Milwaukee County Board Approves $1.3 Billion Budget

Budget Includes Improvements to Transit, Parks, Cultural Assets and Public Safety

Eyes on Milwaukee: Another Bad Transit Plan By County Board
Eyes on Milwaukee

Another Bad Transit Plan By County Board

Amendment slipped into budget has had no public review and could leave system $1 million short (or worse) by end of 2015.

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Hearing Nov. 3 at the Milwaukee Art Museum
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Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Hearing Nov. 3 at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Public Invited to Comment on 2015 Budget; Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Milwaukee County Board Moves Forward on Free Transit Rides for Seniors and Persons With Disabilities
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Milwaukee County Board Moves Forward on Free Transit Rides for Seniors and Persons With Disabilities

Adds New Transit Service to Job Centers in Brown Deer and Oak Creek

Supervisors Put Forth Plan to Invest $10 Million in Parks and Cultural Assets
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Supervisors Put Forth Plan to Invest $10 Million in Parks and Cultural Assets

Sup. Broderick and Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Announce Amendment to Fund Parks Deferred Maintenance, Reverse Cuts to Cultural Institutions

Will Northwestern Mutual Be the Partner Milwaukee County Needs?
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Will Northwestern Mutual Be the Partner Milwaukee County Needs?

Supervisor Patricia Jursik States One Piece Remains to be Added to Gain Her Support for the O’Donnell Sale: Deed Restricting the Southeast Quadrant to Protect the Continued Stewardship of the Lakefront

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Says Actions by the U.S. Supreme Court Have Cleard the Way for Milwaukee County to Begin Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
Friday Photos: Bay View ArtStop Opens
Friday Photos

Bay View ArtStop Opens

It's a bus stop, art work, and urban island. Grand opening is tonight, but we've already got photos of the new amenity.

Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee Welcomes Public Input as it Begins Budget Review
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Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee Welcomes Public Input as it Begins Budget Review

Announces Public Hearing on October 20 at Milwaukee School of Languages

Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Supervisor Jason Haas to Hold Joint Town Hall Meeting October 20
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Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Supervisor Jason Haas to Hold Joint Town Hall Meeting October 20

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and Sup. Haas to Hold Town Hall Meeting October 20

Alderman Zielinski to host Art Stop Unveiling event Friday
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Alderman Zielinski to host Art Stop Unveiling event Friday

Mayor Barrett, County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic also scheduled to participate

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Hearing Nov. 3 at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Joint Night Hearing of Parks, Economic Development Committees to be Held on Proposed Sale of O’Donnell Park on September 10
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Joint Night Hearing of Parks, Economic Development Committees to be Held on Proposed Sale of O’Donnell Park on September 10

Public Meeting Designed to Get Maximum Testimony From Milwaukee County Residents on Proposed Sale to Northwestern Mutual

Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Thanks MillerCoors for Generous Donation to South Shore
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Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Thanks MillerCoors for Generous Donation to South Shore

Says $500,000 Contribution Will Help Revitalize Park and Beach

Joint Night Hearing of Parks, Economic Development Committees to be Held On Proposed Sale of O’Donnell Park on September 10th
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Joint Night Hearing of Parks, Economic Development Committees to be Held On Proposed Sale of O’Donnell Park on September 10th

Public Meeting Designed to Get Maximum Testimony From Milwaukee County Residents on Proposed Sale to Northwestern Mutual

The State of Politics: Low-Turnout Election Had Big Results
The State of Politics

Low-Turnout Election Had Big Results

For first time, voters could elect two female candidates to top state-wide offices.

With Grassroots Win for State Assembly, Brostoff Thanks District for Support
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With Grassroots Win for State Assembly, Brostoff Thanks District for Support

As Democratic nominee for District 19, Brostoff stresses unity, positive dialogue

Plenty of Horne: Abele Goes O-fer On Election Night
Plenty of Horne

Abele Goes O-fer On Election Night

Sheriff Clarke wins democratic primary. Plus: The rest of election night's winners and losers.

The State of Politics: Pick Tuesday’s Primary Winners
The State of Politics

Pick Tuesday’s Primary Winners

Burke v. Hulsey won't be close. But the 19th Assembly District Democratic primary looks to be very competitive, who will win it?

