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Chris Abele

Chris Abele is the Milwaukee County Executive. He was first elected in a special election in 2011, and re-elected in 2012.

Official Biography

Elected with an overwhelming 61% of the vote in a special election Chris Abele became Milwaukee County Executive on April 4, 2011. After serving one year, he ran unopposed and was re-elected to a full four year term April 3, 2012. As County Executive, Chris is focused on providing important, effective and efficient services to residents, disciplined decision-making, and making the county more sustainable. He is also focused on bringing civility back to politics. Chris wants to use his position to remind people political labels are not as important as getting things done. He’s proud to work with Democrats and Republicans on numerous issues.

Prior to his election, Chris served for seven years as CEO of the Milwaukee-based Argosy Foundation, where he remains a trustee. The foundation aims to support leaders and organizations that employ creative and entrepreneurial approaches to solving systemic problems. He’s also a highly successful business owner. He founded a successful hospital services business the he sold in 2012 and he still runs a flourishing real estate company, which owns commercial property in Wisconsin, New York and Maine.

Chris is a dedicated personal philanthropist. His philanthropic work has been primarily in arts, education and human rights. Over the past 15 years, his volunteer work has included serving on 31 local, national and international non-profit boards. He currently serves on boards at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Schools that Can, and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. Chris is also an active fundraiser, chairing and co-chairing campaigns that raised more than $150 million. He has received numerous awards for his effective leadership and speaks regularly on leadership, philanthropy and nonprofit best practices.

County Executive Abele is proud to live in Milwaukee with his wife Miriam and their two young daughters, Lauren and Katherine.

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MKE County: Wilson Park Homeless Warming Center Debated
MKE County

Wilson Park Homeless Warming Center Debated

Public meeting gets unruly on proposal to let homeless sleep overnight in senior center.

Milwaukee County Parks Announces Initial Funding for Milwaukee Parks Foundation
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Milwaukee County Parks Announces Initial Funding for Milwaukee Parks Foundation

More than $350,000 in initial gifts will support programming, infrastructure projects and long-term multi-park improvement campaigns that focus on racial equity across Milwaukee County

2020 County Exec Race: Six Now Running for County Executive
2020 County Exec Race

Six Now Running for County Executive

Democrat Chris Larson and Trump supporter Purnima Nath join four other candidates.

MKE County: Fox Point Trustee to Run for County Board
MKE County

Fox Point Trustee to Run for County Board

"Relatively frugal" liberal Democrat Liz Sumner to run for seat Lipscomb is vacating.

MKE County: Why the Bus Union Didn’t Strike
MKE County

Why the Bus Union Didn’t Strike

MCTS offer of back pay for workers, and weariness after 21 months bargaining, were key.

Lipscomb Statement on Lack of Vetoes in 2020 County Budget
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Lipscomb Statement on Lack of Vetoes in 2020 County Budget

"Today’s update from the County Executive’s Office that he will not issue any budget vetoes continues the cooperation between the legislative and executive branches during the 2020 budget process..."

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Signs 2020 budget
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Signs 2020 budget

Prioritizing investments for residents and communities most in need were cornerstones of the balanced budget as County leaders unite to pursue new revenue sources

MKE County: All Quiet on the Budget Front
MKE County

All Quiet on the Budget Front

Board passes 2020 budget with no clashes with Abele and small change in spending.

Back in the News: Poll Shows Barrett Way Ahead
Back in the News

Poll Shows Barrett Way Ahead

Zielinski, Taylor do poorly and more voters favor streetcar.

MKE County: Lipscomb Will Run for County Exec
MKE County

Lipscomb Will Run for County Exec

County Board chair says troubled finances must be focus of next county executive.

Marquette University to cohost social justice summit with NŌ STUDIOS
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Marquette University to cohost social justice summit with NŌ STUDIOS

The summit will feature a variety of activists, artists, authors and academics converging to discuss the lived experience of disenfranchisement and offer solutions to some of the most pressing social justice issues affecting us locally, nationally and internationally.

It’s time we rethink County government
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It’s time we rethink County government

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 11, 2019

Alderman Cavalier Johnson on Running for Milwaukee County Executive
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Alderman Cavalier Johnson on Running for Milwaukee County Executive

I believe that my focus should remain on the work at hand in City Hall at this time.

MCTS Has Highest-Rated Transit Tracking and Ticketing App in North America
Press Release

MCTS Has Highest-Rated Transit Tracking and Ticketing App in North America

In less than two years, the app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times, received thousands of positive reviews and achieved an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in the iOS App Store.

Transportation: Thursday Transit Strike Averted
Transportation

Thursday Transit Strike Averted

Transit union will vote on contract offer from MCTS.

Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy Announces Campaign for Milwaukee County Executive
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Glendale Mayor Bryan Kennedy Announces Campaign for Milwaukee County Executive

"My executive experience and record of bringing people together to create effective solutions makes me the strongest candidate for Milwaukee County Executive."

Film Fans Turn Out in Record Numbers for 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival
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Film Fans Turn Out in Record Numbers for 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival

Audience award winners include documentaries on Toni Morrison, Molly Ivins

MKE County: Revised Budget Saves More Transit
MKE County

Revised Budget Saves More Transit

Board scrapes the barrel for funds to save bus routes, prevent various service cuts.

Lipscomb Amendment Restores Services and Invests in County Facilities, Workers
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Lipscomb Amendment Restores Services and Invests in County Facilities, Workers

"I want to thank my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors for working with me to restore critical public services, preserve our facilities, and invest in our county employees."

MKE County: Board Adds Domes Funding to Budget
MKE County

Board Adds Domes Funding to Budget

Abele's budget had no funding. Board members embrace consultant's $60 million domes plan

Milwaukee Film Doubles Cash Support for Brico Forward Fund Winners
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Milwaukee Film Doubles Cash Support for Brico Forward Fund Winners

Global filmmakers and local champions recognized at annual Filmmaker Awards Brunch

Barrett, Moore to Lead Growing DNC Team

Barrett, Moore to Lead Growing DNC Team

19 honorary chairs round out Milwaukee 2020 leadership.

Transportation: Could Federal Grant Revive the Jobline?
Transportation

Could Federal Grant Revive the Jobline?

Supervisors eager to recreate the shuttered bus service push to use federal grant.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Run for County Executive?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Run for County Executive?

The list is long and could get longer. Handicapping the favorites. 

Chose MKE to Add Flights, Jobs, and Millions of $$$ to our Hometown
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Chose MKE to Add Flights, Jobs, and Millions of $$$ to our Hometown

Results of the Airport’s recent economic impact study show that if Milwaukeeans choose MKE over a Chicago airport, we could add new flights, hundreds of new jobs and more than $200 million annually to Wisconsin’s economy.

Op Ed: Milwaukee County Needs a Bold Vision
Op Ed

Milwaukee County Needs a Bold Vision

Creative leadership could save money, pay for more services.

Senator Lena Taylor Response on Chris Abele not seeking re-election
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Senator Lena Taylor Response on Chris Abele not seeking re-election

"It is flattering to hear people mention my name as a candidate for County Executive; however, I am laser-focused on fighting for the people of the City of Milwaukee."

Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
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Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

"After nine years in a job I love, I have decided not to run for re-election."

Chris Abele Won’t Seek Reelection

Chris Abele Won’t Seek Reelection

County executive reverses course in surprise announcement, won't run for reelection.

Milwaukee County Announces New Investments in Homeless Prevention Services in the 2020 Budget
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Milwaukee County Announces New Investments in Homeless Prevention Services in the 2020 Budget

$250,000 investment in the Housing First Initiative will support prevention programming

MKE County: County Plans to Expand South Shore Beer Garden
MKE County

County Plans to Expand South Shore Beer Garden

County announces plans to spend $50,000 to plan and design beer garden expansion.

Sup. Dimitrijevic Announces Plans to Expand South Shore Terrace Beer Garden
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Sup. Dimitrijevic Announces Plans to Expand South Shore Terrace Beer Garden

"Thank you to County Executive Abele for including the funding needed to start the process of expanding the successful South Shore beer garden in my district."

MKE County: Abele’s Budget Sees Cuts, and New Programs
MKE County

Abele’s Budget Sees Cuts, and New Programs

Proposed budget closes two pools and cuts bus routes, but boosts the Sheriff's department

Milwaukee County Announces Transition to Electronic Monitoring
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Milwaukee County Announces Transition to Electronic Monitoring

Proposal calls for the safe reduction of the incarcerated population by enabling individuals in the justice system to maintain employment and connection to community

County Ends Vendor’s Contract Due to Actions at Border

County Ends Vendor’s Contract Due to Actions at Border

Southwest Key's immigrant detention centers for unaccompanied minors cause termination.

Park’s ‘Maptacular’ art project returns for second season
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Park’s ‘Maptacular’ art project returns for second season

This year’s unique maps, which were revealed at a gallery night at the Mitchell Park Domes on Thursday night.

Transportation: Bauman Wants 1.5 Percent Sales Tax
Transportation

Bauman Wants 1.5 Percent Sales Tax

Additional funding would be dedicated to transit service, end what the alderman calls a "death spiral"

Airport Getting a Commercial ‘Refresh’

Airport Getting a Commercial ‘Refresh’

Cousins Subs and Starbucks open new locations at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.

New Food and Beverage Options for MKE Travelers
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New Food and Beverage Options for MKE Travelers

Cousins Subs and Starbucks open in Concourse C

Transportation: Transit Union Stages Rally
Transportation

Transit Union Stages Rally

Calls for contract to include to backpay and driver security measures, and for the restoration of bus routes.

“Moving Milwaukee Forward” Bill Introduced

“Moving Milwaukee Forward” Bill Introduced

Goyke, Johnson push bill allowing local voters to approve 1% county sales tax.

Transportation: Transit Cuts Reduced By Abele
Transportation

Transit Cuts Reduced By Abele

After questions raised, his revised 2020 budget finds more revenue for bus system.

Alderman Donovan urges GOP legislative leaders to use caution on sales tax ask
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Alderman Donovan urges GOP legislative leaders to use caution on sales tax ask

Media alert and letter from Alderman Bob Donovan

Milwaukee County Announces $4 Million Grant to Support Young Adults Experiencing Mental Health Diagnoses
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Milwaukee County Announces $4 Million Grant to Support Young Adults Experiencing Mental Health Diagnoses

Federal grant will support DHHS Behavior Health Division’s Wraparound Milwaukee program to connect young adults to employment, education and housing opportunities

MKE County: Supervisors Question Couture Project
MKE County

Supervisors Question Couture Project

Staskunas says county should consider other options, doubts 44-story tower will happen.

Special Report: How New York Handles Juvenile Justice
Special Report

How New York Handles Juvenile Justice

"Close to Home" program could provide model for Wisconsin. First in a series.

Milwaukee Area Elected Officials and Community Leaders Propose a New Revenue Solution to Invest in our Communities
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Milwaukee Area Elected Officials and Community Leaders Propose a New Revenue Solution to Invest in our Communities

An unprecedented partnership will move forward to pursue new revenue solutions that provide property tax relief to residents through a local option sales tax

City Hall: Tax Hike Would Give City $50 Million Per Year
City Hall

Tax Hike Would Give City $50 Million Per Year

Barrett says proposed 1% sales tax hike would fund police, fire, streets, property tax relief.

MKE County: Unique Coalition Seeks Sales Tax Hike
MKE County

Unique Coalition Seeks Sales Tax Hike

County officials, all 19 municipalities, business leaders back plan to net $160 million per year.

Transportation: Bus Union Authorizes a Strike
Transportation

Bus Union Authorizes a Strike

The union votes no on MCTS' final contract offer, gives leadership power to call strike.

City Hall: Lena Taylor Announces Run for Mayor
City Hall

Lena Taylor Announces Run for Mayor

"We need leadership and an office that is not corrupt," she declares.

Abele Urges Bus Drivers to Settle Contract

Abele Urges Bus Drivers to Settle Contract

Union and county transit system have been in contract fight for 18 months.

An Open Letter From County Executive Chris Abele to ATU Leadership
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An Open Letter From County Executive Chris Abele to ATU Leadership

This contract provides a 2 percent raise upon contract signing, with another 1.1 percent raise on April 1, 2020.

Murphy’s Law: Should Barrett Worry About Reelection?
Murphy’s Law

Should Barrett Worry About Reelection?

Another easy win seems certain. Which may not be so good for Milwaukee.

ATU Local 998 Challenges MCTS 2020 ‘Budget Hole’ Projection
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ATU Local 998 Challenges MCTS 2020 ‘Budget Hole’ Projection

Preliminary investigation points to millions of over projected MCTS operating expenses since 2015

Chris Abele Donates $100,000 to Adams Garden Park As Challenge Grant to Close the Gap
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Chris Abele Donates $100,000 to Adams Garden Park As Challenge Grant to Close the Gap

Adams Garden Park is the latest endeavor for Larry and Sharon Adams, the retired Co-Founders of Walnut Way Conservation Corp., whose work was highlighted recently on the CBS Morning Show.

Campaign Cash: Liberal 527 Groups Crush GOP Groups
Campaign Cash

Liberal 527 Groups Crush GOP Groups

State’s pro-Democratic special interest groups raised 5 times more than pro-GOP groups in first half of 2019.

Airport Requests $25.5 Million for Upgrade

Airport Requests $25.5 Million for Upgrade

Expanded international terminal could draw more flights, passengers.

Public Museum Could Lose Accreditation

Public Museum Could Lose Accreditation

MPM asking county for funding to fix leaky roof, air conditioning system.

Public Shocked by ‘For Sale’ Signs in County Parks

Public Shocked by ‘For Sale’ Signs in County Parks

Parks group uses "For Sale" signs to raise awareness and support for parks funding.

Milwaukee County Announces Upcoming Budget Public Engagement Sessions
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Milwaukee County Announces Upcoming Budget Public Engagement Sessions

Four sessions in partnership with Milwaukee County Supervisors provide forum for residents to share priorities and weigh in on new revenue options

City Hall: Will He or Won’t He Run for Mayor?
City Hall

Will He or Won’t He Run for Mayor?

Council president Ashanti Hamilton promises his decision by next week.

NO STUDIOS to Hose Medusa Jr Produced by and Featuring 8 Year Old Gabriella Mancuso
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NO STUDIOS to Hose Medusa Jr Produced by and Featuring 8 Year Old Gabriella Mancuso

A theatrical performance starring local young female actors depicting the young lives of pioneering women, with three performance dates: August 23rd, 24th, 25th

Milwaukee Film Expands Festival Footprint
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Milwaukee Film Expands Festival Footprint

Cedarburg and the Third Ward Neighborhoods Added. Rivoli Theatre and Broadway Theatre Center Join as New Film Venues

MKE County: Domes Proposal Requires Great Speed
MKE County

Domes Proposal Requires Great Speed

Consultant's "Think Big" solution requires fast-paced applications for grants, tax credits.

‘MCTS Excellence’ Video Series Honored with Prestigious National Award
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‘MCTS Excellence’ Video Series Honored with Prestigious National Award

MCTS Excellence began in late 2016 as a video series posted on the company’s website and official social media accounts.

