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Theodore Lipscomb, Sr.

Theodore Lipscomb is a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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Abele Statement on 2018 County Budget
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Abele Statement on 2018 County Budget

"I will not endorse the County Board’s service cuts and am therefore returning the budget to the County Board unsigned."

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Adopts 2018 Budget
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Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Adopts 2018 Budget

Listens to Voters and Eliminates Abele's Proposal to Double the Wheel Tax to $60

Op Ed: Why I Support A $60 Vehicle Registration Fee
Op Ed

Why I Support A $60 Vehicle Registration Fee

Without new revenue Milwaukee County will be forced to make significant service cuts.

County Board Authorizes Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Makers
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County Board Authorizes Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Makers

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner is predicting more than 325 opioid related deaths in 2017.

Milwaukee County Finance Committee Adopts Balanced Budget
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Milwaukee County Finance Committee Adopts Balanced Budget

Budget Would Spend Less than Abele, Eliminate Wheel Tax Increase

Lipscomb Invites Public to Annual County Budget Hearing
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Lipscomb Invites Public to Annual County Budget Hearing

"Tonight is our opportunity to listen to the public, and hear directly from our constituents about their priorities for Milwaukee County."

Murphy’s Law: Abele Battles Board on Budget
Murphy’s Law

Abele Battles Board on Budget

Once again. Even if it means swapping their old ideological positions.

County Board Considers Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Makers
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County Board Considers Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Makers

The resolution specifies that outside counsel would only be compensated if Milwaukee County receives a financial benefit as a result of any claims made against a company.

County Board Begins Testing Innovative Public Engagement Platform
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County Board Begins Testing Innovative Public Engagement Platform

Supervisors Seek Public Input on Budget and County Policy

Milwaukee County Board Chairman Requests $20 Million in Austerity Measures
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Milwaukee County Board Chairman Requests $20 Million in Austerity Measures

Proposal Would Slash Funding for Parks, Public Safety, Transit, Senior Centers, and Workforce Development

Supervisor West Announces 2018 Budget Deliberations
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Supervisor West Announces 2018 Budget Deliberations

The centerpiece of Abele's budget is a $30 increase in the county wheel tax, to $60 per vehicle.

County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

"The practice of restraining pregnant women is demeaning and unnecessary and best efforts must be made to avoid this practice at all costs."

County Board Set to Begin Public Deliberations on 2018 Budget
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County Board Set to Begin Public Deliberations on 2018 Budget

"County Executive Abele continues to ignore the will of the voters, who opposed his $60 wheel tax by a landslide 72% margin in April."

County Board Confirms Director of New Office on African American Affairs
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County Board Confirms Director of New Office on African American Affairs

"I look forward to the office's recommendations for changes in County programs and laws that disparately impact African Americans."

County Board Chairman Lipscomb Opposes $60 Wheel Tax
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County Board Chairman Lipscomb Opposes $60 Wheel Tax

"After 72% of voters rejected Abele's $60 wheel tax this spring, he must be tone deaf to reintroduce what remains a bad idea."

Pattern of Poor Judgment Revealed by String of Departures
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Pattern of Poor Judgment Revealed by String of Departures

County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., spoke out Tuesday regarding a rapidly growing list of departures by high-level managers in the Abele administration

Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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Supervisor Taylor Measure Would Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

A measure opposing the practice of shackling pregnant and postpartum women within Milwaukee County correctional facilities will come before the Judiciary, Safety, and General Services committee

Chairman Lipscomb Statement on Resignation of Sheriff Clarke
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Chairman Lipscomb Statement on Resignation of Sheriff Clarke

"Milwaukee County's next sheriff should be someone who is focused on public safety..."

Public Information Meeting: Proposed Designation of Multi-Use Trail in Milwaukee River Parkway, in Glendale
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Public Information Meeting: Proposed Designation of Multi-Use Trail in Milwaukee River Parkway, in Glendale

The trail will provide new recreational opportunities in the northeast region of Milwaukee County.

