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Mark Borkowski

Mark Borkowski, is an Alderman (11th District) on the Milwaukee Common Council.

Borkowski was a Supervisor on the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

Campaign Finance Reports

2016 - July Continuing - $7,561 - 15 contributions

2016 - Pre-Election - $7,777 - 23 contributions

2016 - January Continuing - $2,778 - 18 contributions

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Eyes on Milwaukee: City Fighting County on Rapid Transit
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Fighting County on Rapid Transit

Council committee puts restrictions on BRT project, charges county acted in bad faith.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Members Blast Chief Flynn
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Members Blast Chief Flynn

Demanding more input into Flynn's decision making, they refuse to allocate federal funds.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Downtown Strip Club Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Downtown Strip Club Approved

Lawsuit settled. "Everyone and their brother" can now open a club.

Councilmen opposed to downgrade in preference points for military veterans
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Councilmen opposed to downgrade in preference points for military veterans

News release from Aldermen Bob Donovan and Mark A. Borkowski

Jennifer Gonda On the Hot Seat

Jennifer Gonda On the Hot Seat

New Water Works director opposed by some aldermen, and faces tough lead pipes issue.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How to Make a Pedestrian Friendly City
Eyes on Milwaukee

How to Make a Pedestrian Friendly City

New district-by-district reports on improving city for bicycling and walking.

Time for Children’s Court Judge to resign
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Time for Children’s Court Judge to resign

Disturbing video seals the deal on broken juvenile justice system

Council Members Seek Help From Governor on Juvenile Justice System
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Council Members Seek Help From Governor on Juvenile Justice System

“Sadly, our current juvenile justice system has, with few exceptions, become little more than an undergraduate course for violent criminals.”

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Won’t Delay Streetcar for County
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Won’t Delay Streetcar for County

Ald Zielinski's attempt to delay streetcar for county only gets his own vote.

Op Ed: Speeding Is Out of Control
Op Ed

Speeding Is Out of Control

City has big problem. More cops, cameras, traffic citations needed.

House Confidential: A Slumlord’s Modest Cape Cod
House Confidential

A Slumlord’s Modest Cape Cod

Mohammad Choudhry has 46 properties, 3,000 code violations and this house.

City Panel Approves Bucks Plaza Design

City Panel Approves Bucks Plaza Design

Plaza would be created by closing off 4th St., could include ice rink and farmers market.

Donovan, Borkowski invite President-Elect Trump to Milwaukee
Press Release

Donovan, Borkowski invite President-Elect Trump to Milwaukee

Aldermen reach out to PEOTUS, feds for help with public safety issues

Unlikely robbery location offers key reminders
Press Release

Unlikely robbery location offers key reminders

Statement from Alderman Mark A. Borkowski December 28, 2016

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves Help For Lead Pipes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves Help For Lead Pipes

But not a lot. Program will replace 300 lead laterals a year, with help for homeowners.

Murphy’s Law: The Council’s Battle Over Police
Murphy’s Law

The Council’s Battle Over Police

Donovan and several aldermen demand more, Hamilton slaps them down. Who’s right?

Council members call on Chief to boost South Side officer staffing
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Council members call on Chief to boost South Side officer staffing

Members seek MPD officer increases in Police Districts Two and Six

Court Watch: Muni Court Indigents Will Get Lawyers
Court Watch

Muni Court Indigents Will Get Lawyers

Common Council votes 9-6 to approve funding for new program.

Common Ground and Common Council Leaders Commit to For Neighborhoods & Youth in  2017 City Budget
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Common Ground and Common Council Leaders Commit to For Neighborhoods & Youth in 2017 City Budget

Leaders asked elected officials to commit to up to $7 million in capital investment for the funding of an indoor sports complex on the South side for youth sports as well as other recreational, educational and cultural activities.

Support the Blue Day rally to feature President Hamilton, Aldermen Donovan and Borkowski
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Support the Blue Day rally to feature President Hamilton, Aldermen Donovan and Borkowski

“I urge citizens to come out and show their support for our brave officers,” said Alderman Bob Donovan.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Kills Prospect Ave High Rise
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Kills Prospect Ave High Rise

Impressive 27-story, $55 million project is dead, due to opposition of neighbors.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Approves Bus Rapid Transit
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Approves Bus Rapid Transit

Nine-mile BRT project rolls forward, but not without strategic modifications.