Milwaukee County Officials Remind Residents to Take Precautions During the Hot Weather
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Milwaukee County Officials Remind Residents to Take Precautions During the Hot Weather

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for south central and southeast Wisconsin from 12:00PM on July 18 through 11:00PM on July 19

City Hall: Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election
City Hall

Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election

The race for Terry Witkowski's seat had surprises -- and key lessons.

Milwaukee County Launches Balancing Act
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Milwaukee County Launches Balancing Act

Interactive online tool challenges users to close Milwaukee County’s projected $28 million budget gap using existing and capped revenue options

One Year Out: Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee Releases Video to Mark Countdown to Democratic National Convention
Way To Go, County Board!
Press Release

Way To Go, County Board!

For too long, workers and community members have been shut out of the MCTS leadership.

MKE County: Abele’s Power Over County Transit Targeted
MKE County

Abele’s Power Over County Transit Targeted

Proposal gives county supervisors and employees more power over county bus system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mansion Hotel Proposal Approved
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mansion Hotel Proposal Approved

Historic Preservation Commission okays conversion of Marshall St. mansion to small hotel.

MKE County: County May Have To Sell Parks
MKE County

County May Have To Sell Parks

Report predicts county's growing structural deficit could mean selling parks to reduce costs.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and The Department of Health and Human Services Announce New Approach for Youth Justice Reform
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and The Department of Health and Human Services Announce New Approach for Youth Justice Reform

Milwaukee County’s submission for State funding proposes a transformative approach to youth justice by developing a continuum of responsive services, including residential setting development

MKE County: The County’s Queen of Hemp
MKE County

The County’s Queen of Hemp

Why Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez is pushing so hard for county to grow hemp.

Plats and Parcels: State Aids Convention Center Expansion
Plats and Parcels

State Aids Convention Center Expansion

Plus: Affordable housing developer buys south side site, Irgens plan to redevelop M&I building

NO STUDIOS Presents Inaugural Dance Fest July 19-20
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NO STUDIOS Presents Inaugural Dance Fest July 19-20

Two-day event to feature dancers from New York-based Ailey II, Joined by Six Milwaukee Area Dance Companies, Performing together for the first time.

House Confidential: Crew Destroying Abele’s Mansion
House Confidential

Crew Destroying Abele’s Mansion

Historic $2.6 million Eschweiler mansion built by one of city's most esteemed architects.

NO STUDIOS Presents Inaugural Dance Fest July 19-20
Press Release

NO STUDIOS Presents Inaugural Dance Fest July 19-20

Two-day event to feature dancers from New York-based Ailey II, Joined by Six Milwaukee Area Dance Companies, Performing together for the first time.

Photo Gallery: Juneteenth Day 2019
Photo Gallery

Juneteenth Day 2019

State and local leaders join community for Juneteenth Day celebration.

County Board Honors Seven MCTS Bus Drivers for Finding Lost, Missing Children
Press Release

County Board Honors Seven MCTS Bus Drivers for Finding Lost, Missing Children

Several other MCTS Drivers and Transit Security Officers have also come to the aid of lost or missing children over the years.

Campaign Targets Abele’s Plan to Raze Home

Campaign Targets Abele’s Plan to Raze Home

Shorewood residents organize letter writing campaign, online petition to save historic Eschweiler mansion.

Gay High Schooler Denied a Valedictory Speech Will Join Victory Fund at World Pride in New York City
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Gay High Schooler Denied a Valedictory Speech Will Join Victory Fund at World Pride in New York City

Victory Fund Board Chair Chris Abele will pay all expenses for Nat Werth to attend World Pride as well as Victory Institute’s Candidate & Campaign Training

MKE County: County Seeks Allies in Call for State Aid
MKE County

County Seeks Allies in Call for State Aid

Unfunded state mandates and a decade of declining state aid driving county's huge deficit.

New Plan for Bradford Beach Ramp

New Plan for Bradford Beach Ramp

The Ability Center announces $100,000 plan to make beach accessible for people with disabilities.

County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Parks and Festival Pro LLC Announce the Return of China Lights
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Parks and Festival Pro LLC Announce the Return of China Lights

Chinese Lantern Festival will return to Boerner Botanical Gardens from September 13 – October 20

Photo Gallery: PrideFest Boasted 120 LGBTQ Artists
Photo Gallery

PrideFest Boasted 120 LGBTQ Artists

45,787 people attended, making it the largest pride event ever held in Wisconsin.

Now Serving: New Humboldt Park Wine Garden Opens
Now Serving

New Humboldt Park Wine Garden Opens

Plus: a third Cubanitas, new Milwaukee Brewing rooftop patio, Osteria's return delayed.

Transportation: MCTS Unveils 28 New Buses
Transportation

MCTS Unveils 28 New Buses

Buses have improvements for riders, bus drivers and other road users. See our photos.

County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Parks and The Ability Center Announce Plans to Make Bradford Beach Accessible
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Parks and The Ability Center Announce Plans to Make Bradford Beach Accessible

“By ensuring Bradford Beach is accessible to all Milwaukee County residents, we are working towards making our community assets a convenient and viable choice for people with disabilities.”

Plats and Parcels: Three Downtown Hotels Will Miss DNC
Plats and Parcels

Three Downtown Hotels Will Miss DNC

Plus: Former Toys R Us becoming grocery store, and Pabst Mansion plans auction.

House Confidential: Inside Abele’s Eschweiler Mansion
House Confidential

Inside Abele’s Eschweiler Mansion

See the 1927 home's interior from when it was new, and just before Abele bought it.

Materials Salvaged From Lake Drive Mansion To Help Local Families In Need
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Materials Salvaged From Lake Drive Mansion To Help Local Families In Need

“Our team is ensuring these items stay out of local landfills and rather go on to live a second life.”

Plenty of Horne: Abele to Destroy His Eschweiler Mansion
Plenty of Horne

Abele to Destroy His Eschweiler Mansion

His $2.6 million Shorewood lakefront mansion could soon face the wrecking ball.

Six State Legislative Democrats endorse Chris Abele for re-election
Press Release

Six State Legislative Democrats endorse Chris Abele for re-election

Abele earns support from more legislative Democrats than during his successful 2016 campaign

2019 Milwaukee Film Festival Ticket Packages and Passes on Sale This Week
Press Release

2019 Milwaukee Film Festival Ticket Packages and Passes on Sale This Week

Through Aug. 1, Festival passes, 6-packs and new 10-packs boast the biggest discount of the season, with Milwaukee Film Members earning an additional discount as part of their benefits.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Unanimous County Board Vote to Support Healthy Birth Outcomes
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Unanimous County Board Vote to Support Healthy Birth Outcomes

"I commend Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic for her leadership in providing doulas to expecting mothers,.."

Transportation: Group Pushes Higher Wheel Tax for Transit
Transportation

Group Pushes Higher Wheel Tax for Transit

Higher vehicle licensing fee pushed as County Transit System considers 10% budget cut.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Signs Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Signs Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

"Racism is a public health crisis, and we have a moral imperative to put our indifference aside in the face of injustice."

Op Ed: Requiem for the Commons
Op Ed

Requiem for the Commons

Mutilated Marcus Center grove is just one of county’s many public spaces threatened by actions leaving citizens out in the cold.

Abele Campaign Announces Campaign Co-Chairs
Press Release

Abele Campaign Announces Campaign Co-Chairs

Endorsements demonstrate strength, diversity of support for Abele’s re-election

County Executive Chris Abele announces re-election campaign
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele announces re-election campaign

Abele prioritizes addressing racial disparities, healthy communities, and funding for Milwaukee County in next term

MCTS Driver Named ‘Hero of the Year’ at Red Cross Event
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MCTS Driver Named ‘Hero of the Year’ at Red Cross Event

Natalie Barnes made international headlines in November 2018 when a MCTS Excellence video went viral, showing her taking extraordinary steps to help a homeless man.

Historic Pipe Organ at Milwaukee Film’s Oriental Theatre to Bring Back Some Movie Magic
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Historic Pipe Organ at Milwaukee Film’s Oriental Theatre to Bring Back Some Movie Magic

Milwaukee Film has secured a 1925 Wurlitzer, which is currently being prepared for future installation

County Opposes Plan to Replace Lincoln Hills

County Opposes Plan to Replace Lincoln Hills

Abele administration says state plan lacks adequate funding, won’t rehabilitate youth.

Op Ed: Marcus Center Has No County Board Oversight
Op Ed

Marcus Center Has No County Board Oversight

That’s because a state law handed all authority over most county facilities to County Executive Abele.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County DHHS Behavioral Health Division Recognize Mental Health Month
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County DHHS Behavioral Health Division Recognize Mental Health Month

Community partners across the county will host free events throughout the month of May

Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Paula Penebaker
Press Release

Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Paula Penebaker

"On behalf of a grateful county, I wish Paula nothing but the best in her well-earned retirement."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Says Marcus Center Isn’t Historic
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Says Marcus Center Isn’t Historic

City committee overrules Historic Preservation Commission. Full Common Council up next.

Bielinski calls for rejection of “Dark Money” and other forms of corporate, special-interest spending in Aldermanic Race
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Bielinski calls for rejection of “Dark Money” and other forms of corporate, special-interest spending in Aldermanic Race

"Politicians should be accountable to the people, not wealthy special interests."

Plats and Parcels: Park East Land Back on the Market
Plats and Parcels

Park East Land Back on the Market

Plus: Milwaukee Athletic Club redevelopment advances, Oriental Theatre project hits next phase.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Supervisor Jason Haas and Milwaukee County Parks Announce a New Wine and Beer Garden at Humboldt Park
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Supervisor Jason Haas and Milwaukee County Parks Announce a New Wine and Beer Garden at Humboldt Park

The Vine Humboldt is expected to open Memorial Day weekend and will be operated by the county

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Next Phase Of Development For The Park East Corridor
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Next Phase Of Development For The Park East Corridor

Block 22 is the last publicly-controlled land in the Park East Corridor, which has attracted more than $1 billion in investment and $2 billion in economic impact in recent years

Milwaukee Film Launches Next Phase of Restoration at Historic Oriental Theatre
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Launches Next Phase of Restoration at Historic Oriental Theatre

All phase-two projects are scheduled to be complete before the 2019 Milwaukee Film Festival.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Parks Announce New Concessions This Summer
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Parks Announce New Concessions This Summer

The Dock will operate food and beverage options at Bradford Beach

MKE County: Bus Drivers Union Assails MCTS Leaders
MKE County

Bus Drivers Union Assails MCTS Leaders

"The fight is on," says union leader, as labor negotiations hit wall over health care coverage.

20th MANDI Awards Get Big Turnout

20th MANDI Awards Get Big Turnout

Many politicians at celebration honoring those improving city's neighborhoods.

Milwaukee County and Wisconsin Community Services re-open the Day Reporting Center inside St. Anthony’s Place to offer an alternative to incarceration and advance social justice
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Milwaukee County and Wisconsin Community Services re-open the Day Reporting Center inside St. Anthony’s Place to offer an alternative to incarceration and advance social justice

The Milwaukee County Day Reporting Center, operated by Wisconsin Community Services, offers programs to help reduce recidivism rates among non-violent pretrial offenders.

Mitchell Ranks Higher in Cancelled Flights

Mitchell Ranks Higher in Cancelled Flights

Study ranks Milwaukee’s airport 29th of 75 in nation, but better than Chicago’s two airports.

Zoo Opening New Elephant Exhibit

Zoo Opening New Elephant Exhibit

Bigger exhibit with better care of African elephants will open in May.

Inaugural MKE Corporate Recognition Program Acknowledges Fiserv Commitment to Milwaukee
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Inaugural MKE Corporate Recognition Program Acknowledges Fiserv Commitment to Milwaukee

Program will provide travel benefits to Fiserv associates who “fly local”

Milwaukee’s July 3 Fireworks to Return in 2019
Press Release

Milwaukee’s July 3 Fireworks to Return in 2019

The 2019 July 3 fireworks show will be supported by American Family Insurance, the Milwaukee Brewers Foundation and T&M Partners.

Milwaukee County Leaders Proclaim Racism is a Public Health Crisis
Press Release

Milwaukee County Leaders Proclaim Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Following the lead from the Wisconsin Public Health Association, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and County Board Vice Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, proclaim racism is a public health crisis, and are actively taking steps to achieve racial equity throughout Milwaukee County.

County Submits Youth Prison Proposal

County Submits Youth Prison Proposal

Asks state for $41.4 million to build secure residential center for youth now at Lincoln Hills.

4 Questions and Answers on The Domes

4 Questions and Answers on The Domes

What's going to happen? That could be the toughest question of all.

Milwaukee County Submits Proposal and Renderings for New SRCCCY
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Milwaukee County Submits Proposal and Renderings for New SRCCCY

Proposal signifies a step forward for Milwaukee County in Project Rise movement to reform youth justice system

Milwaukee County Provides More Than $2 Million in Support for St. Anthony Place, Opening Today to Support the Formerly Homeless
Press Release

Milwaukee County Provides More Than $2 Million in Support for St. Anthony Place, Opening Today to Support the Formerly Homeless

St. Anthony Place is a huge step in Milwaukee County’s effort to end chronic homelessness in our community and provide permanent, supportive housing for those in need

City Hall: To Host DNC, Barrett Must Be Reelected
City Hall

To Host DNC, Barrett Must Be Reelected

He's clearly running, but still hasn't officially announced a race he badly wants to win.

Milwaukee Ballet announces $500,000 donation from the Argosy Foundation
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Milwaukee Ballet announces $500,000 donation from the Argosy Foundation

Gift supports of the expansion of the Company’s educational and engagement initiatives

City Wins 2020 Democratic Convention

City Wins 2020 Democratic Convention

Barrett and other leaders help city beat out Miami and Houston for national convention.

NO STUDIOS Completes Rooftop Club Lounge Level, Extending Membership Opportunities for Local Business, Creative Communities
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NO STUDIOS Completes Rooftop Club Lounge Level, Extending Membership Opportunities for Local Business, Creative Communities

Open house events and activities for the public Saturday, March 16

Milwaukee Named Host City for 2020 Democratic National Convention
Press Release

Milwaukee Named Host City for 2020 Democratic National Convention

Convention will generate $200 million in economic impact; shine global spotlight on city

Statement by IBEW Local 494 Business Manager on Milwaukee being selected to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention
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Statement by IBEW Local 494 Business Manager on Milwaukee being selected to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention

"Milwaukee is on the move, and our success in building the future represents the best of America."

Miller Lite and MCTS Offer Free Rides Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day
Press Release

Miller Lite and MCTS Offer Free Rides Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

Miller Lite Free rides will be available on all MCTS bus routes Saturday, March 16, from 6 p.m. until the end of regular service.

MKE County: Bus Drivers’ Union Fights New Contract
MKE County

Bus Drivers’ Union Fights New Contract

Transit system cites $6 million deficit, wants workers to pay more for health care.

Bright Cellars Raises $8.5 Million
Press Release

Bright Cellars Raises $8.5 Million

Bright Cellars, a data-driven wine discovery and curation platform announced it has raised financing, led by Revolution Ventures.