Murphy’s Law: Is David Clarke “Sheriff Spends a Lot”?
Murphy’s Law

Is David Clarke “Sheriff Spends a Lot”?

Attack ads blast Clarke. Another targets “dysfunctional” Marina Dimitrijevic. Who’s buying all these nasty ads?

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic, Supervisor Rainey Applaud Passage of Minimum Wage Referendum Measure
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic, Supervisor Rainey Applaud Passage of Minimum Wage Referendum Measure

Increases in Minimum Wage Part of a National Trend, Referendum Seeks Local Input

State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa Endorses Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly
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State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa Endorses Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly

Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa announced her support for Marina Dimitrijevic in Assembly District 19.

Murphy’s Law: The Sheer Ambition of Marina Dimitrijevic
Murphy’s Law

The Sheer Ambition of Marina Dimitrijevic

She’s running for assembly but wanted to continue as county supervisor and collect two full-time salaries.

Fair Wisconsin Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly
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Fair Wisconsin Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly

A Proven Champion for Equality

19th District Assembly Seat Candidate Forum
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19th District Assembly Seat Candidate Forum

Monday, August 4 in Bay View

Citizen Action Wisconsin Endorses Marina
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Citizen Action Wisconsin Endorses Marina

Citizen Action of Wisconsin has joined a growing number of organizations endorsing Marina Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly.

The State of Politics: Wide-Open Battle for 19th Assembly District
The State of Politics

Wide-Open Battle for 19th Assembly District

Four talented candidates battling for open district which runs from Bay View to East Side.

Idea of Sale of O’Donnell Parking Structure  ​Will Have Public Input
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Idea of Sale of O’Donnell Parking Structure ​Will Have Public Input

County Board Will Hold Hearings

Wisconsin Progress Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for State Assembly
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Wisconsin Progress Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for State Assembly

Progressives Choose Marina

Milwaukee County Board Votes to Place Minimum Wage Referendum on November Ballot
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Milwaukee County Board Votes to Place Minimum Wage Referendum on November Ballot

County Leaders, Low Wage Workers, Advocates and Allies Hail Step Forward to Raise Wages for Working People In Wisconsin

Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council Endorses Dimitrijevic for State Assembly
County Clerk Czarnezki Congratulates Same Sex Couples and Thanks Staff
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County Clerk Czarnezki Congratulates Same Sex Couples and Thanks Staff

“Judge Crabb’s decision is a giant step towards marriage equality,”

Clean Wisconsin Action Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly
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Clean Wisconsin Action Endorses Marina Dimitrijevic for the State Assembly

Marina is a Proven Champion for Protecting Our Environment

Chairwoman Celebrates Ruling That Finally Brings Marriage Equality to Wisconsin
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Chairwoman Celebrates Ruling That Finally Brings Marriage Equality to Wisconsin

"A just society is one that will thrive."

Dimitrijevic for Assembly: Gains Endorsement of Public Educators in Wisconsin
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Dimitrijevic for Assembly: Gains Endorsement of Public Educators in Wisconsin

MTEA and WEAC Agree that Marina is the Best Choice

Assembly Hopefuls To Discuss Issues, Take Questions From Voters June 5 at East Side Candidate Forum
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Assembly Hopefuls To Discuss Issues, Take Questions From Voters June 5 at East Side Candidate Forum

The four Democratic candidates for Wisconsin Assembly District 19 will discuss their positions and take questions from voters at a candidate forum 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 5 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2618 N. Hackett Avenue.

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.

County Board Committee Approves Implementation of Express Route
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County Board Committee Approves Implementation of Express Route

The Milwaukee County Board's Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee today authorized a proposed temporary express route to extend existing transit services from Milwaukee County to Waukesha County and back to increase access to areas of employment during the Zoo Interchange reconstruction and expansion project.

Photo Gallery: Bay View Dog Park Opens
Photo Gallery

Bay View Dog Park Opens

A mini-city of dog lovers finally has a park for their critters to roam.

City/County Dog Exercise Area to Open in Bay View
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City/County Dog Exercise Area to Open in Bay View

A True Partnership for the People

Adams shines in first candidate forum
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Adams shines in first candidate forum

Attorney Dan Adams joined two other 19th Assembly District candidates at a forum last week to discuss issues important to Milwaukee residents.