Outrage at ambush of MPD officer & other police shootings
Press Release

Outrage at ambush of MPD officer & other police shootings

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

Murphy’s Law: Why Rocky Marcoux Is In Trouble
Murphy’s Law

Why Rocky Marcoux Is In Trouble

New Common Council leaders want to ax the DCD leader. But why? Few will say.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Panel Approves Bus Rapid Transit
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Panel Approves Bus Rapid Transit

BRT line linking Downtown and Tosa moves forward, though some decry "the rush."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Okays Streetcar to Bucks Arena
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Okays Streetcar to Bucks Arena

$40 million extension would add .75 miles to route, also connect convention center.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Rocky Marcoux’s Job in Jeopardy
Eyes on Milwaukee

Rocky Marcoux’s Job in Jeopardy

Council majority votes no, but decision will get reconsidered. His chances look slim.

Taking “Home” out of Home Rule
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Taking “Home” out of Home Rule

Joint Statement from All Members of the Common Council

Murphy’s Law: The Bizarre War Against John Chisholm
Murphy’s Law

The Bizarre War Against John Chisholm

What’s more peculiar, his opponent, or the complicated plot to defeat him?

Common Council leading the way on multi-pronged public safety effort
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Common Council leading the way on multi-pronged public safety effort

Council president and members issue “All Hands Call” for peace

Milwaukee carjackings hit a new low
Press Release

Milwaukee carjackings hit a new low

Statement from Alderman Mark A. Borkowski May 23, 2016

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Hall’s Game of Thrones
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Hall’s Game of Thrones

Hail Ashanti! Ald. Hamilton's route to the Iron Throne laid bare.

Council President Hamilton announces 2016-2020 committee assignments
Press Release

Council President Hamilton announces 2016-2020 committee assignments

News release from Alderman Ashanti Hamilton

Eyes on Milwaukee: Meet the New Boss
Eyes on Milwaukee

Meet the New Boss

Ashanti Hamilton is new Common Council president, but how did he get the votes?

Diverse coalition voices support for Alderman Hamilton as Council President
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Diverse coalition voices support for Alderman Hamilton as Council President

A diverse group of newly-elected and newly re-elected members of the Milwaukee Common Council today voiced their support for Alderman Ashanti Hamilton to serve as the next Common Council President.

Murphy’s Law: Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?
Murphy’s Law

Will Murphy Lose Council Presidency?

Race could be wide open and Ashanti Hamilton might have surprising supporters.

Murphy’s Law: The Plot to Defeat Bob Bauman
Murphy’s Law

The Plot to Defeat Bob Bauman

His opponent has two names, lives outside the district, and is part of anti-streetcar clique.

Murphy’s Law: County Pension Scandal Poster Boys
Murphy’s Law

County Pension Scandal Poster Boys

Six veterans seeking re-election voted for infamous pension plan that ripped off taxpayers.

Plenty of Horne: Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski
Plenty of Horne

Kenney Targets Ald. Borkowski

Should challenger win, would be only military veteran on Common Council.

Murphy’s Law: Where City’s Crime is Rising
Murphy’s Law

Where City’s Crime is Rising

The biggest hike is in Ald. Donovan’s district. No wonder that’s his major issue.

Plenty of Horne: Kovac Raises Money for Reelection
Plenty of Horne

Kovac Raises Money for Reelection

Politicians, city officials and other notables chow down on food from Glorioso's.

Murphy’s Law: Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett
Murphy’s Law

Stealth Campaign Targets Mayor Barrett

He would easily win the April election. But could he take third in Tuesday’s primary?

Milwaukee auto theft epidemic out of control, sparking “street justice”
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Milwaukee auto theft epidemic out of control, sparking “street justice”

Ald. Donovan to hold Thursday news conference on near south side

2016 State of the City
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2016 State of the City

Hmong American Peace Academy - February 8, 2016

Murphy’s Law: The Lonely Journey of Mark Borkowski
Murphy’s Law

The Lonely Journey of Mark Borkowski

New alderman’s crazed comments leave him only (and barely) the police union's support.

Kenney blasts Borkowski statements and vote on sexual assault victims
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Kenney blasts Borkowski statements and vote on sexual assault victims

“I was disturbed by Ald. Mark Borkowski’s outrageous comments today defending illegal strip searches.”

Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller
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Milwaukee Leaders Endorse Johnny Thomas for City Comptroller

“Johnny Thomas is the person that we need to be our next Milwaukee City Comptroller,” said Alderman Willie Wade.

Murphy’s Law: Does Milwaukee Need More Police?
Murphy’s Law

Does Milwaukee Need More Police?

Mayoral candidate Bob Donovan thinks so. How does this city compare to others?

It’s time for consequences for juvenile auto thieves
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It’s time for consequences for juvenile auto thieves

Statement from Alderman Mark A. Borkowski October 21, 2015

Pricey Bucks floor will be used just four times next season
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Pricey Bucks floor will be used just four times next season

Statement from Alderman Mark A. Borkowski October 5, 2015

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Bucks Arena Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Bucks Arena Approved

City completes final step of financing puzzle for new Bucks arena.

Aldermen approve borrowing for the new arena
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Aldermen approve borrowing for the new arena

Convicted alderman returns to politics as unpaid campaign adviser
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Convicted alderman returns to politics as unpaid campaign adviser

City weighs new Silk Exotic plan, settlement with strip club
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City weighs new Silk Exotic plan, settlement with strip club

Council names MaryNell Regan to lead Fire and Police Commission

Contribution to Robert Donovan of $50

Council names MaryNell Regan to lead Fire and Police Commission
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Council names MaryNell Regan to lead Fire and Police Commission

Common Council President Michael J. Murphy announces committee changes
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Common Council President Michael J. Murphy announces committee changes

Alderman Borkowski, who won the August 18 special election, was appointed by President Murphy to the Community and Economic Development Committee.

Memorial walk, stone dedication to honor Alderman Joe Dudzik
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Memorial walk, stone dedication to honor Alderman Joe Dudzik

A memorial neighborhood walk and stepping stone dedication will be held on Saturday, August 29.

Mark Borkowski wins special aldermanic election
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Mark Borkowski wins special aldermanic election

House Confidential: Mark Borkowski’s Quaint Ranch Home
House Confidential

Mark Borkowski’s Quaint Ranch Home

County supervisor lives in suburban-style area at edge of Greenfield but wants to be alderman.

County Board Invoices Taxpayers for Living Wage Ordinance
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County Board Invoices Taxpayers for Living Wage Ordinance

Taxpayers deserve an explanation from Rep. Bowen

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Construction Starts in October
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Construction Starts in October

On-going engineering work continues to save millions of dollars. And anti-streetcar group has given up trying to stop the starter line.

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.

Murphy’s Law: The Strange Politics of Anti-Streetcar-ites
Murphy’s Law

The Strange Politics of Anti-Streetcar-ites

So when is that referendum coming, and where are those aldermanic opponents?

Plenty of Horne: Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated
Plenty of Horne

Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated

Will anti-streetcar group get involved? And did Journal Sentinel exaggerate the number of candidates?

Supervisor Mark Borkowski Sends Condolences and Prayers to Dudzik Family
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Supervisor Mark Borkowski Sends Condolences and Prayers to Dudzik Family

“He Was a Good Friend. He Will Be Dearly Missed”

Proposal to Lift Taxicab Permit Caps Approved by Committee
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Proposal to Lift Taxicab Permit Caps Approved by Committee

Free Market Competition in Taxi Industry On Its Way to GMIA

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

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 […]

Sup. Alexander Discovers Important County Transit File Was Deleted
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Sup. Alexander Discovers Important County Transit File Was Deleted

Report Detailing Over $3 Million in County Expenses Hidden, Then Ignored

Packing House Owner Announces Run for Milwaukee Alderman 13th District
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Packing House Owner Announces Run for Milwaukee Alderman 13th District

The second-generation owner of Milwaukee’s famous The Packing House Restaurant has announced his candidacy to run for alderman in the Milwaukee district that is home to the popular restaurant.

Supervisor Alexander Issues Statement on Pension Veto Vote
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Supervisor Alexander Issues Statement on Pension Veto Vote

Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander today issued the following statement regarding the pension veto vote taken Tuesday:

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.

Alternative transit proposal gaining momentum
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Alternative transit proposal gaining momentum

Three Milwaukee County Supervisors voice support for Alderman Donovan’s proposal

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.