Milwaukee County Parks reveals 2019 Traveling Beer Garden schedule
Press Release

Milwaukee County Parks reveals 2019 Traveling Beer Garden schedule

For the past five years the Traveling Beer Gardens have been an integral part of Milwaukee's summer fun. The Traveling Beer Garden opens on May 8, the entire 2019 schedule includes new parks throughout Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee Film Achieves $10 Million Fundraising Goal
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Achieves $10 Million Fundraising Goal

While the campaign enjoyed support from over 900 contributors, several highly committed philanthropists supported the campaign through generous lead donations.

Members of the Milwaukee Turners Turn $4,000 Into a $16,000 Gift to Support America’s Black Holocaust Musuem
Press Release

Members of the Milwaukee Turners Turn $4,000 Into a $16,000 Gift to Support America’s Black Holocaust Musuem

The Milwaukee Turners, founded by abolitionists in the 1850s, is the oldest civic organization in Milwaukee and has been deeply committed to social justice since its founding.

WISN 12 Hosts 34th Annual Black Excellence Awards
Press Release

WISN 12 Hosts 34th Annual Black Excellence Awards

2019 Gala event recognizes local entrepreneurs

Board of Supervisors Calls for Fair Deal to Avert County Funding Crisis
Press Release

Board of Supervisors Calls for Fair Deal to Avert County Funding Crisis

"Milwaukee County is facing a serious funding crisis."

MKE County: Private Contract for Jail Health Care Okayed
MKE County

Private Contract for Jail Health Care Okayed

But committee also calls for county to take over for private contractor in two years.

Milwaukee County to Move Inmate Healthcare In-house by 2021
Press Release

Milwaukee County to Move Inmate Healthcare In-house by 2021

Short-term Contract Provides a Bridge to In-house Provision of Healthcare at the Jail and House of Corrections

Campaign Cash: Secretive Fund Spent $715,480 On Democrats
Campaign Cash

Secretive Fund Spent $715,480 On Democrats

High Ground Political Fund, connected to Nation Consulting, funded six state senate races.

Abele Declares Winter Weather Emergency for Milwaukee County Employees Wednesday and Thursday
Press Release

Abele Declares Winter Weather Emergency for Milwaukee County Employees Wednesday and Thursday

Non-essential services of Milwaukee County government, including circuit courts and County Board, will be closed for business on Wednesday and Thursday

Should Washington Park Get Historic Designation?

Should Washington Park Get Historic Designation?

Proposal for Olmsted-designed park could alter Urban Ecology Center’s plans for renovation.

Abele Declares Snow Emergency for Milwaukee County Employees Sunday Night Through Monday Evening
Press Release

Abele Declares Snow Emergency for Milwaukee County Employees Sunday Night Through Monday Evening

Non-essential services of Milwaukee County government, including circuit courts, will be closed for business on Monday

7 Goals of County Fair Deal Group

7 Goals of County Fair Deal Group

Abele and Lipscomb's group releases seven recommendations for state legislative action.

Abele: Addressing Homelessness through Regional Cooperation
Press Release

Abele: Addressing Homelessness through Regional Cooperation

Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, State of Wisconsin and other partners continue collaboration to connect individuals in encampments with permanent housing

2019 Milwaukee Film Festival Dates Announced
Press Release

2019 Milwaukee Film Festival Dates Announced

Film submissions for the annual event are now being accepted

Plats and Parcels: New Downtown Apartment Building
Plats and Parcels

New Downtown Apartment Building

Is the second time the charm for a long vacant downtown site?

Co-Chairs of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Host Committee Announced
Press Release

Co-Chairs of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Host Committee Announced

Milwaukee is currently a finalist, along with Houston and Miami, for hosting the convention to be held July 13-16, 2020.

Chris Abele Issues a $100,000 Personal Challenge Grant on Behalf of America’s Black Holocaust Museum
Press Release

Chris Abele Issues a $100,000 Personal Challenge Grant on Behalf of America’s Black Holocaust Museum

Written pledges submitted by February 25, 2019 can be paid through the end of calendar year 2021 (up to a 3-year pledge).

MKE County: County Officials Review Revenue Options
MKE County

County Officials Review Revenue Options

Abele and Lipscomb's Fair Deal group considers ways to relieve dire financial situation.

House Confidential: Top 10 Homes Featured in 2018
House Confidential

Top 10 Homes Featured in 2018

Readers loved these stories the most.

Lt. Gov.-Elect Barnes Confident Funding Will be Secured to Host DNC

Lt. Gov.-Elect Barnes Confident Funding Will be Secured to Host DNC

City will know soon if it will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

House Confidential: The 27 Bedrooms of Chris Abele
House Confidential

The 27 Bedrooms of Chris Abele

New Shorewood manse gives him three places worth $8.2 million, though one may be sold.

Milwaukee County Executive Announces Free Aira Service at Public Facilities
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Announces Free Aira Service at Public Facilities

County partnership will make facilities more accessible by providing visual description service for people who are blind or low-vision

Miller Lite® Helps new Year’s Eve Partygoers Celebrate Responsibly® with Free Rides on MCTS
Press Release

Miller Lite® Helps new Year’s Eve Partygoers Celebrate Responsibly® with Free Rides on MCTS

Miller Lite® Rings in the New Year by Providing Free and Safe Rides on all MCTS Bus Routes

Co-Chairs of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Host Committee Announced
Press Release

Co-Chairs of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Host Committee Announced

Milwaukee is currently a finalist, along with Houston and Miami, for hosting the convention to be held July 13-16, 2020.

MKE County: Board Rejects Outsourced Inmate Care
MKE County

Board Rejects Outsourced Inmate Care

Unanimous vote rejects private company, calls for county staff to handle health services in jails.

MKE County: Can Public-Private Deals Help County?
MKE County

Can Public-Private Deals Help County?

Experts discuss potential of public-private partnerships for county and city.

Time Magazine & ‘Ellen’ Show Recognize MCTS Driver for Remarkable Compassion
Press Release

Time Magazine & ‘Ellen’ Show Recognize MCTS Driver for Remarkable Compassion

Natalie Barnes made international headlines in November when a MCTS Excellence video went viral, showing her taking extraordinary steps to help a homeless man.

Steering Committee Plans 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Press Release

Steering Committee Plans 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Abele, Lipscomb Announce Membership of Fair Deal Workgroup
Press Release

Abele, Lipscomb Announce Membership of Fair Deal Workgroup

Group includes diverse representation from community leaders seeking to recommend intergovernmental solutions to County funding challenges

Local Officials Oppose Wealth Test for Immigrants

Local Officials Oppose Wealth Test for Immigrants

Barrett, Abele, Moore oppose Trump plan requiring minimum income for immigrants to America.

East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project Receives Milestone Federal Approval
Press Release

East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project Receives Milestone Federal Approval

East-West BRT will be the first rapid transit corridor in the region, providing a “central spine” for MCTS and paving the way for future rapid transit corridors.

MCTS Honors Rosa Parks with Open Seat and Red Rose on Every Bus
Press Release

MCTS Honors Rosa Parks with Open Seat and Red Rose on Every Bus

Her small act of civil disobedience led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregation on public transportation.

City Hall: Ashanti Hamilton Files for Mayoral Run
City Hall

Ashanti Hamilton Files for Mayoral Run

Is Chris Abele planning to back Hamilton?

MKE County: A ‘Maptacular’ Idea to Fund Parks
MKE County

A ‘Maptacular’ Idea to Fund Parks

New fund for parks from merchandise sold, including unique maps of parks.

5 Citizens To Give Sincere Thanks

5 Citizens To Give Sincere Thanks

Our Thanksgiving class of 2018, five Milwaukeeans who've made this a better city.

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Senior Advisor, Deputy Transition Director, Personnel Advisory Council
Press Release

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Senior Advisor, Deputy Transition Director, Personnel Advisory Council

Governor-elect Evers will make numerous new appointments in the near future.

Abele Signs 2019 Milwaukee County Budget
Press Release

Abele Signs 2019 Milwaukee County Budget

Collaboration-fueled budget process results in $1.19 billion framework for delivering County services; Abele emphasizes need for continued collaboration toward state-funding solutions

Logsdon Budget Amendment Ensures Repairs to College Ave. Bridges
Press Release

Logsdon Budget Amendment Ensures Repairs to College Ave. Bridges

"Before taking office this spring, I knew these bridges were in bad shape and that last year they had been delayed in favor of other projects."

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2019 Milwaukee County Budget
Press Release

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2019 Milwaukee County Budget

17-1 Vote Demonstrates Unprecedented Unity Among Supervisors

From Vision to Pitch to ‘Yummy Care’: Milwaukee County Pilots BOSS Program to Help Build Entrepreneurial Skills, Career Paths for Students
Press Release

From Vision to Pitch to ‘Yummy Care’: Milwaukee County Pilots BOSS Program to Help Build Entrepreneurial Skills, Career Paths for Students

Five high school students saw their winning business plan brought to life this week at Mitchell Airport

The Couture Marks Major Milestone: Invited to Firm Loan Commitment Stage of HUD Loan Guaranty Program
Press Release

The Couture Marks Major Milestone: Invited to Firm Loan Commitment Stage of HUD Loan Guaranty Program

“This is a major milestone for The Couture that enables us to move forward with the final stage of financing,” said Rick Barrett.

MKE County: County Will Push for More State Funding
MKE County

County Will Push for More State Funding

Resolution creates "Fair Deal" work group backed by Abele and board to address county fiscal crisis.

Lipscomb, Abele Launch ‘Fair Deal’ Initiative
Press Release

Lipscomb, Abele Launch ‘Fair Deal’ Initiative

County Leaders Co-Signed Legislation Monday Night at Annual Public Hearing on County Budget

Supervisor Dimitrijevic Proposes Mitchell Park for Site of New Milwaukee Public Museum
Press Release

Supervisor Dimitrijevic Proposes Mitchell Park for Site of New Milwaukee Public Museum

"The positive possibilities of this proposed relationship are endless."

Milwaukee Film Announces Take A Seat Campaign
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Take A Seat Campaign

Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig launch a $1.5 million challenge match

Murphy’s Law: Black Workers Losing Transit to Jobs?
Murphy’s Law

Black Workers Losing Transit to Jobs?

End of county bus routes 61 and 6 means no connection to jobs in other counties.

Milwaukee County to Provide Racial Equity Training for Employees
Press Release

Milwaukee County to Provide Racial Equity Training for Employees

All full-time County employees, starting with leadership, will take part in training to advance racial equity throughout operations and community engagement

China Lights Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens Extended One Week, Through Oct. 28
Press Release

China Lights Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens Extended One Week, Through Oct. 28

Clear skies ahead for anyone still looking to enjoy this spectacular event

Eyes on Milwaukee: No Studios Creative Hub Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

No Studios Creative Hub Opens

Milwaukee's new artist hub opens today with weekend-long celebration.

Murphy’s Law: Norquist Bashes Inspector General Idea
Murphy’s Law

Norquist Bashes Inspector General Idea

Council wants its own watchdog. Former mayor says post is unnecessary.

Fatherhood Summit Features Grammy Winner

Fatherhood Summit Features Grammy Winner

Hip-hop artist David Banner keynote speaker and Barrett, Abele attend 13th annual summit.

Milwaukee Film Announce Guests at 10th Annual Festival
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announce Guests at 10th Annual Festival

Oscar winner John Ridley and Emmy winning actress Felicity Huffman to appear on panel in partnership with Nō Studios; Netflix star DeWanda Wise, rapper Speech, and 100+ guests attending the festival

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee County on a Crash Course
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee County on a Crash Course

Without more funding of programs it runs for the state, county will soon face fiscal ruin.

$900K Grant Awarded to Milwaukee County to Fight Opioid Abuse, Homelessness Among Women Involved in Street Prostitution
Press Release

$900K Grant Awarded to Milwaukee County to Fight Opioid Abuse, Homelessness Among Women Involved in Street Prostitution

Federal DOJ grant helps County expand partnership with Benedict Center, offer extended Housing Navigation services under the Housing First model

Local Leaders Demand Big Store Tax Reform

Local Leaders Demand Big Store Tax Reform

18 municipal leaders say big box tax loopholes costly, push legislators to change law.

Balancing Act: Milwaukee County Gets Record Number of Submissions Through Online Budget Tool
Press Release

Balancing Act: Milwaukee County Gets Record Number of Submissions Through Online Budget Tool

More than 650 people balanced the Milwaukee County budget and shared their priorities at ABetter414.com

Energy Efficiency Day: Milwaukee County Launches ‘Journey to Sustainability’ at Mitchell Airport
Press Release

Energy Efficiency Day: Milwaukee County Launches ‘Journey to Sustainability’ at Mitchell Airport

Sustainability management plan for airport reflects Countywide commitment to reducing environmental footprint and finding greener ways to operate

Lipscomb Calls for Fair Deal with Madison to Solve Fiscal Challenges
Press Release

Lipscomb Calls for Fair Deal with Madison to Solve Fiscal Challenges

State aid to Milwaukee County has remained essentially flat in recent years despite the fact that the county sends $400 million more in tax revenue to Madison.

Lyft, MCTS, Bublr Bikes and Zipcar Challenge Milwaukee Residents to Ditch Their Car for 30 Days
Press Release

Lyft, MCTS, Bublr Bikes and Zipcar Challenge Milwaukee Residents to Ditch Their Car for 30 Days

This program will offer over $500 of transportation credits to Milwaukee residents who give up their cars from October 8 to November 6.

Over $800,000 in New and Increased Sponsorship Raised for 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival
Press Release

Over $800,000 in New and Increased Sponsorship Raised for 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and The Yabuki Family Foundation join 31 new sponsors. This is the largest increase in cash and in-kind support in the organization’s history.

ALL DAY TOMORROW – Free Bus Rides, Free Stickers and Free Admission
Press Release

ALL DAY TOMORROW – Free Bus Rides, Free Stickers and Free Admission

Take Your Kid on the Bus Day: Saturday, September 22, 2018

County Moving Auction of Foreclosed Properties Online
Press Release

County Moving Auction of Foreclosed Properties Online

"Switching to an online auctions allows greater access for ordinary citizens who want to purchase a home in Milwaukee County."

Project Rise: How Milwaukee County Is Rewriting Futures with an Innovative Youth Justice Model
Press Release

Project Rise: How Milwaukee County Is Rewriting Futures with an Innovative Youth Justice Model

Using a community-based, evidence-driven approach, Milwaukee County seeks to change lives and build community through its approach to youth justice

Cream City Cinema Showcases Region’s Diverse Filmmaking Talent
Press Release

Cream City Cinema Showcases Region’s Diverse Filmmaking Talent

HBO presents new Cream City Cinema Emerging Voices Award to accelerate a local filmmaker’s career

MKE County: Should County Go Into Hemp Business?
MKE County

Should County Go Into Hemp Business?

Facing huge budget problems, supervisors push for county to grow and sell hemp.