Supervisor Alexander Stands Firm on “Bathroom Bill” Compromise
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Supervisor Alexander Stands Firm on “Bathroom Bill” Compromise

Milwaukee County Board Carelessly Blows Off Protecting the Public from Sex Offenders

Support Grows for Marina Dimitrijevic
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Support Grows for Marina Dimitrijevic

More Labor and Community Groups Endorse Marina

Notice to Interested Parties
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Notice to Interested Parties

Application Process for Milwaukee County Mental Health Board Recommendations

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Praises New Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion
Supervisor Peggy Romo West Applauds Common Council on Chavez Holiday
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Supervisor Peggy Romo West Applauds Common Council on Chavez Holiday

Seeks Co-Sponsors For Resolution Creating an Optional County Holiday on Chavez's Birthday

Murphy’s Law: Will Waukesha Be Less Hostile to Milwaukee?
Murphy’s Law

Will Waukesha Be Less Hostile to Milwaukee?

Defeat of Mayor Jeff Scrima could mean better relations between the two cities.

Statement of Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
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Statement of Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

"The outcome was pre-determined when, almost one year ago, state Republicans introduced legislation to dilute the people's representation."

Plenty of Horne: Get Your Vote On
Plenty of Horne

Get Your Vote On

Early voting already underway for spring election, and memorials planned for Debra Usinger and Donna Schlieman.

House Confidential: The House of Hank the Dog
House Confidential

The House of Hank the Dog

The Brewer's canine mascot has a nine-room Whitefish Bay home and 10,000 square foot lot to roam in, all worth $570,000.

County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic To Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum
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County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic To Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Chat Sessions Designed to Discuss County Cultural, Recreational and Entertainment Needs

COUNTY BOARD CHAIRWOMAN MARINA DIMITRIJEVIC  TO HOLD “COFFEE & CULTURE” DISCUSSION MARCH 14  AT THE MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM
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COUNTY BOARD CHAIRWOMAN MARINA DIMITRIJEVIC TO HOLD “COFFEE & CULTURE” DISCUSSION MARCH 14 AT THE MILWAUKEE PUBLIC MUSEUM

Chat Sessions Designed to Discuss County Cultural, Recreational and Entertainment Needs Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic will hold an open “Coffee & Culture” chat at 10 a.m. Friday, March 14 at the “Café at the Milwaukee Public Museum,” 800 W. Wells St. Dimitrijevic is a member of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s 48-member Committee on […]

Supervisors Say “It’s Time to Move Forward on Transit”
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Supervisors Say “It’s Time to Move Forward on Transit”

They Urge the County Executive to Issue a New Transit RFP

Milwaukee County Board Approves Next Steps for Solar Farm at Mitchell Airport
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Milwaukee County Board Approves Next Steps for Solar Farm at Mitchell Airport

The Milwaukee County Board has passed a resolution to study the feasibility of a new solar project at Mitchell International Airport.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Betting on the Common Council
Eyes on Milwaukee

Betting on the Common Council

Haven't got your fix with the Super Bowl? Gamble with friends on who will be the next council president.

Plenty of Horne: Huge Turnout for City Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Huge Turnout for City Birthday Party

Lots of politicians, journalists, lobbyists and others glad-handed each other and drank free beer to salute the city's 168th birthday.

Murphy’s Law: County Officials Delay Solving Bus System’s Woes
Murphy’s Law

County Officials Delay Solving Bus System’s Woes

Contractor chosen would save taxpayers $15 million a year. So why the delay?

Elections: Dan Adams’ Assembly Fundraiser
Elections

Dan Adams’ Assembly Fundraiser

He's got Abele's backing for the Milwaukee legislative seat, while Barrett backs Dimitrijevic.

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Proposes First Steps to New Solar Power Project
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Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Proposes First Steps to New Solar Power Project

Creating Renewable Energy, Saving on Energy Costs, and Creating “Green” Jobs for Milwaukee County

Murphy’s Law: Crystal Ball for 2014
Murphy’s Law

Crystal Ball for 2014

25 predictions that are certain (well, maybe) to come true this year.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Barrett’s Birthday Party

The mayor's celebration is 11 days late. And Lakefront Brewery shatters its record for annual barrels manufactured.