Wasserman to Propose Pay Caps Tied to County Exec’s Salary
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Wasserman to Propose Pay Caps Tied to County Exec’s Salary

The issue of setting salaries and awarding raises was the subject of a recent lawsuit between the County Board and the County Executive.

Supervisors Override Abele Veto of Salary Limits for Appointees
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Supervisors Override Abele Veto of Salary Limits for Appointees

The County Executive failed to act on more than $21 million in allocations authorized by the Board of Supervisors during their July meeting.

Supervisors Approve Continuation of Free Birth Certificate Program
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Supervisors Approve Continuation of Free Birth Certificate Program

More than half of the free birth certificates provided by Milwaukee County in 2017 were provided to help young people apply for jobs.

Supervisors Limit Excessive Pay for Top Political Appointees
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Supervisors Limit Excessive Pay for Top Political Appointees

Move Requires Implementation of Executive Pay Caps Adopted in 2013

Abele Stands Up for Milwaukee County
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Abele Stands Up for Milwaukee County

In a series of vetoes, Abele took steps to preserve pay for County workers, ensure the Zoo can proceed with upgrades, and expand community placement options for youth as an alternative to Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake.

Court Rules Against Abele Again, Denies Stay
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Court Rules Against Abele Again, Denies Stay

The court found that County Executive Abele failed to demonstrate a "strong showing for success" on appeal.

Supervisors Take Action to Block Illegal Raises
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Supervisors Take Action to Block Illegal Raises

The Abele administration has kept hidden the total amount of the raises it unlawfully awarded.

County Executive Abele Granted Unlawful Raises
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County Executive Abele Granted Unlawful Raises

Ruling affirms Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors authority over compensation of county employees

County to Participate in Property Assessed Clean Energy Program
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County to Participate in Property Assessed Clean Energy Program

Financing Program Reduces Cost of Energy and Water Saving Upgrades

Plenty of Horne: Brown Deer Park’s Road Saved
Plenty of Horne

Brown Deer Park’s Road Saved

County changes plan to eliminate signature loop roadway in popular park.

Eyes on Milwaukee: County Board Okays Bid for Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

County Board Okays Bid for Streetcar

Despite long odds against winning, county will submit bid to the city.

Supervisors to Consider Measure to Prevent Hidden Pension Reports
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Supervisors to Consider Measure to Prevent Hidden Pension Reports

Ordinance Change Would Require Public Disclosure of Pension Errors

County Executive Admits His Inability to Manage County Pension System
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County Executive Admits His Inability to Manage County Pension System

"Abele's statement that the administration of the pension plan needs new management is a stunning admission that he is not capable of doing his job as the ultimate manager of all county departments..."

County Executive Chris Abele Calls for Comprehensive Pension Reform
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County Executive Chris Abele Calls for Comprehensive Pension Reform

Asks County Board to Partner With Him to Protect Earned Benefits

Court Watch: County May Hike Lockup Costs
Court Watch

County May Hike Lockup Costs

Would mean higher rate for inmates, municipal ordinance violators, from suburbs, city.

Murphy’s Law: Who’s To Blame for Pension Mess?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s To Blame for Pension Mess?

County’s countless expensive mistakes go back at least 15 years -- and still no solution.

Abele Administration Blocks Efforts to Understand Impact of Pension Errors
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Abele Administration Blocks Efforts to Understand Impact of Pension Errors

Abele administration has kept hidden a 2014 Voluntary Correction Plan report on pension errors for nearly three years

House Confidential: Slumlord’s River Hills Mansion
House Confidential

Slumlord’s River Hills Mansion

James Herrick lives in $1.1 million home, makes money off squalid rental properties.

Supervisors Consider Measure to Improve Pension Transparency
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Supervisors Consider Measure to Improve Pension Transparency

A live video stream would offer greater transparency because it would capture verbatim the discussion of Pension Board members in real time.