World-Class Chinese Lantern Festival Opening at Boerner Botanical Gardens on Sept. 21
Press Release

World-Class Chinese Lantern Festival Opening at Boerner Botanical Gardens on Sept. 21

Spectacular event brings together Milwaukee County residents, visitors for an awe-inspiring show

Big Stars, Oscar Winners, and Locals Enter the Spotlight at 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival
Press Release

Big Stars, Oscar Winners, and Locals Enter the Spotlight at 10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival

Sundance & SXSW Festival Favorite, directed by Milwaukee native, selected for Opening Night. Filmmakers are scheduled to attend Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night films

County Receives $2 Million Grant for Lake Park Bridge
Press Release

County Receives $2 Million Grant for Lake Park Bridge

State TAP grant will enable Milwaukee County to complete Ravine Road Bridge project and reopen bridge, road for public use

Federal Grant Funds to Assist Milwaukee County in Connecting 40 Families with Stable Housing
Press Release

Federal Grant Funds to Assist Milwaukee County in Connecting 40 Families with Stable Housing

HUD increases Section 8 voucher funding by more than $250,000

Cine Sin Fronteras Line-Up Marked by Themes of History and Celebration
Press Release

Cine Sin Fronteras Line-Up Marked by Themes of History and Celebration

Birds of Passage, Colombia’s Foreign Language Oscar selection, to be featured

Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance and Northwestern Mutual Partner to Spotlight Growing Industries
Press Release

Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance and Northwestern Mutual Partner to Spotlight Growing Industries

Northwestern Mutual will be investing in the local area filmmaking economy by tapping members of the MFA to develop videos that highlight the Milwaukee area’s growing and vibrant tech industry.

No Studios Launches Oct. 12–14 With New Tenants, General Manager and Membership Model
Press Release

No Studios Launches Oct. 12–14 With New Tenants, General Manager and Membership Model

Special Advance Screening of Universal Pictures’ NIGHT SCHOOL for new members

10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival Boasts Three New Program Categories
Press Release

10th Annual Milwaukee Film Festival Boasts Three New Program Categories

Six films are slated to make their world premieres at the festival this fall

Data Wonk: Must Democrats Have a Unified Message?
Data Wonk

Must Democrats Have a Unified Message?

So claims a NYT story. But the party generally fares better by allowing differing views.

Murphy’s Law: Did Abele, Newspaper Cover Up Schmidt Pension?
Murphy’s Law

Did Abele, Newspaper Cover Up Schmidt Pension?

Decisions by county exec, Journal Sentinel, suppressed news of his lucrative pension.

Sen. Chris Larson & Rep. Jonathan Brostoff Endorse Tom Palzewicz for Congress
Press Release

Sen. Chris Larson & Rep. Jonathan Brostoff Endorse Tom Palzewicz for Congress

Legislators say Tom will be a strong advocate for Southeastern Wisconsin and a supporter of progressive values

Eyes on Milwaukee: Potawatomi Tops Off New Hotel Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Potawatomi Tops Off New Hotel Tower

Construction has reached its peak on second tower of casino hotel.

Dane County Property Value Tops Milwaukee

Dane County Property Value Tops Milwaukee

For first time Dane bests Milwaukee in total county property value, study shows

All the Election Data You Want

All the Election Data You Want

It was one for the history books, with many surprising results and newcomers.

Murphy’s Law: 23 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

23 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the vote totals, who were the other winners and losers in yesterday’s election?

Campaign Cash: Unions Go Big for Mahlon Mitchell
Campaign Cash

Unions Go Big for Mahlon Mitchell

No candidate got more from outside groups, who spent $412,300 on Democratic candidate for governor.

Murphy’s Law: Schmidt’s Pension An Issue for Deputies
Murphy’s Law

Schmidt’s Pension An Issue for Deputies

Co-workers know he’s getting $1 million pension, say issue is divisive for department.

Milwaukee Motorcycle Film Festival Welcomes Harley-Davidson Motor Co™
Press Release

Milwaukee Motorcycle Film Festival Welcomes Harley-Davidson Motor Co™

Milwaukee Film celebrates the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary through film

Oriental Theatre to Host World Premiere of Definitive Betty White Documentary
Press Release

Oriental Theatre to Host World Premiere of Definitive Betty White Documentary

Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, coming soon

Now Serving: New Patisserie For Walker’s Point
Now Serving

New Patisserie For Walker’s Point

Plus: new south side Pita Palace and new Peruvian food truck, Triciclo Peru.

This Is It! Celebrates 50th Birthday

This Is It! Celebrates 50th Birthday

State's oldest LGBT+ bar celebrates a half century in business with weekend party.

Campaign Cash: AG Race Attracts $1.3 Million in Six Months
Campaign Cash

AG Race Attracts $1.3 Million in Six Months

Challenger Kaul raised nearly as much as incumbent Schimel in first half of 2018.

2018 Brico Forward Fund Application Now Open
Press Release

2018 Brico Forward Fund Application Now Open

The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Sunday, September 9, 2018 and winners will be announced during the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival.

RZA: Live From the 36th Chamber
Press Release

RZA: Live From the 36th Chamber

Milwaukee Film members can purchase tickets for $36 beginning Wednesday, July 18 at 9AM

MKE County: Talks May Start on Bus to Foxconn
MKE County

Talks May Start on Bus to Foxconn

Lipscomb offers road map for bus connecting workers from Milwaukee at press conference.

Make Change With Spare Change: New Donation Boxes at Airport to Help Fight Homelessness in Milwaukee County
Press Release

Make Change With Spare Change: New Donation Boxes at Airport to Help Fight Homelessness in Milwaukee County

County Executive Chris Abele introduces new donation boxes at Mitchell Airport, where travelers can donate to support Milwaukee County's Housing First endowment

County Partnership in Addressing Homelessness Wins National Award
Press Release

County Partnership in Addressing Homelessness Wins National Award

Thurgood Marshall Apartments one of four programs recognized by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for creating healthier home environments

House Confidential: The House of City Insiders
House Confidential

The House of City Insiders

Former city tax assessor Julie Penman and streetcar consultant Jeff Bentoff live here.

Milwaukee County Mental Health Board welcomes former administrator of Behavioral Health Division and licensed clinical psychologist to its board
Eyes on Milwaukee: Symphony Breaks Ground on New Hall
Eyes on Milwaukee

Symphony Breaks Ground on New Hall

$89 million music hall means "rebirth of a neighborhood" and "rebirth of the symphony."

Photo Gallery: Urban Milwaukee Celebrates 10th Birthday
Photo Gallery

Urban Milwaukee Celebrates 10th Birthday

Crowd packs Pabst Brewery & Taproom for publication's 10th anniversary.

Foxconn’s North American Headquarters Opening Downtown

Foxconn’s North American Headquarters Opening Downtown

Local officials celebrate at press conference, but will unemployed residents win jobs?

Foxconn Designates Downtown Milwaukee Building As North American Corporate Headquarters
Press Release

Foxconn Designates Downtown Milwaukee Building As North American Corporate Headquarters

Building Located at 611 E. Wisconsin Ave. Will Undergo Renovation, House More Than 500 Employees and Serve as Foxconn Innovation Center

Eyes on Milwaukee: MCTS Adding Art to Bus Shelters
Eyes on Milwaukee

MCTS Adding Art to Bus Shelters

County transit system's glass shelters receiving graphic art installations.

Abele Thanks County Board Committee and Chairman for Unanimous Support of Guy Smith
Press Release

Abele Thanks County Board Committee and Chairman for Unanimous Support of Guy Smith

Parks, Energy and Environment Committee votes 5-0 in favor of confirming acting head of Milwaukee County Parks Department

Eyes on Milwaukee: Could Foxconn Build Plants Elsewhere in Wisconsin?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Could Foxconn Build Plants Elsewhere in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Valley director hints at possibility of fulfilling 13,000 jobs pledge at sites outside of Racine and Milwaukee.

Photo Gallery: 2018 PrideFest
Photo Gallery

2018 PrideFest

Our photos capture the love and color of the 31st annual PrideFest.

Chinese Lantern Festival to Return to Milwaukee, Sept. 21–Oct. 21
Press Release

Chinese Lantern Festival to Return to Milwaukee, Sept. 21–Oct. 21

China Lights: Panda-mania will feature several panda-habitat lantern displays among the three-foot to three-story handmade exhibits illuminating the nine-acre botanical gardens

Abele Appoints Guy Smith to Lead Parks
Press Release

Abele Appoints Guy Smith to Lead Parks

Smith, a 14-year veteran of Milwaukee County Parks, has been serving as interim director; brings leadership, experience and passion to the County

Abele Thanks County Board Committee and Chairman for Unanimous Support of Donna Brown-Martin
Press Release

Abele Thanks County Board Committee and Chairman for Unanimous Support of Donna Brown-Martin

Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee votes 5-0 in favor of confirming acting head of Milwaukee County Department of Transportation

MCTS Starts Service to IKEA on Sunday
Press Release

MCTS Starts Service to IKEA on Sunday

The new service to IKEA is one of numerous transit service improvements going into effect on Sunday.

County Board Votes to Implement Eviction Reduction Plan
Press Release

County Board Votes to Implement Eviction Reduction Plan

"In Milwaukee County we are moving beyond talk and into real action to confront the eviction crisis head on."

Mary Jo Meyers Receives Unanimous Approval from County Board to Head Department of Health and Human Services
Press Release

Mary Jo Meyers Receives Unanimous Approval from County Board to Head Department of Health and Human Services

County Executive Chris Abele thanks the board for its support and thanks Meyers for her continued service and leadership

The State of Politics: A State MPS Reform Proposal. Again
The State of Politics

A State MPS Reform Proposal. Again

Scott Walker joins a list of governors and others who’ve proposed reforms.

Celebrate the Removal of the Estabrook Dam
Press Release

Celebrate the Removal of the Estabrook Dam

Please join us for an evening by the river and across from the former dam site.

Bright Cellars Raises $2.8 Million in Latest Round of Funding
Press Release

Bright Cellars Raises $2.8 Million in Latest Round of Funding

Since completing the gener8tor accelerator program in 2015, Bright Cellars’ subscriber base has grown to more than 22,000 members.

Abele Thanks County Board Committee and Chairman for Unanimous Support of Mary Jo Meyers
Press Release

Abele Thanks County Board Committee and Chairman for Unanimous Support of Mary Jo Meyers

Health and Human Needs Committee votes 5-0 in favor of confirming acting head of County Department of Health and Human Services

County Board Committee Recommends Proposal for Donation Containers at Airport to Fight Homelessness
Press Release

County Board Committee Recommends Proposal for Donation Containers at Airport to Fight Homelessness

County Exec. Chris Abele thanks Sup. Marcelia Nicholson and Economic and Community Development Committee for supporting ordinance change to aid in efforts to support housing-first initiatives

Abele Appoints Brown-Martin to Lead Transportation
Press Release

Abele Appoints Brown-Martin to Lead Transportation

Brown-Martin served for 25 years with the State of Wisconsin, will take the helm at Milwaukee County Department of Transportation on June 4

Friends of the Domes Receive $2 Million Bequest
Press Release

Friends of the Domes Receive $2 Million Bequest

These funds will be added to the Friends of the Domes endowment.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MKE Film Starts Oriental Theatre Prep Work
Eyes on Milwaukee

MKE Film Starts Oriental Theatre Prep Work

First phase is all about the big necessity.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MSOE Breaks Ground on Educational Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

MSOE Breaks Ground on Educational Center

Science hall centering on artificial intelligence will be used by all students.

Campaign Cash: Meet the State’s Top 100 Political Donors
Campaign Cash

Meet the State’s Top 100 Political Donors

Led by Diane Hendricks (GOP) and Chris Abele (Democrat); who are the other 98?

Supervisor Dimitrijevic Celebrates Season Opening of South Shore Terrace
Press Release

Supervisor Dimitrijevic Celebrates Season Opening of South Shore Terrace

The South Shore Terrace is located in a renovated 1930's era boathouse in South Shore Park.

South Shore Terrace Seeking to Kickstart Spring with Grand Opening on April 18
Press Release

South Shore Terrace Seeking to Kickstart Spring with Grand Opening on April 18

Those who are brave enough to attend will be among the first to experience new menu items available at the beer garden

Earth Day forum with Spencer Black
Press Release

Earth Day forum with Spencer Black

The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, April 21, in the Firefly Room of the Wauwatosa Public Library.

Supervisor Taylor Congratulates Speaker Ryan for his Leadership
Press Release

Supervisor Taylor Congratulates Speaker Ryan for his Leadership

Shares Ryan's Concerns about Divisions Wrought by Identity Politics

More Good News for the Sherman Phoenix

More Good News for the Sherman Phoenix

New project in Sherman Park gains another grant. Abele predicts success.

Milwaukee County receives $250,000 state grant to support The Sherman Phoenix entrepreneurial hub
Press Release

Milwaukee County receives $250,000 state grant to support The Sherman Phoenix entrepreneurial hub

20 businesses will occupy former bank building in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park

7 Election Takeaways

7 Election Takeaways

What did we learn as the blue wave washed over Wisconsin?

“Money Isn’t Everything” — Working Families Party Candidates Win Big in Milwaukee; Racine Elections
Press Release

“Money Isn’t Everything” — Working Families Party Candidates Win Big in Milwaukee; Racine Elections

Winning Shea campaign outspent by Leadership MKE PAC nearly 10-1; pulls off upset

Citizen Action Condemns Dark Money Distortion of Milwaukee County Elections
Press Release

Citizen Action Condemns Dark Money Distortion of Milwaukee County Elections

Demands group “cease and desist” using Citizen Action logo and name

Op Ed: Abele’s $1 Million Power Play
Op Ed

Abele’s $1 Million Power Play

His LeadershipMKE group muddies the waters for April election.

Campaign Cash: Screnock Outspending Dallet in Court Race
Campaign Cash

Screnock Outspending Dallet in Court Race

Together two candidates’ campaigns spending $1.2 million

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Names New Director of Communications
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Names New Director of Communications

Wauwatosa native most recently served as Communications Director for the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Milwaukee Architect Donald Grieb
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Milwaukee Architect Donald Grieb

Mitchell Park Domes Among His Contributions

Campaign Cash: GOP Far Outspends Democrats on 527 Groups
Campaign Cash

GOP Far Outspends Democrats on 527 Groups

Republicans raised $2.8 million, Democrats $1.7 million in 2017.

Milwaukee County Executive Abele Proposes Restrictions on Pension Payments to Former County Employees Convicted of Felonies
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Abele Proposes Restrictions on Pension Payments to Former County Employees Convicted of Felonies

Amendment to County ordinances is requested in wake of recent arrests.

Op Ed: Milwaukee Film Cluster Could Be a Star
Op Ed

Milwaukee Film Cluster Could Be a Star

New effort is a classic example of reinventing the Rust Belt.

Campaign Cash: The Unlimited Cash Campaign Groups
Campaign Cash

The Unlimited Cash Campaign Groups

527 groups can spend freely, led by MMAC, Chris Abele and Potawatomi.

Plats and Parcels: Huge Historic Redo for North Avenue
Plats and Parcels

Huge Historic Redo for North Avenue

Redeveloping 20,000-square-foot buildings that housed G. Daddy’s and Hotel Foster.

Milwaukee Film Hires Sara Meaney to New Chief Marketing Officer Role
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Hires Sara Meaney to New Chief Marketing Officer Role

Organization appoints four new board members, including chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mark Mone, and president of Marquette University, Michael Lovell

Eyes on Milwaukee: John Ridley Opening Movie Studio
Eyes on Milwaukee

John Ridley Opening Movie Studio

Oscar-winning, Milwaukee-born movie maker aims to transform city's film scene.