Murphy’s Law: Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?
Murphy’s Law

Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?

The board's resolution got media play, but will probably accomplish nothing.

Plenty of Horne: Marina Will Battle Geenan for Assembly Seat
Plenty of Horne

Marina Will Battle Geenan for Assembly Seat

Dimitrijevic and Geenan are already competing for labor support.

New Donation to Help Maintain Pulaski, Noyes Indoor Pools
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New Donation to Help Maintain Pulaski, Noyes Indoor Pools

Contribution to be Matched by Stan Kass

Plenty of Horne: Larson Aide May Run for Richards Seat
Plenty of Horne

Larson Aide May Run for Richards Seat

Plus: problems for the Bucks' Larry Sanders and redevelopment at Reed Street Yards.

Milwaukee County Board Adopts 2014 Milwaukee County Budget
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Milwaukee County Board Adopts 2014 Milwaukee County Budget

No Increase in the Tax Levy; Invests in Public Safety and Mental Health Services

Plenty of Horne: Brookfield Square Welcomes County Buses
Plenty of Horne

Brookfield Square Welcomes County Buses

Unlike Southridge and other suburban malls, Brookfield Square actually runs ads to attract bus-riding city residents.

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Hearing Today at 4 P.M.
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Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Hearing Today at 4 P.M.

Milwaukee County War Memorial to Host Annual Event

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2014 Budget at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 4 p.m. on November 4
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Milwaukee County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2014 Budget at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 4 p.m. on November 4

The Milwaukee County Board will hold its annual public hearing for the 2014 County Budget at an earlier time, 4 p.m., on Monday, November 4, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial, in the Memorial Hall on the third floor of the building.

Plenty of Horne: Four May Run for Richards’ Assembly Seat
Plenty of Horne

Four May Run for Richards’ Assembly Seat

The biggest name: sources say county board chair Marina Dimitrijevic is preparing to run.

Overwhelming Support to Keep Pools Open
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Overwhelming Support to Keep Pools Open

Donor Steps Forward to Help

Murphy’s Law: Why Governments Never Cooperate With Each Other
Murphy’s Law

Why Governments Never Cooperate With Each Other

Chris Abele seeks to improve efficiency through cooperative ventures with municipal governments. Will the county board resist?

Plenty of Horne: Mary Nohl vs. NIMBY
Plenty of Horne

Mary Nohl vs. NIMBY

Proposal to open artist Mary Nohl's home to the public leaves Fox Point residents crying "not in my back yard!"

Supervisor David Bowen Says Affordable Health Care Access Can Help Stop Violence
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Supervisor David Bowen Says Affordable Health Care Access Can Help Stop Violence

Issues Statement in Support of ACA, Saying Health Care Access Will Help Mental, Physical Healthcare Issues and Help Put a Stop to Violence

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2014 Budget at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 4 P.M. on November 4
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Milwaukee County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2014 Budget at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 4 P.M. on November 4

The Milwaukee County Board will hold its annual public hearing for the 2014 County Budget at an earlier time, 4 p.m., on Monday, November 4, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial, in the Memorial Hall on the third floor of the building.

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Announces Board of Supervisors Internship Program
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Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Announces Board of Supervisors Internship Program

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic today announced the launch of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors internship program, which is designed to give students a unique introduction to local government at the County level. Interns will play an integral part in the daily functions of the Board, assisting County Supervisors with various projects related […]

Over $1 Million Requested to Duplicate Services
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Over $1 Million Requested to Duplicate Services

Milwaukee – Just moments before today’s deadline to give the public a 24-hour notice of government meetings, Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic quietly released a resolution directing the County to immediately spend over $1 Million on services the County is already providing. “For months its been rumored that the Chairwoman had been running around town offering […]

County Board Celebrates Signing of War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum Pact
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County Board Celebrates Signing of War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum Pact

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic today was joined by Board colleagues in praising the signing of an agreement between the War Memorial and Milwaukee Art Museum that will ensure the viability and beauty of “two treasures on Milwaukee’s lakefront.”

Historic War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum Deal Finalized
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Historic War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum Deal Finalized

Agreement unanimously approved by County Board can now move forward.