Supervisors to Consider External Investigations of In-Custody Deaths
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Supervisors to Consider External Investigations of In-Custody Deaths

Milwaukee County Board expected to vote Thursday on establishing policy.

New $17 Million Pension Administration Error Disclosed
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New $17 Million Pension Administration Error Disclosed

Milwaukee County paid $11 million in lump sum pension payments in November to retirees and their beneficiaries to correct for underpayments.

Abele Should Stand with Milwaukee County Residents and Help Shoulder the Burden of our Fiscal Challenges
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Abele Should Stand with Milwaukee County Residents and Help Shoulder the Burden of our Fiscal Challenges

"It's time for Abele to share the burden of Milwaukee County's fiscal challenges, like he promised."

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Budget Veto
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Budget Veto

He is accepting 43 of 44 amendments and asking the Board to consider one amendment that makes cuts to the county executive’s staff.

Lipscomb Hails Supervisors’ Adoption of Balanced Budget
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Lipscomb Hails Supervisors’ Adoption of Balanced Budget

Budget cuts spending, reduces tax levy, halves wheel tax

Chairman Lipscomb Calls for Referendum on $60 Wheel Tax
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Chairman Lipscomb Calls for Referendum on $60 Wheel Tax

Finance Committee unanimously recommends proposal to full board.

Experts Say County Wheel Tax Needed

Experts Say County Wheel Tax Needed

14% of residents have no car, need transit system the tax would fund.

Murphy’s Law: Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?
Murphy’s Law

Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?

Abele says yes, board members are opposed. Who’s right?

Abele’s Budget Math Off by $2.5 Million
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Abele’s Budget Math Off by $2.5 Million

County Executive Chris Abele provided the County Board with an unbalanced budget on Monday, because he failed to apply his proposed fringe benefits increase to all the appropriate job classifications.

Milwaukee County Board Kicks Off Public Meetings on 2017 Recommended Budget
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Milwaukee County Board Kicks Off Public Meetings on 2017 Recommended Budget

MILWAUKEE – Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., has made special arrangements to provide County Executive Chris Abele with an opportunity to present the details of his 2017 Recommended Budget to the County Board of Supervisors on October 3, 2016, at 3:00pm. County Executive Abele will present his Recommended Budget to the Committee of the Whole […]

Eyes on Milwaukee: Chris Abele Unveils Plan to Save Transportation
Eyes on Milwaukee

Chris Abele Unveils Plan to Save Transportation

Annual fee would provide $27 million for county transit and roads. One supervisor already opposed.

Enough! It’s Time to Tear Down the Estabrook Dam
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Enough! It’s Time to Tear Down the Estabrook Dam

For years, there has been a consensus among the Milwaukee community that the dam should be removed.

Board Chairman Lipscomb and Parks Committee Chair Haas Announce 9/13/2016 Public Hearing on Pokemon Go and 2017 Parks Budget Request
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Board Chairman Lipscomb and Parks Committee Chair Haas Announce 9/13/2016 Public Hearing on Pokemon Go and 2017 Parks Budget Request

Invite Public to Testify about Pokemon GO in the Park and Proposed Parking Meters on the Lakefront

Op-Ed: Will Some County Parks Be Closed?
Op-Ed

Will Some County Parks Be Closed?

Survey from Abele administration offers this as possible solution. But why?

Removing the Estabrook Dam will not cost taxpayers 13 million dollars
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Removing the Estabrook Dam will not cost taxpayers 13 million dollars

Claim by homeowners organization that removing the dam would cost taxpayers millions is questionable at best.

Chairman Lipscomb Responds to Administration Proposal to Charge for Lakefront Parking
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Chairman Lipscomb Responds to Administration Proposal to Charge for Lakefront Parking

Asks, “Who would want to impose a tax on Independence Day celebrations and family picnics at the lakefront?”

Plenty of Horne: Board Chair Fights Park Road Closure
Plenty of Horne

Board Chair Fights Park Road Closure

Abele would close Brown Deer Park road to expand golf driving range. Lipscomb not sold.