Milwaukee County provides $1M to residents for energy bills payments this March
Press Release

Milwaukee County provides $1M to residents for energy bills payments this March

Energy Assistance Program offers additional funds to help residents avoid utility disconnection

The State of Politics: Bill To Expand Abele’s Power Dies
The State of Politics

Bill To Expand Abele’s Power Dies

Too much opposition from many state groups.

Haas Calls for Renewed Search for Parks Director
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Haas Calls for Renewed Search for Parks Director

Supports Sullivan for Director of Child Support

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Congratulates County Staff on Awards
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Congratulates County Staff on Awards

"I am incredibly proud of the team I get to work with here at Milwaukee County."

Supervisor Anthony Staskunas Opposes Paid Parking in County Parks
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Supervisor Anthony Staskunas Opposes Paid Parking in County Parks

"We certainly need innovative ideas for generating new revenue, but we shouldn't be creating obstacles for all people to enjoy our public parks."

Lipscomb Reaffirms Wisconsin’s Good Government Values
Press Release

Lipscomb Reaffirms Wisconsin’s Good Government Values

Asks Legislators to Reject Bill that Would Undo Checks and Balances

County Executive Abele Proposes Elimination of “Pay to Park” Program
Press Release

County Executive Abele Proposes Elimination of “Pay to Park” Program

You spoke, County Executive Abele listened

Residents Jeer Pay-to-Park Plan

Residents Jeer Pay-to-Park Plan

Abele sympathizes but says county must get revenue from somewhere.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn HQ In Downtown Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxconn HQ In Downtown Milwaukee

Company building Racine area plant coming here to attract talent, grow new business line.

Leadership MKE Launches Campaign Around Spring Elections
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Leadership MKE Launches Campaign Around Spring Elections

George Aldrich, a lifelong resident of Milwaukee County and veteran of numerous Democratic campaigns, will lead the organization as Executive Director.

Supervisor Schmitt Denounces Abele’s Power Grab in Madison
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Supervisor Schmitt Denounces Abele’s Power Grab in Madison

"We've seen this kind of legislation before, and each time the result was more power for County Executive Chris Abele"

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Joe Lamers to Serve as Budget Director
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Joe Lamers to Serve as Budget Director

Lamers, a Wisconsin native and UW-Milwaukee graduate, will begin his role at Milwaukee County on February 12th.

Data Wonk: Why Can’t MPS Improve Results?
Data Wonk

Why Can’t MPS Improve Results?

Perhaps because our leaders ignore data on which schools work.

Lipscomb Offers Solutions to Avoid Bus Route Cuts
Press Release

Lipscomb Offers Solutions to Avoid Bus Route Cuts

Questions Abele's Transit Cuts in Light of $2.75 Million Transit Surplus

County Executive Abele Announces Fix to Avoid MCTS Route Cuts
Press Release

County Executive Abele Announces Fix to Avoid MCTS Route Cuts

Abele is directing MCTS to use a one-time projected surplus to fund the routes for the remainder of 2018.

Op Ed: Parks Should Be Free For All People
Op Ed

Parks Should Be Free For All People

Why Abele’s pay-to-park-plan for county parks should be opposed.

Op Ed: Oppose the Pay-to-Park Plan!
Op Ed

Oppose the Pay-to-Park Plan!

County plan would charge $3.50 per hour to park in 76 parks and parkways.

County Executive Abele Promotes Mary Jo Meyers to Serve as Director of Health and Human Services
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County Executive Abele Promotes Mary Jo Meyers to Serve as Director of Health and Human Services

Meyers, a 33 year County employee, Will Continue County’s Successful Efforts on Collaborative, Community-Based, Trauma-Informed Care

The State of Politics: Republican Bill Limits Wheel Tax
The State of Politics

Republican Bill Limits Wheel Tax

Local wheel taxes increased 73% in 2017; bill requires referendum approval.

MATC Program Targets 53206 Zip Code

MATC Program Targets 53206 Zip Code

Serves students who live or work in 53206, and were unable to finish college.

Lipscomb Slams Abele Administration for Hidden Bonuses
Press Release

Lipscomb Slams Abele Administration for Hidden Bonuses

Under Abele, Human Resources awarded $268,450 in bonuses between May and November of last year alone.

2018 Milwaukee Film Festival Opens Call For Entries
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2018 Milwaukee Film Festival Opens Call For Entries

Free Entry for All Films; Festival Offers To Pay for Work That Is Screened

Lipscomb Applauds County Executive’s Turnaround on Emergency Homeless Shelter Funding
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Lipscomb Applauds County Executive’s Turnaround on Emergency Homeless Shelter Funding

"I’m thrilled that the County Executive has agreed to abandon his proposed cuts to homeless shelters..."

County Executive Abele Takes Action to Reverse County Board’s Cuts to Homeless Shelter Funding
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County Executive Abele Takes Action to Reverse County Board’s Cuts to Homeless Shelter Funding

Abele Again Calls on Board to Reverse $15.7 Million Budget Cut

Martin Luther King Jr. Day to be Celebrated at King Center, Jan. 15
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day to be Celebrated at King Center, Jan. 15

To honor King, the program will include music, dance, and spoken word, and will feature guest speaker Nicole Brookshire.

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems
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Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems

"Republicans and Democrats alike agree this is the way forward to reform juvenile corrections..."

Murphy’s Law: 11 Sure-Fire Predictions For 2018
Murphy’s Law

11 Sure-Fire Predictions For 2018

How crazy will 2018 be? Let us count the ways.

Miller Lite Free Rides Begin at 8pm
Press Release

Miller Lite Free Rides Begin at 8pm

Skip the Surge Pricing and Get Home Safely

Milwaukee County Mental Health Board welcomes community leader and veterans advocate as newest member
Eyes on Milwaukee: Jim Sullivan Will Head County Parks
Eyes on Milwaukee

Jim Sullivan Will Head County Parks

Former state senator is new parks director, will be assisted by Jim Tarantino.

Streetsblog: Seattle Adds People Without Adding Traffic
Streetsblog

Seattle Adds People Without Adding Traffic

Population up 21%, traffic down 3.3%, due to good transit. Can Milwaukee learn from this?

Data Wonk: How Are Our Schools Doing?
Data Wonk

How Are Our Schools Doing?

Much worse than Chicago’s. And little difference between public and choice schools.

Ring in the New Year with Miller Lite Free Rides® on MCTS
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Ring in the New Year with Miller Lite Free Rides® on MCTS

Miller Lite Celebrates 30 Years of Free Rides on New Year’s Eve

Free Skate Rentals at Slice of Ice to Celebrate Season Opening, Dec. 15, from 4-6 p.m.
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Free Skate Rentals at Slice of Ice to Celebrate Season Opening, Dec. 15, from 4-6 p.m.

Opening weekend, rink hours are Friday until 11 p.m.; Saturday, from 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; and Sunday, from 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Abele Continues to Push Wheel Tax Increase In Spite of Voter Opposition, Lipscomb Remains Opposed
Press Release

Abele Continues to Push Wheel Tax Increase In Spite of Voter Opposition, Lipscomb Remains Opposed

Pending Legislative Action Puts All Wheel Tax Revenues at Risk

With sub-zero temperatures on the way, Milwaukee County helps keep homes warm with Energy Assistance
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With sub-zero temperatures on the way, Milwaukee County helps keep homes warm with Energy Assistance

Eligible homeowners and renters use Energy Assistance to save on energy costs

Finance Committee Repeats Commitment to Homeless Shelter
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Finance Committee Repeats Commitment to Homeless Shelter

The Finance and Audit committee adopted an amendment today to establish that the 2018 budget includes level funding for emergency shelters of $718,000.

Photo Gallery: 500 Black Tuxedos
Photo Gallery

500 Black Tuxedos

Upscale event connects teens with role models and a world they mightn't otherwise see.

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division’s Nurse Recruitment Campaign receives international award
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Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division’s Nurse Recruitment Campaign receives international award

Campaign challenges nurses who “have what it takes” to apply to be mental health nurses

County Executive Abele Calls On County Board to Reverse Their Cuts to Homeless Shelter Funding
Press Release

County Executive Abele Calls On County Board to Reverse Their Cuts to Homeless Shelter Funding

Board's $15 Million Budget Cut Includes $200,000 Reduction in Funding for Homeless Shelters

Supervisor Dimitrijevic Proposal Would Keep Lakefront Free, Open
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Supervisor Dimitrijevic Proposal Would Keep Lakefront Free, Open

"We should be making our public parks more accessible, not creating financial barriers."

Milwaukee Film Celebrates 10th Anniversary; Announces 2018 Festival Dates
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Milwaukee Film Celebrates 10th Anniversary; Announces 2018 Festival Dates

Festival organizers hope the later dates will expand programming opportunities.

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division receives $2.6 Million to help families affected by the opioid epidemic
Press Release

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division receives $2.6 Million to help families affected by the opioid epidemic

Family Drug Treatment Court and AODA residential and recovery services help reunite families affected by addiction

Milwaukee’s Film Industry is Bigger Than Beer
Press Release

Milwaukee’s Film Industry is Bigger Than Beer

Film industry grew by 10% (2010-2015); double the rate of local economy

Murphy’s Law: Walker Retreats From Foxconn Deal
Murphy’s Law

Walker Retreats From Foxconn Deal

It was supposed to assure his reelection. What happened?

Milwaukee County Parks Offers Military Veterans Free Greens Fees, Domes Admission, Nov. 11
Press Release

Milwaukee County Parks Offers Military Veterans Free Greens Fees, Domes Admission, Nov. 11

Purple Heart Recipients Reminded to Apply for Year-Round Purple Heart Pass

Abele Statement on 2018 County Budget
Press Release

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
Press Release

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Adopts 2018 Budget

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

China Lights at Boerner Botanical Gardens a Big Success
Press Release

China Lights at Boerner Botanical Gardens a Big Success

The festival saw attendance of more than 110,000 visitors.

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.

2017 Beer Garden Season in The Parks: Final Weekend, Nov. 4-5
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2017 Beer Garden Season in The Parks: Final Weekend, Nov. 4-5

Beer will be “free flowing” Sunday, beginning at 4 p.m., at the South Shore Terrace with free beer until it runs out or 6 p.m.

East Side Oak Leaf Trail Reconstruction Slated to Begin in Early November
Press Release

East Side Oak Leaf Trail Reconstruction Slated to Begin in Early November

The East Side bike trail is a frequently used commuter route, and drainage problems have caused it to deteriorate.

Milwaukee County Finance Committee Adopts Balanced Budget
Press Release

Milwaukee County Finance Committee Adopts Balanced Budget

Budget Would Spend Less than Abele, Eliminate Wheel Tax Increase

Public Policy Forum and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance to Merge
Press Release

Public Policy Forum and Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance to Merge

Researchers at the new group will continue to focus on issues important to state government, local government, schools, Metro Milwaukee, and Wisconsin’s economy.

Lipscomb Invites Public to Annual County Budget Hearing
Press Release

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."

$2.3 Million in Grants for Estabrook Dam Removal
Press Release

$2.3 Million in Grants for Estabrook Dam Removal

NEW Analysis Shows Project Would Take 50+ Homes Out of Floodplain

Record-breaking Milwaukee Film Festival Attendance; 9% Increase to 84,702
Press Release

Record-breaking Milwaukee Film Festival Attendance; 9% Increase to 84,702

The Blood is at the Doorstep wins Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award

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.

UCC, Latino Arts, Pabst Theater Group and American Red Cross to Host Benefit Concert
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UCC, Latino Arts, Pabst Theater Group and American Red Cross to Host Benefit Concert

‘Los Sonidos Unidos’ Concert to Raise Funds for Relief Support in Puerto Rico and Mexico

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Airport Director at General Mitchell International Airport
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Airport Director at General Mitchell International Airport

Dranzik has been serving as interim director of the airport since September 14th.

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

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
Press Release

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.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Proclaims October 9th Indigenous Peoples Day in Milwaukee County
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Proclaims October 9th Indigenous Peoples Day in Milwaukee County

"I’m incredibly proud that Milwaukee County is officially recognizing and appreciating the contributions of native thought, culture, and technology in our society."

Over $140,000 in Cash and Production Services Awarded at Milwaukee Film Festival
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Over $140,000 in Cash and Production Services Awarded at Milwaukee Film Festival

$87,000 in cash and over $60,000 in production services awarded

Milwaukee County Office on African American Affairs Announces Confirmation of Nicole Brookshire as Director of the Office on African American Affairs
Press Release

Milwaukee County Office on African American Affairs Announces Confirmation of Nicole Brookshire as Director of the Office on African American Affairs

Mrs. Brookshire’s confirmation comes following a comprehensive national search, a series of public listening sessions and meetings with key social justice stakeholders.

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

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 Executive Chris Abele Shares Highlights of County Budget
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County Executive Chris Abele Shares Highlights of County Budget

Abele Highlights Plans for New International Terminal at Airport, New Resources to Address Opioid Epidemic, Progress on Ending Chronic Homelessness

Johnson criticizes Milwaukee County Executive’s continued push for a $60 wheel tax
Press Release

Johnson criticizes Milwaukee County Executive’s continued push for a $60 wheel tax

"Executive Abele continues to push his tax first policy to cover budget mismanagement."

County Board Chairman Lipscomb Opposes $60 Wheel Tax
Press Release

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."

County Executive Abele Announces New Dedicated Revenue for County Parks and Transportation in 2018 Budget
Press Release

County Executive Abele Announces New Dedicated Revenue for County Parks and Transportation in 2018 Budget

Public Input Received Through Engage MKE Initiative Prioritizes New Revenue Over Service Cuts

Pattern of Poor Judgment Revealed by String of Departures
Press Release

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

Free Bus Rides, Free Stickers and Free Admission – Take Your Kid on the Bus Day Features Something for Everyone
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Free Bus Rides, Free Stickers and Free Admission – Take Your Kid on the Bus Day Features Something for Everyone

Families across Milwaukee County can leave their cars, minivans and SUVs at home on Saturday, September 23rd

Abele Appointee to County Office on African American Affairs Wins Unanimous Support from County Board’s Economic Development Committee
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Abele Appointee to County Office on African American Affairs Wins Unanimous Support from County Board’s Economic Development Committee

OAAA Poised to Continue Important Workforce Development Work Under Director Nicole Brookshire

Chinese Lantern Festival Opening at County’s Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 22
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Chinese Lantern Festival Opening at County’s Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 22

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced today that the world-class Chinese lantern festival, China Lights: The Magic Returns, will open to the public Sept. 22 at Boerner Botanical Gardens.

New Parking Meters Will Help Homeless

New Parking Meters Will Help Homeless

Local dignitaries unveiled key-shaped meters that will help fund program for homeless.

Milwaukee County Employees Embrace Health

Milwaukee County Employees Embrace Health

More participate in health and wellness program, with encouraging results.

Downtown debuts Key to Change meters on Sept. 13 to aid in ending chronic homelessness
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Downtown debuts Key to Change meters on Sept. 13 to aid in ending chronic homelessness

Seven parking meters retrofitted to collect coin donations for quality-of-life programs

Friday Photos: Vim and Vigor at The Brewery
Friday Photos

Vim and Vigor at The Brewery

Two new apartment buildings are rising up, while another one is cancelled.