Leaders Propose Granting Federal Medicaid Funds to WI Counties, Cite Ohio Model
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Leaders Propose Granting Federal Medicaid Funds to WI Counties, Cite Ohio Model

On 48th anniversary of the start of Medicaid, county leaders point to alternative means of covering citizens

County Board Supports Cultural Institutions, Unanimously Adopts Agreement that Honors Veterans and Protects Art
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County Board Supports Cultural Institutions, Unanimously Adopts Agreement that Honors Veterans and Protects Art

The Milwaukee County Board passed two measures Thursday that will move Milwaukee County forward and provide long-term sustainability for important public institutions.

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Joins “Hours Against Hate” Campaign
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Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Joins “Hours Against Hate” Campaign

Pledge-Signing Event Slated for July 11 at 9to5 Offices

County Board Will Continue With Scheduled Meetings Following Courthouse Fire
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County Board Will Continue With Scheduled Meetings Following Courthouse Fire

Public invited to meetings that will take place in alternate locations

County Board Committed to Honoring Veterans, Protecting Art
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County Board Committed to Honoring Veterans, Protecting Art

Last-minute change could be a deal breaker for two local treasures

Murphy’s Law: The Curious Case of Kimberly Walker
Murphy’s Law

The Curious Case of Kimberly Walker

The board is angry at Abele so they fired Walker. Go figure.

Op-Ed: Why Kimberly Walker Was Fired
Op-Ed

Why Kimberly Walker Was Fired

The county board had ample grounds for dismissing the Corporation Counsel.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Gerry Broderick Questions Open Meetings Complaint by Supervisor Deanna Alexander
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Gerry Broderick Questions Open Meetings Complaint by Supervisor Deanna Alexander

Says Alexander Secretly Circulated Petition to Oust Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Statement of Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Regarding the Signing of AB 85
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Statement of Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Regarding the Signing of AB 85

The bill signing is taking place in Milwaukee County when the state legislative committees that heard this bill – which targets Milwaukee County – never held a single public hearing here.

Statement of County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Parks Committee Chairman Gerry Broderick on the Appointment of a New County Parks Director
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Statement of County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Parks Committee Chairman Gerry Broderick on the Appointment of a New County Parks Director

It’s nice that the County Executive is finally focusing on the management of Milwaukee County by working toward filling the many vacancies in his administration.

Murphy’s Law: The Not-So Fiscally Conservative Governor
Murphy’s Law

The Not-So Fiscally Conservative Governor

Scott Walker hasn’t solved the state’s longterm fiscal deficit. He may actually make it worse.

Supervisors’ Petition for New Board Chair Leadership Falls Short on Signatures
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Supervisors’ Petition for New Board Chair Leadership Falls Short on Signatures

Milwaukee County Board Supervisors Borkowski, Taylor, Alexander, Weishan and Schmitt today issued the following joint statement:

Statement of Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic on Senate Passage of Assembly Bill 85:
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Statement of Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic on Senate Passage of Assembly Bill 85:

While we prefer local solutions, we appreciate the bipartisan Senate amendments that fix some concerns with the legislation.

Murphy’s Law: The War Between Steve Schultze and Chris Abele
Murphy’s Law

The War Between Steve Schultze and Chris Abele

County exec tries to undermine county reporter because of his slanted stories.

Supervisor David Bowen Offers Support for Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic
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Supervisor David Bowen Offers Support for Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic

Says Calls for Resignation a “Distraction from the Real Issues Facing Milwaukee County”

Call for New Leadership: Chairman Cullen
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Call for New Leadership: Chairman Cullen

County Supervisor Deanna Alexander in calling on Supervisor David Cullen to step down from his position as Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Audit, and Personnel.

Leadership Critique: Vice Chairwoman Romo West
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Leadership Critique: Vice Chairwoman Romo West

Milwaukee – County Supervisor Deanna Alexander is strongly questioning Peggy Romo West’s ability to be effective as Vice Chairwoman of the County Board. Alexander made the following statement: “I believe Supervisor Romo West has a good intentions. However, in her efforts to support her friend and our Chairwoman, Marina Dimitrijevic, she has done the board […]

Call for New Leadership: Chairwoman Dimitrijevic
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Call for New Leadership: Chairwoman Dimitrijevic

County Supervisor Deanna Alexander has joined four other supervisors in calling for Marina Dimitrijevic to relinquish her title as Chairwoman of the County Board

Supervisor Taylor asks Chairwoman Dimitrijevic to Resign
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Supervisor Taylor asks Chairwoman Dimitrijevic to Resign

Following today’s joint press conference asking for the resignation of Chairwoman Dimitrijevic, Supervisor Taylor issued the following statement.