Murphy’s Law: How to Destroy a Transit System
Murphy’s Law

How to Destroy a Transit System

County board's free bus ride program triggers huge deficits that could overwhelm system.

Plenty of Horne: Abele Quietly Changes Brown Deer Park
Plenty of Horne

Abele Quietly Changes Brown Deer Park

Circular road through park becomes dead end to create golf driving range.

Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term
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Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term

I am excited to announce the historic appointment of Supervisor Peggy A. West as Chairwoman of Milwaukee County’s Finance Committee.

Supervisor Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. Re-Elected Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board
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Supervisor Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. Re-Elected Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board

Promises to Be an Accessible and Accountable Board Leader

County Executive Refuses Once Again to Sign Domes Repair Resolution
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County Executive Refuses Once Again to Sign Domes Repair Resolution

Also Ethics Code and Sex Offender Resolutions

Op-Ed: Questions and Answers on Estabrook Dam
Op-Ed

Questions and Answers on Estabrook Dam

Part 2 of analysis disagreeing with our series and arguing dam should not be repaired.

County Board Achieves Passage of Key Initiatives
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County Board Achieves Passage of Key Initiatives

A special meeting of the County Board will be held to consider vetoes by the County Executive on March 24.

County Board Grabs for Power with More Wasteful Legal Fees
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County Board Grabs for Power with More Wasteful Legal Fees

Board Chairman Changing the Law to Circumvent Judge’s Ruling

Duel Over the Domes

Duel Over the Domes

Abele and county board creating dueling committees to address damaged domes.

County Executive Not Exempt From Judicial Review
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County Executive Not Exempt From Judicial Review

A resolution granting authorization to refile the lawsuit is now before the Board.

Op-Ed: Don’t Repair the Estabrook Dam
Op-Ed

Don’t Repair the Estabrook Dam

Taking issue with Urban Milwaukee's series. First of two parts.

Murphy’s Law: Can Art Museum Afford O’Donnell Park?
Murphy’s Law

Can Art Museum Afford O’Donnell Park?

Deal sounds almost too good to be true. Here's a reality check.

O’Donnell Property Agreement with the Milwaukee Art Museum is a WIN/WIN.
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O’Donnell Property Agreement with the Milwaukee Art Museum is a WIN/WIN.

In late 2015, not satisfied with the plan negotiated by the County Executive, the County Board chose to reimagine the O’Donnell plaza and garage proposal.

Chairman Lipscomb Advances Public-to-Public Partnership Between Milwaukee County and Milwaukee Art Museum on O’Donnell Park
Wisconsin Working Families Party Continues Political Revolution With New Endorsements
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Continues Political Revolution With New Endorsements

After propelling State Sen. Chris Larson to a surprise win against County Exec. Abele, Wisconsin WFP works to establish progressive voting bloc in Milwaukee

Chairman Lipscomb on Executive Abele’s Motion to Dismiss
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Chairman Lipscomb on Executive Abele’s Motion to Dismiss

On a technical issue of process, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Sosnay granted County Executive Abele’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit without prejudice.

Case Against County Executive Chris Abele Begins Monday
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Case Against County Executive Chris Abele Begins Monday

Chairman Lipscomb Filed Suit Against Abele’s Unilateral Actions, Refusal to Appear Before County Board

Hundreds Attend Hearing on Domes

Hundreds Attend Hearing on Domes

Larson says it must be saved; reconstruction cost estimated at $60-$71 million.

County Executive AWOL From Public Hearing on Future of the Domes
Chairman Lipscomb Critical of Administration Response to Domes Closure
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Chairman Lipscomb Critical of Administration Response to Domes Closure

We are just receiving initial details of their short-term plan to re-open one dome, and the administration’s long-term plan for all three still is unclear.

What Happened to Local Decision-Making?
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What Happened to Local Decision-Making?

Why Should Votes in Madison Replace Votes in Milwaukee County?