County Executive Chris Abele Statement on DACA
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Statement on DACA

"These young immigrants are our friends and neighbors..."

Milwaukee Film Receives Continued and Increased Support From Sponsors
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Receives Continued and Increased Support From Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor, Associated Bank, expands partnership through Milwaukee Film Checking 30 new sponsors provide increase of $301,000 in cash & in-kind support

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Bublr Bus Pass Created
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Bublr Bus Pass Created

County transit system and Bublr create new pass for both a bus and bike ride.

Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance
Press Release

Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance

Former DreamWorks SKG executive hired as director of new organization created to cultivate, connect, and catalyze Milwaukee area film industry

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Top Off New Arena
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Top Off New Arena

4,400-pound steel beam symbolizes the peak of new arena's construction.

Celebratory Topping Off Ceremony Held at New Bucks Arena
Press Release

Celebratory Topping Off Ceremony Held at New Bucks Arena

The new state-of-the-art Bucks arena is currently 55 percent complete and will open in the fall of 2018.

Laughter, Inspiration, & Cocktails: Milwaukee Film Reveals Spotlight Presentations
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Laughter, Inspiration, & Cocktails: Milwaukee Film Reveals Spotlight Presentations

Director and subjects set to attend inspiring Opening Night film STUMPED. U.S. Premiere scheduled for documentary celebrating creative cocktails, Schumann’s Bar Talks.

Traveling Beer Garden Moves to Final Stop for 2017 Season
Press Release

Traveling Beer Garden Moves to Final Stop for 2017 Season

The Traveling Beer Garden is open from 4-10pm on Mondays to Fridays and 11am-10pm on weekends.

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

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.

Milwaukee Film Announces Full Lineup of Cream City Cinema Program
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Full Lineup of Cream City Cinema Program

Popular annual program supports local filmmakers with $12,500 in cash prizes to be awarded. WebsterX, The Fatty Acids, and IshDARR music videos to be a part of shorts showcase

County’s Homeless Program A Success

County’s Homeless Program A Success

Based on national model, which found providing housing actually saves money.

National Association of Counties Appoints Milwaukee County Supervisor David L. Sartori to Leadership Positions
Press Release

National Association of Counties Appoints Milwaukee County Supervisor David L. Sartori to Leadership Positions

"I'm honored to represent Milwaukee County as part of the leadership team of the National Association of Counties," said Sartori.

Campaign Cash: More Republican Dark Money to 527 Groups
Campaign Cash

More Republican Dark Money to 527 Groups

GOP donors give $1.2 million, Democrats give $824,000 in first half of 2017.

Milwaukee Film Announces Return of Cine Sin Fronteras Program
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Return of Cine Sin Fronteras Program

Latinx diaspora program expanded after successful inaugural year

Milwaukee Film Announces Full Black Lens Program Lineup
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Full Black Lens Program Lineup

John Ridley returns with new documentary Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992. Program expands with total of 8 feature films and 2 shorts programs

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

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.

Back-To-School Festival at King Park, Saturday
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Back-To-School Festival at King Park, Saturday

For families with back-to-school budgets that are stretched thin, the festival highlight will be the free backpack and school-supply giveaway.

Campaign Cash: Who Are State’s Dark Money Leaders?
Campaign Cash

Who Are State’s Dark Money Leaders?

MMAC, Chris Abele, liberal Greater Wisconsin Committee lead the way in 2017.

5th Annual IndiaFest Milwaukee Returns to Humboldt Park Aug. 19
Press Release

5th Annual IndiaFest Milwaukee Returns to Humboldt Park Aug. 19

Over the past four years, the outdoor festival focused entirely on India has continued to grow.

“Shining Example”: Public Policy Forum Praises County Executive Abele’s #EngageMKE Initiative
Press Release

“Shining Example”: Public Policy Forum Praises County Executive Abele’s #EngageMKE Initiative

The Engage MKE initiative allows County residents to balance their own budget for Milwaukee County.

Ticket Sales Begin for World-Class Chinese Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 22–Oct. 22
Press Release

Ticket Sales Begin for World-Class Chinese Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 22–Oct. 22

The magical glow of nearly 50 larger-than-life sculptural displays will illuminate 10 acres of Milwaukee’s renowned Boerner Botanical Gardens

Supervisors Override Abele Veto of Salary Limits for Appointees
Press Release

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.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces 2018 Budget Listening Sessions
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces 2018 Budget Listening Sessions

These sessions will be interactive and are designed to provide meaningful and detailed feedback from all participants.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Reaffirms Commitment to Affordable Care Act, Women’s Healthcare Protections
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Reaffirms Commitment to Affordable Care Act, Women’s Healthcare Protections

Milwaukee County has experienced a 58 percent reduction in the County’s uninsured rate since the law took effect

Professional Golfers to Compete at Brown Deer Park Golf Course, Aug. 4-6
Press Release

Professional Golfers to Compete at Brown Deer Park Golf Course, Aug. 4-6

The field of 156 golfers from 31 countries will be competing for a $100,000 total tournament purse.

Supervisors Limit Excessive Pay for Top Political Appointees
Press Release

Supervisors Limit Excessive Pay for Top Political Appointees

Move Requires Implementation of Executive Pay Caps Adopted in 2013

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Foxconn Announcement
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Foxconn Announcement

Abele Lauds Bipartisan Effort to Bring Good Jobs, Opportunity, and Innovation to Wisconsin

Chinese Lantern Festival to Return to Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 22-Oct. 22
Press Release

Chinese Lantern Festival to Return to Boerner Botanical Gardens, Sept. 22-Oct. 22

The 2017 festival will feature nearly 50 handmade, brilliantly lighted, giant-sized lantern displays.

Milwaukee Bucks Foundation Grants $1 Million to Local Nonprofits
Press Release

Milwaukee Bucks Foundation Grants $1 Million to Local Nonprofits

Fifteen Milwaukee organizations to receive funds from the Foundation

Mayor Barrett Supports Siting Foxconn Facility in Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Mayor Barrett Supports Siting Foxconn Facility in Southeastern Wisconsin

Please see the attached letter regarding my support for Foxconn facility’s location in Southeastern Wisconsin.

County Investments in South Shore Park Pay Off
Press Release

County Investments in South Shore Park Pay Off

Beach and Park Upgrades Pushed by Supervisor Dimitrijevic Nearly Complete

Keg Tappings on Wednesday will mark halfway point of beer garden season & celebrate $20,000 of park upgrades
Press Release

Keg Tappings on Wednesday will mark halfway point of beer garden season & celebrate $20,000 of park upgrades

Beer gardens are continuing to help fund upgrades and improvements to parks throughout the county.

A Balancing Act: What We’ve Learned So Far
Press Release

A Balancing Act: What We’ve Learned So Far

"I’m so encouraged by the thoughtful feedback we’ve received from Engage Milwaukee contributors who have balanced their own budget for the County."

You Can Balance the County Budget

You Can Balance the County Budget

Abele’s new widget gives citizens a chance to submit draft spending plans.

County Executive Abele Announces Retirement Sustainability Taskforce
Press Release

County Executive Abele Announces Retirement Sustainability Taskforce

"Our current pension system is overly complicated and unsustainable."

Examination of Pension System Confirms Systemic Errors Span At Least Three Decades
Press Release

Examination of Pension System Confirms Systemic Errors Span At Least Three Decades

"This examination also confirms that this kind of piecemeal reform strategy is a total failure for our system."

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Announces Community Priorities in 2018 Budget Request Narrative
Press Release

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division Announces Community Priorities in 2018 Budget Request Narrative

Behavioral Health Division and Mental Health Board encourage public to submit feedback

Photo Gallery: 2017 Juneteenth Day Rocks
Photo Gallery

2017 Juneteenth Day Rocks

One of nation's oldest Juneteenth Days celebrates slavery's end.

Op Ed: County Neglects Parks and Culture
Op Ed

County Neglects Parks and Culture

Bucks arena gets millions while parks, museums, zoo decline.

Milwaukee Film Announces Dramatic Expansion, Leases Oriental Theatre for 31 Years
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Dramatic Expansion, Leases Oriental Theatre for 31 Years

Secures Largest Gift In Its History: $2,000,000 from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

County Executive Abele Announces Launch of “Engage Milwaukee” Initiative
Press Release

County Executive Abele Announces Launch of “Engage Milwaukee” Initiative

Using a new software platform residents will be able to design and share their own budget for Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Nicole Brookshire as Director of the Office on African American Affairs
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Nicole Brookshire as Director of the Office on African American Affairs

Brookshire was selected as the top candidate from a group of 250 by the OAAA Transition Committee.

MCTS One Of The Best In The U.S.

MCTS One Of The Best In The U.S.

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

House Confidential: Sheriff Candidate Lives In Style
House Confidential

Sheriff Candidate Lives In Style

Earnell Lucas, head of MLB security has lovely, $621,000 East Side home.

Fyxation Bicycle Co. & Milwaukee County Parks team up to launch Traveling Beer Garden custom bicycle
Press Release

Fyxation Bicycle Co. & Milwaukee County Parks team up to launch Traveling Beer Garden custom bicycle

The bicycles will be on display at each of the Traveling Beer Garden stops throughout summer.

Abele Stands Up for Milwaukee County
Press Release

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
Press Release

Court Rules Against Abele Again, Denies Stay

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

You’re invited to the PrideFest 2017 Opening Ceremonies
Press Release

You’re invited to the PrideFest 2017 Opening Ceremonies

Celebrate 30 years of triumph with Milwaukee Pride

County Executive Abele To Seek Court Remedy on Illegal Action By the County Board
Press Release

County Executive Abele To Seek Court Remedy on Illegal Action By the County Board

"It’s disappointing that Chairman Lipscomb won’t abide by the Court ruling he sought and instead is forcing the County to spend additional taxpayer money on this lawsuit."

MCTS One of the Top Systems in the Country Getting You to Work
Press Release

MCTS One of the Top Systems in the Country Getting You to Work

Milwaukee is ranked higher than many larger communities including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami and San Diego.

Chris Abele to Give MATC $500,000 to the MATC Promise Program
Press Release

Chris Abele to Give MATC $500,000 to the MATC Promise Program

Gift Will Advance Planning for Wisconsin’s First Adult Promise Program

City, County Public Safety Agreement Wins Approval
Press Release

City, County Public Safety Agreement Wins Approval

Mayor Barrett, County Executive Abele announce partnership to improve public safety

County Executive Chris Abele Announces “Bear Garden” Coming to Milwaukee County Zoo
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Announces “Bear Garden” Coming to Milwaukee County Zoo

New Public-Private Concessions Partnership Will Expand on County’s Successful Beer Gardens, Bring Additional Revenue to the Zoo, and Feature Local Vendors

Op Ed: Save the Sanctuary Woods
Op Ed

Save the Sanctuary Woods

Precious nature reserve on County Grounds in Tosa could be destroyed.

County Executive Abele Granted Unlawful Raises
Press Release

County Executive Abele Granted Unlawful Raises

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

Abele Blasts State on Juvenile Prisons

Abele Blasts State on Juvenile Prisons

State wants 21% hike in fees and more inmates at failing prisons.

Statement on Federal Ruling
Press Release

Statement on Federal Ruling

"This executive order was never based on a reality that public safety was at risk and neither was the letter nine of us received from the Department of Justice last Friday."

County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Whitnall Park Craft Beer Garden to Open May 5th
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Whitnall Park Craft Beer Garden to Open May 5th

Whitnall Park Beer Garden will open from 4:00-9:00 pm on Tuesdays to Fridays and 11:00am-9:00pm on weekends.

Op Ed: Don’t Cut State Dementia Care
Op Ed

Don’t Cut State Dementia Care

County execs say growing problem needs continued state funding.

County Executive Abele Statement on DOJ Letter
Press Release

County Executive Abele Statement on DOJ Letter

"We are in compliance with the law and will share the required legal opinion by the date requested."

County Creating Community Centers

County Creating Community Centers

Will focus on black employment, education. MPS may collaborate.

Plenty of Horne: Could Pabst Brewery Transform Industry?
Plenty of Horne

Could Pabst Brewery Transform Industry?

CEO sees new Milwaukee brewery as place for innovative creations.

Milwaukee County Parks Back-to-Back Winners at MANDI Awards
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Milwaukee County Parks Back-to-Back Winners at MANDI Awards

Johnsons Park Wins MANDI Award for Revitalization Efforts Spearheaded by Center for Resilient Cities, Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Parks

Milwaukee County to Partner With Wauwatosa to Add New County Parkland
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Milwaukee County to Partner With Wauwatosa to Add New County Parkland

"Protecting our natural spaces has long been a priority of mine."

Eyes on Milwaukee: 7 Election Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

7 Election Winners and Losers

Unions, Hmong community and county infighters were among the winners.

Community Restoration Centers Will Address Racial Disparities
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Community Restoration Centers Will Address Racial Disparities

Supervisor Weishan authored the resolution after listening to county residents discuss their priorities for the Office of African American Affairs.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will County Give Pension to State?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will County Give Pension to State?

Board approves work group to study state takeover of pension system.

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 Chris Abele Introduces Resolution Denouncing Repeal of the Affordable Care Act
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County Executive Chris Abele Introduces Resolution Denouncing Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

Reaffirms Milwaukee County’s Support of the ACA, Rejects American Health Care Act

The State of Politics: Barrett Sells Milwaukee to GOP
The State of Politics

Barrett Sells Milwaukee to GOP

City has reinvented itself, deserves greater investment from state, he argues.

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..."

Plenty of Horne: Chisholm For Governor?
Plenty of Horne

Chisholm For Governor?

Will District Attorney run against Walker? DA's son encourages speculation.

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

Humboldt Park Beer Garden Fund Leads to $54,000 in Repairs
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Humboldt Park Beer Garden Fund Leads to $54,000 in Repairs

Improvements to Humboldt Park Beer pavilion include upgrades to restrooms and improved wheelchair accessibility, while maintaining the historical character of the building.

Milwaukee County Declares Snow Emergency On Monday, March 13th, Effective at 1:00PM, CST
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Milwaukee County Declares Snow Emergency On Monday, March 13th, Effective at 1:00PM, CST

Pursuant to this declaration, all non-essential departments will be closed for the safety of our employees and the public.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Should County Operate Streetcar?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Should County Operate Streetcar?

Board members push -- belatedly -- for county transit to operate streetcar.

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.

Survey Says: Milwaukee County Residents Support Our Vision for Parks
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Survey Says: Milwaukee County Residents Support Our Vision for Parks

Community input from the 2016 household survey will support the County’s resident‐driven planning effort.

Back in the News: Sue Black Faces More Controversy
Back in the News

Sue Black Faces More Controversy

Former county parks director investigated for management of Arizona Parks.

County Executive Abele Announces Launch of Additional Public Hearings, Online Feedback for BHD
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County Executive Abele Announces Launch of Additional Public Hearings, Online Feedback for BHD

Goal is to increase public involvement and diversity of ideas to shape BHD budget

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

2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open
Press Release

2017 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open

Festival Offers to Pay for All Work Screened; Free Entry for All Films; $34,500 in Cash Prizes Promised

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bucks Select Apartment Developer
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bucks Select Apartment Developer

Up-and-coming development firm will build 90-unit building

Milwaukee County Executive Abele goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School
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Milwaukee County Executive Abele goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

Abele says his focus is not on conflict but cooperation to address the county’s biggest problems, including persistent racial disparities.