Statement of County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic on Calls for her Resignation as Board Chairwoman
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Statement of County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic on Calls for her Resignation as Board Chairwoman

The people of Milwaukee County do not want political stunts; they want elected officials to represent their best interests.

Supervisor Jim “Luigi” Schmitt Announces He Supports Move to Ask for Marina Dimitrijevic to Step Down as County Board Chairwoman
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Supervisor Jim “Luigi” Schmitt Announces He Supports Move to Ask for Marina Dimitrijevic to Step Down as County Board Chairwoman

“My philosophy has always been to speak the whole truth right away or your comments will come back to haunt you. Our constituents see through the wordsmithing and get tired of the hemming and hawing that goes on when an elected leader is asked a tough question that demands a direct and thoughtful answer. “Unfortunately, […]

Local Reform Initiative is Misguided
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Local Reform Initiative is Misguided

Board actions turn good policy-making on its head

Milwaukee County Board Overwhelmingly Passes Bold Local Reform Package
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Milwaukee County Board Overwhelmingly Passes Bold Local Reform Package

15-3 Vote Dramatically Cuts Board Budget, Staff, Supervisors’ Salaries

Supervisor Taylor Outraged at Apparent Finance and Personnel Committee Initiated Negotiations with AFSCME District Council 48
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Supervisor Taylor Outraged at Apparent Finance and Personnel Committee Initiated Negotiations with AFSCME District Council 48

Milwaukee – In light of the recent reports of potential illegal negotiations between Milwaukee County and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 48, Supervisor Taylor issued the following statement: “It has become increasingly frustrating watching the drama between certain members of the Milwaukee County Board and AFSCME play out […]

Intergovernmental Relations Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Local Reform Measures
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Intergovernmental Relations Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Local Reform Measures

Public hearing will allow Milwaukee County residents an opportunity to speak out on County governance reforms

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.

Testimony Before the Joint Committee on Finance April 4, 2013
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Testimony Before the Joint Committee on Finance April 4, 2013

Marina Dimitrijevic Chairwoman, Milwaukee County Board

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?

Plenty of Horne: Abele and Other Pols Push Gay Rights
Plenty of Horne

Abele and Other Pols Push Gay Rights

Gay activist Daniel Choi comes to Milwaukee three days before his trial for protesting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Resizing the County Board
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Resizing the County Board

Supervisor Clarifies Position and Intent

Girls’ Day at City Hall showcases public service careers for young women
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Girls’ Day at City Hall showcases public service careers for young women

The palette of speakers and role models for young women interested in public service continues to expand in the third annual Girls’ Day at City Hall, hosted TOMORROW, March 20, 2013 by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs.

More Than 100 Residents Speak Out On Milwaukee County Reform
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More Than 100 Residents Speak Out On Milwaukee County Reform

Supervisors Pleased with Response to First “OUR” Milwaukee County Session

Milwaukee County Board Pleased With Milwaukee Art Museum/War Memorial Operations Agreement
Art Museum, War Memorial Groups Claim Success in Negotiations
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Art Museum, War Memorial Groups Claim Success in Negotiations

Board-Appointed Mediator Advances Recommendations to Committee of Milwaukee County Board

Supervisors Meet to Highlight Local Economy
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Supervisors Meet to Highlight Local Economy

MMAC President Tim Sheehy to Present “Building a Partnership for Economic Prosperity”

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Statement on Governor’s Budget
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Statement on Governor’s Budget

The state budget presented by Governor Scott Walker includes a number of positive items. We are excited with the grant funding for the VETransfer program, located in Milwaukee, which supports veteran entrepreneurs.

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.

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Statement on LRB 1340/2
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Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Statement on LRB 1340/2

Chairwoman Marina Dimitijevic has issued the following response after reviewing the latest version of bill LRB 1340/2.