Plenty of Horne: Lipscomb Runs Larson’s Celebration
Plenty of Horne

Lipscomb Runs Larson’s Celebration

Chris Larson wasn't there for victory celebration, so county board chair takes charge.

Experts Question Abele’s Expanded Power

Experts Question Abele’s Expanded Power

Land-use experts say it’s unwise to give county exec so much power to sell public land.

Milwaukee County Board to Hold February 24 Public Hearing on Domes
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Milwaukee County Board to Hold February 24 Public Hearing on Domes

Board Invites County Executive to Discuss the Future of the Domes with the Public

County Board Unanimously Approves Resolution to Protect Parks
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County Board Unanimously Approves Resolution to Protect Parks

At Least 43 Lack Designated Zoning as Parkland; Measure Moves to Avoid Sale by Executive

County Board Unanimously Adopts Alternatives to Allow Placement of Juveniles in Milwaukee County
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County Board Unanimously Adopts Alternatives to Allow Placement of Juveniles in Milwaukee County

Measure Seeks Milwaukee County Location, Increases Number of Local Beds, Adds Staff

Resolution Declares “State of Emergency” on Youths at Lincoln Hills
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Resolution Declares “State of Emergency” on Youths at Lincoln Hills

Measure Urgently Calls for Creation of a Local Option for Juvenile Placements

Could Abele Sell County Parks?

Could Abele Sell County Parks?

Abele says he won’t, but state law allows sale of 43 parks. Supervisors move to bar this.

43 County Park Properties At Risk Because They Lack Local Zoning Protection
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43 County Park Properties At Risk Because They Lack Local Zoning Protection

Chairman Lipscomb Introduces Resolution To Protect Parks and Parkland That Could Be Sold by County Executive Without Public Hearing or Legislative Oversight

Sup. Moore Omokunde Introduces Resolution Seeking Youth Placement Alternatives to Lincoln Hills
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Sup. Moore Omokunde Introduces Resolution Seeking Youth Placement Alternatives to Lincoln Hills

Measure Seeks Immediate Remedies for Milwaukee County Youth at Troubled Facility

County Will Allow Politics in Parks

County Will Allow Politics in Parks

“Bizarre” ban on political activity had restricted free speech for more than a decade.

Abele Cannot Dodge Judicial Review
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Abele Cannot Dodge Judicial Review

Lipscomb Says Let the Court Decide

Board Makes the Right Decision to Not Fund John Doe II Appeal
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Board Makes the Right Decision to Not Fund John Doe II Appeal

Minority Group of Supervisors Successfully Blocks Funding Proposal

What’s on County Executive Chris Abele’s Holiday Wish List?
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What’s on County Executive Chris Abele’s Holiday Wish List?

1. Power 2. More Power 3. Less Public Oversight

A Freshwater Controversy: Estabrook Dam’s Golden Age for Swimming
A Freshwater Controversy

Estabrook Dam’s Golden Age for Swimming

It was a huge success, with heavy use of public swimming and beaches. What happened? Part 3 of series.

Chairman Lipscomb Says John Doe Probe Resolution Unnecessary
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Chairman Lipscomb Says John Doe Probe Resolution Unnecessary

The County Board Has No Role in Decision on Appeal

Taylor Proposes Reforming County Redistricting

Taylor Proposes Reforming County Redistricting

Aim is to "take politics out of it" and restore confidence in county board.

A Freshwater Controversy: Why Estabrook Dam Must Be Saved
A Freshwater Controversy

Why Estabrook Dam Must Be Saved

Removing it could cost more, damage environment and foreclose innovative solutions. First in a series.

County Board Restores $4 Million of County Executive’s Cuts to Public Safety
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County Board Restores $4 Million of County Executive’s Cuts to Public Safety

Board Overrides Veto of Funding for Public Safety

Abele vs. Clarke, Once Again

Abele vs. Clarke, Once Again

Abele cuts sheriff's budget and blasts him as rascist; Clarke and Weishan beat up on Abele.