Milwaukee County’s Approach to Mental Health Reform is a National Success Story
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Milwaukee County’s Approach to Mental Health Reform is a National Success Story

In a series of interviews spanning several months, Buzzfeed documented the work of Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division clinicians Tai Hooper and Hendriel Anderson.

Public Forum For Lake Park Bridge

Public Forum For Lake Park Bridge

Public invited to a meeting about the future of historic Ravine Road Bridge

The State of Politics: Legislators Could Trim Walker Budget
The State of Politics

Legislators Could Trim Walker Budget

Does governor expect them to throw out his bag of goodies?

A County Agenda For Black Community?

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $834

A County Agenda For Black Community?

A County Agenda For Black Community?

Role of Office of African American Affairs debated at listening session.

Cullen Improves County’s Collection of Delinquent Property Taxes
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Cullen Improves County’s Collection of Delinquent Property Taxes

"...it has always been my goal to look at new ways to protect the taxpayers' hard earned money."

10 Milwaukee County Accomplishments You Should Know About
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10 Milwaukee County Accomplishments You Should Know About

Here is a run-down of the top 10 accomplishments we want you to know about from 2016.

Op Ed: Save the County Grounds. Again.
Op Ed

Save the County Grounds. Again.

Tosa master plan will destroy rare 60-acre nature preserve.

New UCC Facility For Women Addicts

New UCC Facility For Women Addicts

Heroin overdose deaths in county up 241% since 2010.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, State Rep. David Crowley to Host Community Input Session on County Office on African American Affairs
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, State Rep. David Crowley to Host Community Input Session on County Office on African American Affairs

This community input session will take place at the COA Goldin Center 2320 W. Burleigh St.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Project Labor Agreements
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Project Labor Agreements

..."I’m concerned that this legislation as crafted could hinder the successful training programs that the building and construction trades are providing the labor force in our region."

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Prevention Effort Against Substance Abuse
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Prevention Effort Against Substance Abuse

The campaign is in its second year in Milwaukee County and is part of National Drug and Alcohol Fact Week .

Common Council greenlights creation of Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force
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Common Council greenlights creation of Heroin, Opioid and Cocaine Task Force

The task force will build on the city’s partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin and data analysis by Alderman Murphy’s office.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Convenes Community Leaders on Office on African American Affairs
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Convenes Community Leaders on Office on African American Affairs

Ralph Hollmon to Spearhead Group’s Discussions on OAAA Hiring and Community Engagement

Back in the News: Sheriff Clarke’s Meltdown?
Back in the News

Sheriff Clarke’s Meltdown?

He threatens to eliminate a citizen, uses vicious racial slur against another.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Joins Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach in Betting on a Packers Victory
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Joins Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach in Betting on a Packers Victory

Abele is joining the bet and sweetening the deal by adding in a case of Schlitz, the beer that made Milwaukee famous, and sausages from Usingers.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at King Center, Jan. 16
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at King Center, Jan. 16

The first 200 people attending the program will receive a token for a ticket to the afternoon Milwaukee Bucks game.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Welcomes Legislature to 2017-2018 Session
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Welcomes Legislature to 2017-2018 Session

“Congratulations and welcome to the members of the 2017-2018 legislative session.”

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $4.1 Million HUD Grant to Help Fund County’s Efforts on Homelessness
Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: County Executive Chris Abele Applauds House of Correction Staff on “Excellent” Inspections
Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Employees Making a Difference
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Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors Employees Making a Difference

County Executive Abele is putting the spotlight on employees who have gone above and beyond to give back to our community and make a difference.

Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Fleet Management Awarded “Fleet Top 100” Honor
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Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: Milwaukee County Fleet Management Awarded “Fleet Top 100” Honor

Productivity is up to 98 percent through the use of key performance indicators available to all County employees for complete transparency.

Murphy’s Law: Symphony Move Huge for Downtown
Murphy’s Law

Symphony Move Huge for Downtown

A big win for the orchestra and Downtown, with a minor impact on Marcus Center.

Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: County Executive Chris Abele Recognizes Exceptional Performance Throughout the County
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Spotlight on Milwaukee County Workers: County Executive Chris Abele Recognizes Exceptional Performance Throughout the County

“I’d like to say a special thank you to just some of our great County employees...”

County Closes Lake Park Bridge

County Closes Lake Park Bridge

Abele administration cites safety concerns, seeks $2 million in private funds.

Passengers with Disabilities Say Yes to MCTS: Company Breaks its ADA Bus Boardings Record
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Passengers with Disabilities Say Yes to MCTS: Company Breaks its ADA Bus Boardings Record

100,000+ Boardings with Passengers Using Mobility Devices in 2016

33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration “We Shall Overcome”
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33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration “We Shall Overcome”

Presented in Cooperation with the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

New Report Estimates Domes Cost

New Report Estimates Domes Cost

$64 million to replace or $14 to $54 million for repair approaches. Abele may favor relocation.

Fund for Lake Michigan Commits $250,000 to Estabrook Dam Removal
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Fund for Lake Michigan Commits $250,000 to Estabrook Dam Removal

Removing the dam will restore crucial habitat for native fish species including sturgeon, walleye, salmon and trout.

Murphy’s Law: State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower
Murphy’s Law

State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower

Yes, they’re at a historic low. But things could get worse.

High Time For Sheriff David Clarke To Get Back To Work
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High Time For Sheriff David Clarke To Get Back To Work

Four prisoners have died at the Milwaukee County Jail in recent months.

Bucks and SkillSmart Partner on new Workforce Development Platform for Arena District Employment
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Bucks and SkillSmart Partner on new Workforce Development Platform for Arena District Employment

First community town hall meeting scheduled for Dec. 15 at Journey House to introduce local jobseekers to the platform and assist with RPP certification.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Margaret Daun as Corporation Counsel
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Margaret Daun as Corporation Counsel

Ms. Daun comes to Milwaukee County with diverse experience in the public and private sectors.

Independent Engineering Firm Releases Report That Confirms Initial Cost Estimates for Domes Repairs
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Independent Engineering Firm Releases Report That Confirms Initial Cost Estimates for Domes Repairs

Estimates to repair the Domes range from $14 million to $64 million.

13 Short Facts About The Domes

13 Short Facts About The Domes

Domes task force presented with data that reveals much about the popular attraction.

Streetsblog: Seattle Offers Lesson for Milwaukee
Streetsblog

Seattle Offers Lesson for Milwaukee

Rather than simply launching free transit, King County creates more sustainable model.

Rep. Zepnick Speaks at Milwaukee Domes Grand Re-Opening, Calls for Community Engagement on Domes’ Next Steps
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Rep. Zepnick Speaks at Milwaukee Domes Grand Re-Opening, Calls for Community Engagement on Domes’ Next Steps

The grand re-opening event held today was a daylong celebration that included live Christmas music and a holiday floral show.

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.

MCTS and County Executive Chris Abele Honor Rosa Parks with Headlight Tribute & Reserved Bus Seat
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MCTS and County Executive Chris Abele Honor Rosa Parks with Headlight Tribute & Reserved Bus Seat

Every bus in the MCTS fleet will have a seat reserved in honor of Rosa Parks.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Holly Davis as Director of the Department on Aging
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Appointment of Holly Davis as Director of the Department on Aging

Ms. Davis has a track record of service to underserved and vulnerable populations.

South Shore Park to Benefit from $1.2 Million Investment
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South Shore Park to Benefit from $1.2 Million Investment

One of the goals of the South Shore project is to remove the beach from many "10 worst" lists.

County Executive Abele Statement on Pension Board Decision on Dennis Dietscher
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County Executive Abele Statement on Pension Board Decision on Dennis Dietscher

Dietscher was sentenced to 42 months incarceration after pleading guilty to felonious misconduct.

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

Donor Pledges $1 Million for Lake Park Bridge

Donor Pledges $1 Million for Lake Park Bridge

But anonymous East Side philanthropist demands closing Ravine Road to vehicle traffic.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks County Board for Vote to Reconfirm Kerry Mitchell
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks County Board for Vote to Reconfirm Kerry Mitchell

Ms. Mitchell’s primary focus has been finding ways to invest in and support our most valuable asset -- our employees.

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.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks Common Council for Their Support to Remove Estabrook Dam
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thanks Common Council for Their Support to Remove Estabrook Dam

MMSD will be responsible for removing the Dam once it obtains the necessary DNR permits.

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.

County Supervisor Anthony Staskunas Opposes $60 Wheel Tax
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County Supervisor Anthony Staskunas Opposes $60 Wheel Tax

"It is regressive, it's much higher than other wheel taxes around the state, and it is an extreme burden on those with multiple vehicles."

Broad Community Support for County Executive Abele’s Transit Plan
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Broad Community Support for County Executive Abele’s Transit Plan

Independent fiscal experts sounding the alarm that Milwaukee County’s transit system is in trouble.

The Growth of Journey House

The Growth of Journey House

South-side non-profit rescues building, creates place for youth aging out of foster care.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces the Reopening of Desert Dome
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces the Reopening of Desert Dome

Grand Reopening Celebration Event Set for December 1st

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?

What People Are Saying About the Estabrook Dam: “Worthless,” “A Waste of Money,” “I Want the Dam Gone”
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What People Are Saying About the Estabrook Dam: “Worthless,” “A Waste of Money,” “I Want the Dam Gone”

Here’s a look at what community members are telling County Executive Abele about the Estabrook Dam.

Supervisor Johnson: Abele’s Estabrook Scheme Offensive
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Supervisor Johnson: Abele’s Estabrook Scheme Offensive

"His anti-democratic scheme exploits the special powers granted to him by the Republican legislature in Madison."

Public Policy Forum Reviews County Executive Abele’s 2017 Budget
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Public Policy Forum Reviews County Executive Abele’s 2017 Budget

Nonpartisan researchers concur that “sizable” amount of new revenue is needed to maintain service levels and catch up on seferred maintenance; Abele proposal offers permanent relief

Murphy’s Law: David Clarke the Demagogue
Murphy’s Law

David Clarke the Demagogue

A sheriff who once represented law and order has sold his soul to become a media star.

Prost! To MillerCoors, Mural Artist at South Shore Terrace, Oct. 19
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Prost! To MillerCoors, Mural Artist at South Shore Terrace, Oct. 19

The celebration will begin at 4 p.m. with a keg tapping, toast to the artist, and free beer while the supply lasts.

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.

Domes Makes Most Endangered List

Domes Makes Most Endangered List

One of 11 most endangered, says National Trust for Historic Preservation, which could help rally support.

Milwaukee County Announces New Milestone in Efforts to End Chronic Homelessness
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Milwaukee County Announces New Milestone in Efforts to End Chronic Homelessness

Milwaukee County opens Wisconsin’s First New Harm Reduction Housing Development

2017 Budget Talk Cut Short – Misses the Mark on Respect for Taxpayers
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2017 Budget Talk Cut Short – Misses the Mark on Respect for Taxpayers

Supervisor Alexander holds fiscally conservative viewpoints on behalf of her constituents and opposes the wheel tax.

County Executive Chris Abele Introduces 2017 Executive Budget
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County Executive Chris Abele Introduces 2017 Executive Budget

Budget Commits to Building a Stronger Community with SAVE Transit Plan, Investment in Youth Programs and Public Safety, and Path towards $15 Living Wage

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 […]

County Executive Abele Breaks Commitment to Not Increase Taxes
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County Executive Abele Breaks Commitment to Not Increase Taxes

Proposed wheel tax is an 80% increase for suburbs, 63% increase for city

County Executive Chris Abele Announces SAVE Transit Plan
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces SAVE Transit Plan

Without new revenue and some operational changes, the transit system in Milwaukee County is at risk.

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.

County Executive Chris Abele Lays Out Path to $15/Hour Minimum Wage
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County Executive Chris Abele Lays Out Path to $15/Hour Minimum Wage

A majority of Wisconsinites support increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Chinese Lantern Festival Opening at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Oct. 1
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Chinese Lantern Festival Opening at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Oct. 1

It's a celebration of Asian culture featuring 40 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Update on The Domes
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Update on The Domes

A grand reopening event for all three Domes is being planned for early December.

Milwaukee County Receives Initial Federal Approval for Bus Rapid Transit
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Milwaukee County Receives Initial Federal Approval for Bus Rapid Transit

This approval allows the County and MCTS to begin environmental and engineering studies on the route.

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Expected Festival Guests
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Expected Festival Guests

Headliners include Academy Award-winner John Ridley, Emmy Award-winner Sam Pollard, The Blind Side actor Quinton Aaron, Silicon Valley actor Martin Starr, and Arrested Development actor Mae Whitman

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.

County Executive Chris Abele, Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic Announce $350,000 EPA Grant for South Shore Project
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County Executive Chris Abele, Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic Announce $350,000 EPA Grant for South Shore Project

The South Shore project aims to improve water quality and beach health, with a long term goal of being removed from the top 10 worst beach list.

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

MCTS Employee Named to Top 40 Under 40 List
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MCTS Employee Named to Top 40 Under 40 List

Mass Transit Magazine Honors Professionals from Across the Country

Abele’s “asinine” comment regarding Public Safety Action Plan way off base
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Abele’s “asinine” comment regarding Public Safety Action Plan way off base

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan September 6, 2016

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens on Thursday
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Opens on Thursday

Today is last day to buy discounted festival passes and ticket 6-Packs. New Age Narcissism headlines Opening Night Party

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Reappointment of DHHS Director Héctor Colón
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Reappointment of DHHS Director Héctor Colón

Colón Reappointment Wins Endorsement of Mayor Barrett, Gov. Doyle, Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence, broad coalition of community members

Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations
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Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations

Festival opens with Life, Animated from Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams. Milwaukee 53206: A Community Serves Time returns to Milwaukee after sold-out June premiere

Plenty of Horne: Mexico Opens 50th US Consulate Here
Plenty of Horne

Mexico Opens 50th US Consulate Here

A big turnout of American and Mexican politicians with "Trumpism" in the air.

County Executive Chris Abele Announces “Parks with Purpose” Community Workshops
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces “Parks with Purpose” Community Workshops

Information gathered will support the two major park planning efforts underway simultaneously.

House Confidential: An “Extraordinary” Frank Lloyd Wright
House Confidential

An “Extraordinary” Frank Lloyd Wright

Terrace Ave. home cost Manpower exec Robert Elsner $37,000 in 1955, now worth $750,000.

Statement of IBEW Local 494 on Milwaukee County’s Sale of the Downtown Transit Center
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Statement of IBEW Local 494 on Milwaukee County’s Sale of the Downtown Transit Center

"The Couture is the next big step forward in Milwaukee's ongoing renaissance."

Couture Economic Development Project to Move Forward
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Couture Economic Development Project to Move Forward

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Closing on Sale of Downtown Transit Center.

Milwaukee County Receives $2.4 Million Grant from SAMHSA to Support Housing First Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness
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Milwaukee County Receives $2.4 Million Grant from SAMHSA to Support Housing First Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supports County-wide collaborative to end chronic homelessness

Milwaukee County to Move Forward on $2.3 Million Investment at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park
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Milwaukee County to Move Forward on $2.3 Million Investment at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park

“Recent events in Milwaukee have proven how much we rely on institutions like Boys & Girls Clubs to serve as anchors in their communities,” County Executive Chris Abele said.