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Applauds Governor Walker’s Support of the Family Justice Center
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Applauds Governor Walker’s Support of the Family Justice Center

Center Would Serve Many of Milwaukee County’s Most Vulnerable

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

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

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Unveils Countywide Governement Reform Initiative
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Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Unveils Countywide Governement Reform Initiative

“OUR Milwaukee County” Aimed at Comprehensive, Inclusive and Local Government Reform

Unanimously Approved Audit Plan Has Major Flaws
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Unanimously Approved Audit Plan Has Major Flaws

Comprehensive performance plan carelessly tossed aside

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.

Plenty of Horne: Every Politician in Town
Plenty of Horne

Every Politician in Town

Well, not quite, but the City's Birthday Party had a big turnout of politicians and insiders.

Justice Geske Appointed as Mediator For Art Museum, War Memorial Negotiations
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Justice Geske Appointed as Mediator For Art Museum, War Memorial Negotiations

Highly Respected Justice Janine Geske Accepts Role to Move Iconic Institutions Past Impasse

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.

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.

Murphy’s Law: The Incomplete Story
Murphy’s Law

The Incomplete Story

How the Journal Sentinel slants the story on venture capital -- and on downsizing the county board.

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.

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?

Council members applaud 911 cell phone shift vote by County Board
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Council members applaud 911 cell phone shift vote by County Board

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors today approved a compromise plan that will allow Milwaukee Police Department dispatchers to begin handling all 911 cell phone calls that originate in the city – a cooperative move that will save taxpayer dollars.

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.

Murphy’s Law: Still Defending the Infamous Pension Plan
Murphy’s Law

Still Defending the Infamous Pension Plan

County Exec Abele wants to cut back the lucrative backdrop provision. Why are supervisors delaying this?

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Hosts Final Leg of “Chat with the Chair” Listening Session Tour of Milwaukee County
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Hosts Final Leg of “Chat with the Chair” Listening Session Tour of Milwaukee County

Four “Chats” set for this week include South Milwaukee, West Milwaukee, Greenfield and Greendale

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

A Neighborhood On the Rise

A Neighborhood On the Rise

Efforts to improve the Layton Boulevard West Neighborhood are bearing fruit.

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Hosts Three “Chat with the Chair” Events This Week
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Hosts Three “Chat with the Chair” Events This Week

“Chats” set for Cudahy, Shorewood and River Hills

Murphy’s Law: The High Cost of the County Board
Murphy’s Law

The High Cost of the County Board

We could save millions and improve efficiency by cutting the county board and its huge staff.

Milwaukee County Board Adopts 2013 Budget
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Milwaukee County Board Adopts 2013 Budget

Board Overrides 23 of 25 Budget Vetoes from County Executive, Prepares to Implement Business of the People of Milwaukee County

Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody
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Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody

Board overwhelmingly approves resolution outlining policy for Medical Examiner’s office

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Annoucnes Four “Chat with the Chair” Events
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Annoucnes Four “Chat with the Chair” Events

“Chats” set for West Allis, Cudahy, Shorewood and River Hills

United County Board Approves 2013 Budget on 13-5 Vote
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United County Board Approves 2013 Budget on 13-5 Vote

Two-thirds back plan to improve public safety, lessen impact on taxpayers

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.

House Confidential: Marina Dimitrijevic’s Bay View Beauty
House Confidential

Marina Dimitrijevic’s Bay View Beauty

Traditional architecture meets Space Age vinyl in the 21st Century dwelling of the Milwaukee County board chair.

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?

An Open Letter to the Residents of Milwaukee County
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An Open Letter to the Residents of Milwaukee County

It’s time to set the record straight and, once again, to call on the Milwaukee County Executive to focus on collaboration.

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.

Milwaukee County Board Set to Welcome Milwaukee County Residents to Annual Budget Public Hearing
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Milwaukee County Board Set to Welcome Milwaukee County Residents to Annual Budget Public Hearing

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to host October 29th hearing

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Announces Appointment of Parks Proponent and Bay View Resident to Advisory Commission
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Announces Appointment of Parks Proponent and Bay View Resident to Advisory Commission

Parks, Energy and Environment Committee unanimously approves Chairwoman’s pick of Patty Pritchard Thompson

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 23, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 23, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board’s Finance & Audit Committee is holding a series of budget hearings throughout October on the County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget.