Chairman Lipscomb on County Executive’s Appointment of a Schools Commissioner
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Chairman Lipscomb on County Executive’s Appointment of a Schools Commissioner

Milwaukee County has established a policy opposing the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program.

Chairman Lipscomb: County Board Passes Responsible Budget
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Chairman Lipscomb: County Board Passes Responsible Budget

More Money for Public Safety, Less Borrowing, and a Balanced Budget

Murphy’s Law: Abele Faces Attack on Free Bus Rides
Murphy’s Law

Abele Faces Attack on Free Bus Rides

Though his challenger for county exec, Chris Larson, is undecided on issue, it could still impact the race.

Sheriff Clarke tries to personally serve Chris Abele with board chairman’s lawsuit
County Board’s Finance Committee Approves Mayo Amendments
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County Board’s Finance Committee Approves Mayo Amendments

Measures Include Request for 0.5 Percent Transit Sales Tax, 80X Bus Route Expansion

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Public Hearing November 2
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Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Public Hearing November 2

Hearing at 6:30 p.m. at Mitchell Park Domes; Public Invited to Speak Out on Budget Issues

Finance Committee Votes to Improve County Budget
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Finance Committee Votes to Improve County Budget

Restores Funding for Public Safety and Rolls Back Use of Reserves

Taxpayers on hook for County Supervisor John Weishan’s legal tab
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Taxpayers on hook for County Supervisor John Weishan’s legal tab

Lawsuit Filed Against County Executive Chris Abele
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Lawsuit Filed Against County Executive Chris Abele

The following is a statement from Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., on the filing of a lawsuit against County Executive Chris Abele

County Executive Chris Abele “Hiding” From Public
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County Executive Chris Abele “Hiding” From Public

He Refuses Three Requests From County Board to Answer Questions in Public Forum

County Executive Cuts Millions from Sheriff’s Department
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County Executive Cuts Millions from Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff David Clarke told the Finance committee that the Executive’s budget “gives me no chance to succeed in terms of balancing the budget.”

Abele Raids Reserves in Attempted Budget Bail-Out
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Abele Raids Reserves in Attempted Budget Bail-Out

Uses About $20 Million to Cover Pension Error. And $4 Million for Bucks Arena

Chairman Lipscomb Commends Abele on Uplift MKE Proposal
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Chairman Lipscomb Commends Abele on Uplift MKE Proposal

UpLift MKE Similar to Ready to Work Initiative Created by Lipscomb, Former Supervisor Eyon Biddle, Sr.

Abele Thumbs Nose at Court
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Abele Thumbs Nose at Court

Attempts to Ignore County Policy on Estabrook Dam

Abele Exceeds His Authority
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Abele Exceeds His Authority

Outside Lawyers Seek to Clarify Limits of His Power

Taxpayers Must Pay the Tab Chris Abele Ran Up
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Taxpayers Must Pay the Tab Chris Abele Ran Up

State of Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb, Sr. on the sale of the Park East

Bucks hope to break ground this year on Park East practice facility
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Bucks hope to break ground this year on Park East practice facility

Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Named Chairman of Econmoic and Community Development Committee
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Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Named Chairman of Econmoic and Community Development Committee

New Chairman Says Economic Development is a Key to Quality of Life in Milwaukee County

Executive Mismanagement and Poor Arena Negotiations Led to Larger Budget Gap
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Executive Mismanagement and Poor Arena Negotiations Led to Larger Budget Gap

Chairman Lipscomb Responds to Five-Year Financial Forecast

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

Sen. Taylor announces Senate District 4 National Night Out
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Sen. Taylor announces Senate District 4 National Night Out

National Night Out is an effort to promote involvement in police-community partnerships, improved neighborhood unity and crime prevention..

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

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

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.