Charlie Fox Comments on County Executive’s Budget in Absence of District Supervisor
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Charlie Fox Comments on County Executive’s Budget in Absence of District Supervisor

Charlie Fox, candidate in the November 4 Special Election for the open 5th District Milwaukee County Board seat, attended County Executive Abele’s 2015 budget presentation.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Mark Borkowski to Hold Town Hall Meetings
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Mark Borkowski to Hold Town Hall Meetings

Meetings on October 7 and 14 Designed to Get Input From Constituents on Key Issues

County Board Endorses SEIU Driven “Payback” Audit
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County Board Endorses SEIU Driven “Payback” Audit

Sups. Alexander and Borkowski Critical of "SEIU-Driven Payback Audit"

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.

Murphy’s Law: County Board Goes Crazy Over Referendums
Murphy’s Law

County Board Goes Crazy Over Referendums

Board wants to put 4 advisory referendum questions on the ballot, at a cost of more than $100,000. Why?

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.

Murphy’s Law: The Extraordinary Fiscal Liberalism of David Clarke
Murphy’s Law

The Extraordinary Fiscal Liberalism of David Clarke

It’s difficult to find anyone who increases his budget faster than Sheriff Clarke.

Supervisor Alexander, Borkowski Urge Streetcar Opponents Not To Give Up
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Supervisor Alexander, Borkowski Urge Streetcar Opponents Not To Give Up

Board Members Say to Change the Plan or Return the Funds

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?

Supervisors Borkowski, Mayo Say Mall Owner Playing Dangerous Game of “Simon Says”
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Supervisors Borkowski, Mayo Say Mall Owner Playing Dangerous Game of “Simon Says”

The Simon Co., owner and operator of Southridge Mall, says bus passengers are not very welcome.

Twelve infants die in co-sleeping deaths in 10 months in Milwaukee – where is the outrage?!
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Twelve infants die in co-sleeping deaths in 10 months in Milwaukee – where is the outrage?!

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 8, 2013

Supervisors Demand Answers From County Executive on How He Intends to Fix His $1.5 Million 2014 Recommended Budget Error
Press Release

Supervisors Demand Answers From County Executive on How He Intends to Fix His $1.5 Million 2014 Recommended Budget Error

County Executive Abele failed to introduce a zero percent tax levy increase budget.

Supervisor Mark Borkowski Decries Infant Co-Sleeping Deaths
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Supervisor Mark Borkowski Decries Infant Co-Sleeping Deaths

Criticizes Ad Campaign, Says Co-Sleeping Deaths Are Preventable and a Matter of Common Sense

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

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:

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

Resizing the County Board
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Resizing the County Board

Supervisor Clarifies Position and Intent

Supervisors Borkowski and Taylor Seek Authority To Downsize Milwaukee County Board
Press Release

Supervisors Borkowski and Taylor Seek Authority To Downsize Milwaukee County Board

Milwaukee County Board Supervisors Taylor and Borkowski have co-sponsored a resolution requesting that the State Legislature grant Milwaukee County the authority to reduce the number of County Board Supervisors at the start of the 2016 term.

Supervisors Borkowski and Taylor Seek Authority to Downsize Milwaukee County Board
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Supervisors Borkowski and Taylor Seek Authority to Downsize Milwaukee County Board

Milwaukee County Board Supervisors Taylor and Borkowski have co-sponsored a resolution requesting that the State Legislature grant Milwaukee County the authority to reduce the number of County Board Supervisors at the start of the 2016 term.

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.

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?

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: 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: 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 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 Junks Bus Fare Proposal

County Board Junks Bus Fare Proposal

Proposal to kill transfers and cut fares suddenly lost its supporters.

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?

$1 Bus Fares in Milwaukee – An Idea Worth Exploring

$1 Bus Fares in Milwaukee – An Idea Worth Exploring

Milwaukee County Supervisor Mark Borkowski proposed lowering Milwaukee County Transit System fares to $1.00 from $2.25.

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.

Plenty of Horne: Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District
Plenty of Horne

Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District

Supervisor Nyklewicz will face a rare challenge for his seat when Milwaukee Police detective Sebastian C. J. Raclaw announces his candidacy for the Milwaukee County Supervisor for the 14th District