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and Supervisor Broderick Develop New Funding Mechanism for Milwaukee County Parks
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and Supervisor Broderick Develop New Funding Mechanism for Milwaukee County Parks

“Parks Amenities Matching Fund” supports Parks without tax levy on residents.

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors To Hold Closed Session Meeting of Health and Human Needs Committee
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Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors To Hold Closed Session Meeting of Health and Human Needs Committee

Session to address Behavioral Health Division updates

Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures
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Common Council members call for County to codify changes in Medical Examiner’s procedures

Twelve members of the Milwaukee Common Council today sent a letter (attached) to Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic asking that specific changes be made into law regarding procedures and practices in the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. The 12 Council members are urging changes in the Medical Examiner’s […]

Murphy’s Law: The Mighty County Board
Murphy’s Law

The Mighty County Board

A doormat a decade ago, the board is now far more powerful -- much to Chris Abele’s chagrin.

Murphy’s Law: Rich Park, Poor Park
Murphy’s Law

Rich Park, Poor Park

Milwaukee County Parks is increasingly a two-tier system, with the worst maintained parks in poor areas.

Wanna Buy Some Park East Land?

Wanna Buy Some Park East Land?

Sensing market interest, Milwaukee County is trying to sell a parcel of land -- for the third time.

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?

Milwaukee County Chairwoman Reacts To Parks Director Depature
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Milwaukee County Chairwoman Reacts To Parks Director Depature

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic released the following statement upon learning of the departure of Milwaukee County Parks Director Sue Black:

100 Days of Progress at the County Board
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100 Days of Progress at the County Board

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic released the following progress report on her first 100 days in office.

County Threatened With Lakefront Lawsuit

County Threatened With Lakefront Lawsuit

County committee okays negotiations with The Couture developer, despite a casual threat of lawsuit.

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?

Eyes on Milwaukee: The Impending New Milwaukee Delegation, Free Brewers Tickets for Aldermen, 24 to 1, and More
Eyes on Milwaukee

The Impending New Milwaukee Delegation, Free Brewers Tickets for Aldermen, 24 to 1, and More

Welcome to the ninth installment of Eyes on Milwaukee. This week I examine the coming changes to the Milwaukee Delegation, how another big city gets quite the luxury perk, the difference between the charter meetings of the City and County, Milwaukee's new City Clerk, and more.

Dimitrijevic, Buresh duke it out in 4th Supervisory District

Dimitrijevic, Buresh duke it out in 4th Supervisory District

Newcomer Bill Buresh vs. Sup. Marina Dimitrijevic. “He’s a fake Democrat,” she says. She’s in the “pocket of some special interest groups,” Buresh responds.

Milwaukee County Taking First Steps Towards Open Government

Milwaukee County Taking First Steps Towards Open Government

To say that access to Milwaukee County records has been less than transparent is an understatement. Milwaukee County's committee agendas are poorly formatted, currently contain little information, lack the associated public input documentation, and almost no committee meetings are carried on TV, so the context and history of legislation is often difficult to ascertain.

“Today I’m a little disappointed in my alma mater”

“Today I’m a little disappointed in my alma mater”

"Today I'm a little disappointed in my alma mater," said Supervisor Lipscomb at the Thursday, May 21st Milwaukee County Board Meeting.

The Roundup: New Orleans
The Roundup

New Orleans

The Simpsons’ producers apologize to the citizens of New Orleans.

The Roundup: Let My People Shop!
The Roundup

Let My People Shop!

Ald. Zielinski is upset, because Jewel Osco has taken steps to prevent a new grocery store in his district.

The Roundup: The Governor and the Empire Builder
The Roundup

The Governor and the Empire Builder

Governor Jim Doyle made a brief appearance at Milwaukee’s Amtrak station Friday, 11 June on the 75th anniversary of the Empire Builder, Amtrak’s service from Chicago to the Northwest coast. Before boarding the train, Doyle mixed the romance of the rails with the Great American Novel. “In the final passage of the Great Gatsby, the […]