Latest Pension Fix Explained
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Latest Pension Fix Explained

Supervisor Theo Lipscomb, Sr., issued the following statement regarding the latest pension fix:

Critical Projects Move Forward; Dam Included
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Critical Projects Move Forward; Dam Included

Supervisor Theo Lipscomb, Sr., issued the following statement regarding the veto of repair of Estabrook Dam:

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.

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.

Flip Flop Applesauce
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Flip Flop Applesauce

Dysfunction Around the Estabrook Dam Continues at Milwaukee County as Finance Committee Votes to Switch County Policy on Dam. Again.

Supervisor’s claim sidetracks Park East development project
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Supervisor’s claim sidetracks Park East development project

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.

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.

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

Supervisor Lipscomb Praises Passage of 2014 Ready-to-Work Investment
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Supervisor Lipscomb Praises Passage of 2014 Ready-to-Work Investment

Legislation Provides $400,000 for Extension of “R2W” Program

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?

Supervisor Alexander Voices her Support for Lindsay Park
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Supervisor Alexander Voices her Support for Lindsay Park

Launches Web Site “SupportOurPark.com”

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.

Removing Chief Corporation Counsel Not a Vindictive Action by Board
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Removing Chief Corporation Counsel Not a Vindictive Action by Board

A Call to County Executive Chris Abele to Begin Working Toward the Next Budget.

Committee Tailors Rules to Target Sheriff
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Committee Tailors Rules to Target Sheriff

Ethics rule aimed at Sheriff Clarke is based on hypocritical reasoning

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

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
Murphy’s Law

Sheriff Clarke’s New Buddies

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

Several “Our Milwaukee County” Listening Sessions Set
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Several “Our Milwaukee County” Listening Sessions Set

Proposed Agenda to Focus on Countywide Governance, Consolidated Services, Transit, Parks & Cultural Attractions Funding and Mental Health

Supervisor Theodore Lipscomb Responds to LRB-1340/2
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Supervisor Theodore Lipscomb Responds to LRB-1340/2

Supervisor Supports Constructive Reform But Disagrees With Current Draft of Reform Bill

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?

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.

M. L. King Library is Open and Will Hold a Special Program on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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M. L. King Library is Open and Will Hold a Special Program on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All Other Milwaukee Public Libraries are closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Board Saves Taxpayers More Than $15 Million By Reforming Pension Backdrop
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Board Saves Taxpayers More Than $15 Million By Reforming Pension Backdrop

Board Approves Resolution to “Cap the Backdrop” Authored by Supervisor Lipscomb

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?

County Supervisors, Others to Call for End to Poverty Wages for Janitors
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County Supervisors, Others to Call for End to Poverty Wages for Janitors

Contract for cleaning county buildings spurs concerns that public dollars fund family-sustaining jobs

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

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

Chair of Committee on Economic and Community Development Calls on County Exec To Stabilize Economic Development Leadership
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Chair of Committee on Economic and Community Development Calls on County Exec To Stabilize Economic Development Leadership

The Chair of the Milwaukee County Board Committee on Economic and Community Development is asking the County Executive to shore up the County’s leadership on economic development by adhering to Milwaukee County residency requirements.

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 2013 Budget Blast: October 31, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 31, 2012

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

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 25, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: October 25, 2012

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

County Board Budget Blast: October 24, 2012
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County Board Budget Blast: October 24, 2012

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

Supervisor Lipscomb Invites Residents To a Town Hall Meeting on the Budget
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Supervisor Lipscomb Invites Residents To a Town Hall Meeting on the Budget

Milwaukee County Supervisor Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. invites 1st District residents to join him for a Town Hall Meeting focusing on the County’s 2013 Budget at the North Shore Library.

HSI/WiRED Properties Proposal Picked for East Library

HSI/WiRED Properties Proposal Picked for East Library

The Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustee’s Building and Development Committee met at the East Library on Wednesday night to hear final proposals from the three respondents to the East Library Redevelopment RFP. Following a closed session for deliberations, the Building and Development Committee voted to move the proposal from HSI Properties forward to the full Library Board.

“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.