Last Buses Pull Out of Downtown Transit Center This Weekend
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Last Buses Pull Out of Downtown Transit Center This Weekend

The Transit Center property was sold by Milwaukee County to developer Rick Barrett who is redeveloping the land into The Couture project.

We WANT You to Pika-choose Milwaukee County Parks
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We WANT You to Pika-choose Milwaukee County Parks

“To be clear, simply playing Pokémon GO doesn’t require a permit...”

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces John Ridley to Join Board of Directors
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces John Ridley to Join Board of Directors

Academy Award-winner and Mequon native will be this year’s keynote speaker

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Program Lineup
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Program Lineup

58 locally-made films to be presented; $12,500 to be awarded in juried prizes

County Executive Announces Hiring of Department on Aging Director
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County Executive Announces Hiring of Department on Aging Director

Ms. Davis comes to Milwaukee County having run large and complex agencies and organizations.

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Cine Sin Fronteras Program Lineup
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Cine Sin Fronteras Program Lineup

Showcasing the rich and vibrant Latinx diaspora through cinema

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?”

Murphy’s Law: 19 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

19 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the candidates, behind the scenes. who won, who lost?

Sheriff Clarke Seeks 50% Tax Levy Increase

Sheriff Clarke Seeks 50% Tax Levy Increase

His budget request asks for 206 additional full-time positions, a 29% increase in his staff.

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Launches Sportsball! and United States of Cinema Programs
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Launches Sportsball! and United States of Cinema Programs

Programs include feature-length sports documentaries and American independent fiction films

Murphy’s Law: Can Chisholm Be Beaten?
Murphy’s Law

Can Chisholm Be Beaten?

The DA pleads for help as dark money from outside the county blasts him.

Inaugural Chinese Lantern Festival Comes to Boerner Botanical Gardens in October
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Inaugural Chinese Lantern Festival Comes to Boerner Botanical Gardens in October

1,000 sculptural components will be created on-site by more than 30 artists from China.

District Attorney John Chisholm earns support of community leaders, elected officials, labor unions, citizen organizations, and law enforcement groups
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District Attorney John Chisholm earns support of community leaders, elected officials, labor unions, citizen organizations, and law enforcement groups

Chisholm, a veteran of the United States Army, was first elected in 2006 after serving 12 years as an assistant prosecutor, including leading the gun unit.

Estabrook Dam Removal May Cost County Over $13 Million Dollars
Press Release

Estabrook Dam Removal May Cost County Over $13 Million Dollars

The property value claim alone is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $12 million.

County Executive Chris Abele Endorses Jason Fields for State Assembly
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County Executive Chris Abele Endorses Jason Fields for State Assembly

“Jason has always been focused on finding solutions, and not looking for fights,” said County Executive Chris Abele.

House Confidential: Alex Lasry’s $1 Million Waterfront Condo
House Confidential

Alex Lasry’s $1 Million Waterfront Condo

And why not? The son of Bucks owner Marc Lasry has become a MAJOR player in town.

County Executive Chris Abele endorses Senator Lena Taylor
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County Executive Chris Abele endorses Senator Lena Taylor

“I'm proud to endorse Senator Lena Taylor’s reelection on August 9,” said County Executive Chris Abele.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces 2017 Budget Listening Sessions
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces 2017 Budget Listening Sessions

“As we do the work of creating a responsible budget for the upcoming year, I look forward to hearing from the public”

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Black Lens Program Lineup
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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Black Lens Program Lineup

Showcases fiction and documentary films from emerging and established African-American directors

Lake Park Bridge Faces Thorny Issues

Lake Park Bridge Faces Thorny Issues

Citizens narrow options, but funding issue still makes any solution tough to accomplish.

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.

Black Residents Talk About Police Misconduct

Black Residents Talk About Police Misconduct

Demands for accountability at listening session of county Office of African American Affairs.

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Begins Monday July 25
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Downtown Employee Appreciation Week Begins Monday July 25

The opening ceremony well be held at Red Arrow Park from 11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Data Wonk: Schools With Low-Income Students Can Succeed
Data Wonk

Schools With Low-Income Students Can Succeed

But they tend to be charter schools. Will Abele use OSPP to create more?

International Agreement to Bring Chinese Lantern Festival to Boerner Botanical Gardens in October
Press Release

International Agreement to Bring Chinese Lantern Festival to Boerner Botanical Gardens in October

Throughout October, the festival’s 40 giant displays will illuminate nine acres of the Botanical Gardens.

County Executive Chris Abele Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Endorses David Crowley for State Assembly

"David has proven his worth to Milwaukee over the course of his career, said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Second List of Official Selections
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Second List of Official Selections

Lineup includes Beware the Slenderman and a new sports documentary program

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele endorses Hillary Clinton
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele endorses Hillary Clinton

"Secretary Clinton is the best candidate to unite our Country and continue moving us forward so that every American has a shot at building their American Dream,” Milwaukee County Executive Abele said.

Free Pokémon Go Event in Mitchell Park July 23
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Free Pokémon Go Event in Mitchell Park July 23

In addition to the smartphone game, families will enjoy photo-ops and Pokémon-themed games.

Data Wonk: Can MPS Learn From the Data?
Data Wonk

Can MPS Learn From the Data?

Its rejection of the Opportunity Schools Partnership is merely one sign the answer is no.

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."

County Executive Chris Abele endorses DA John Chisholm
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele endorses DA John Chisholm

“I am proud to endorse District Attorney John Chisholm,” said County Executive Chris Abele.

Milwaukee County BRT Project Receives Wide Ranging Support from Community Leaders, Advocates, Business Groups and Riders
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Milwaukee County BRT Project Receives Wide Ranging Support from Community Leaders, Advocates, Business Groups and Riders

County Board and Milwaukee Common Council Committees Expected to Vote on BRT This Week

4th Annual IndiaFest Milwaukee Returns to Humboldt Park Aug. 20
Milwaukee Film Announces Addition of Mark Sabljak to Festival Staff
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Milwaukee Film Announces Addition of Mark Sabljak to Festival Staff

Former Milwaukee Business Journal publisher and market president joins team for 2016 film festival

County Executive Abele endorses Thomas Harris for Senate
Press Release

County Executive Abele endorses Thomas Harris for Senate

“I have known and worked with Thomas for years and I can say unequivocally that he is best person in the race to help us tackle the challenges facing Milwaukee,” Chris Abele said.

Republican Takeover of MPS is a Failure
Press Release

Republican Takeover of MPS is a Failure

Resignation of Takeover Czar a Victory for Milwaukee Children

Milwaukee County Chosen for White House Data Driven Justice Initiative
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Milwaukee County Chosen for White House Data Driven Justice Initiative

The program aims to reduce incarceration through comprehensive, data-driven reforms.

Julie Meyer, 20th District Assembly Candidate, Praises Demond Means’ Decision to Abandon Chris Abele’s MPS Takeover Plan

Contribution to David Crowley of $1,000

Julie Meyer, 20th District Assembly Candidate, Praises Demond Means’ Decision to Abandon Chris Abele’s MPS Takeover Plan
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Julie Meyer, 20th District Assembly Candidate, Praises Demond Means’ Decision to Abandon Chris Abele’s MPS Takeover Plan

Julie Meyer is a 29-year MPS teacher that believes the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program is a threat to the existence of public education in Milwaukee

Takeover Commissioner Demond Means’ Resignation a Victory for Milwaukee Students and Community
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Takeover Commissioner Demond Means’ Resignation a Victory for Milwaukee Students and Community

“We will continue to resist any attack on our community’s fundamental democratic rights that would remove public institutions from the control of our publicly elected school board,” said MTEA President Kim Schroeder.

MPS Creates More Community Schools

MPS Creates More Community Schools

New reform comes after school board rejects proposed state OSPP plan by Abele.

Survey Seeks Opinions on Domes’ Future

Survey Seeks Opinions on Domes’ Future

County asks citizens to complete online survey with nine options for Mitchell Park Domes.

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals First List of Official Selections
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals First List of Official Selections

Milwaukee Film announces new Latinx diaspora program and film festival venues

Update regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)
Press Release

Update regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)

No decision was reached today.

MPS Board President Mark Sain, Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver issue statement regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)
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MPS Board President Mark Sain, Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver issue statement regarding Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP)

We recently requested a meeting with County Executive Abele and Commissioner Means to discuss an alternative to the OSPP proposal.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Applauds City of Wauwatosa Decision to Advance Bus Rapid Transit
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Applauds City of Wauwatosa Decision to Advance Bus Rapid Transit

“The City of Wauwatosa is always a great partner when it comes to economic development, public safety, and growing strong communities."

MCTS Driver Helps Girl Escape from Dangerous Situation
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MCTS Driver Helps Girl Escape from Dangerous Situation

Chambers is no stranger to being recognized for her good works; she has received numerous commendations during her 12 years as an MCTS driver.

PrideFest Milwaukee celebrates triumph over tragedy
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PrideFest Milwaukee celebrates triumph over tragedy

Community unites for largest LGBTQ pride celebration ever

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Bathroom Policy
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Bathroom Policy

“As of today, the restrooms in my office are gender neutral."

Bucks Groundbreaking and Second Annual Block Party Set for June 18
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Bucks Groundbreaking and Second Annual Block Party Set for June 18

Oscar Robertson, Jabari Parker, Bucks owners and elected officials all scheduled to attend

You’re invited to our Opening Ceremonies!
Press Release

You’re invited to our Opening Ceremonies!

PrideFest celebrates community heroes Friday, June 10

Murphy’s Law: Does Anyone Oppose Bus Rapid Transit?
Murphy’s Law

Does Anyone Oppose Bus Rapid Transit?

The idea is very unsexy, yet has gained amazingly wide support.

County’s defensive reaction to committee testimony disappointing
Press Release

County’s defensive reaction to committee testimony disappointing

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan June 7, 2016

Gun Violence Rally Calls for Change

Gun Violence Rally Calls for Change

Politicians, citizens decry problem in Milwaukee, which saw spike in gun violence last year.

Op-Ed: On MPS, Adults Turn in Homework Late
Op-Ed

On MPS, Adults Turn in Homework Late

Milwaukee leaders deserve failing grade on Partnership Program.

MCTS and Summerfest Team Up to Offer a New Way to Get to the Big Gig
Press Release

MCTS and Summerfest Team Up to Offer a New Way to Get to the Big Gig

Cash may be king, but the all-new MCTS Pre>Fare is a rock star at getting you to Summerfest!

National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Press Release

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Turning Wisconsin Orange to Help End Gun Violence

Op-Ed: Marquette/Aurora Partnership Shows Leadership
Op-Ed

Marquette/Aurora Partnership Shows Leadership

New $120 million athletics research center may have more economic impact than Bucks arena.

Data Wonk: Why Federal Court Rejected Archer Suit
Data Wonk

Why Federal Court Rejected Archer Suit

Eric O’Keefe’s attempt to punish DA John Chisholm was way thin on evidence.

County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Creation of Office on African American Affairs
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Creation of Office on African American Affairs

“I want to thank the County Board for unanimously supporting the mission of the Office on African American Affairs today.”

County Executive Abele, Dr. Demond Means Make Announcement on OSPP Timeline
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County Executive Abele, Dr. Demond Means Make Announcement on OSPP Timeline

"Even though MPS agrees with us that this law is not ideal, we are asking them to be open to a conversation with us about how we can implement the law in the most productive way possible."

Milwaukee Film Announces World Premiere Screening of Milwaukee 53206
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces World Premiere Screening of Milwaukee 53206

Film explores the lives of those affected by mass incarceration in Milwaukee

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.

MPS Teachers Oppose State Partnership Plan

MPS Teachers Oppose State Partnership Plan

They demand specifics; Demond Means denies he will “takeover” failing schools.

PolitiFact Wisconsin Issues “Pants on Fire” Rating to Claim that OSPP Commissioner Wants to “Gut” MPS
Murphy’s Law: Why Urban School Chiefs Fail
Murphy’s Law

Why Urban School Chiefs Fail

The lessons of former MPS superintendent Gregory Thornton’s firing in Baltimore.

Chris Abele and Demond Means Miss Key Facts About the Community Schools Model
Press Release

Chris Abele and Demond Means Miss Key Facts About the Community Schools Model

"It’s important to note that Community Schools are more than community partnerships."

MCTS Mourns the Loss of 9-Year-Old Za’layia Jenkins
Press Release

MCTS Mourns the Loss of 9-Year-Old Za’layia Jenkins

Za’layia’s mother works for MCTS in the Customer Service Department.

OSPP Affirms Commitment to Community Schools
Press Release

OSPP Affirms Commitment to Community Schools

Some schools within MPS are already utilizing a community schools model, in partnership with the United Way.

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2016 Campaign Art & Early Ticket Sales
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2016 Campaign Art & Early Ticket Sales

Up to 40% off Festival Passes and ticket 6-Packs

Legal Opinion: OSPP Plan to Preserve Funding for MPS, Protect Our Public Schools Meets the Law
Press Release

Legal Opinion: OSPP Plan to Preserve Funding for MPS, Protect Our Public Schools Meets the Law

Amid questions raised about the legality of the proposal Dr. Means and County Executive Abele sought a formal legal opinion.

MPS Asked to Say YES to Protect Public Schools
Press Release

MPS Asked to Say YES to Protect Public Schools

Opportunity Schools Partnership Program Launches Website to Inform Public on Proposal to Keep Funds, Students, and Employees in MPS

Hamilton to launch effort to raze blighted properties in Milwaukee’s central city
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Hamilton to launch effort to raze blighted properties in Milwaukee’s central city

The new blight-fighting endeavor will advocate public/private partnerships that will demolish abandoned, dangerous and unsanitary properties in the city’s Promise Zones.

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce congratulates Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on 2nd Inauguration Day
Press Release

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce congratulates Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on 2nd Inauguration Day

County Executive continues to be champion for veterans and business development

Community leaders celebrate 40 years of MACC Fund
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Community leaders celebrate 40 years of MACC Fund

Wisconsin families who have children with cancer have access to some of the best medical care in the country.

Seeking The Truth About Zipcode 53206

Seeking The Truth About Zipcode 53206

International group's “portal” will trigger stories, conversations in city’s poorest area.

Milwaukee County to Participate in Denim Day 2016
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Milwaukee County to Participate in Denim Day 2016

County employees are encouraged to wear denim to work today and to share photos on social media.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Updates on Domes
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Updates on Domes

Abele also announced the date and time of the first community input session at the Domes.

Milwaukee Film Announces Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grant
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Announces Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grant

Festival Among 16 FilmWatch Grant Recipients; Received $10,000 in Cash for Black Lens Program

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Celebrates Earth Day 2016
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Celebrates Earth Day 2016

Since taking office, the county executive has prioritized environmental activism in every department, from Parks to Transportation to Facilities Management.

12 Things Will Decide Domes’ Future

12 Things Will Decide Domes’ Future

Politicians will decide their fate, but citizens can lead the way. 12 issues are key.

Milwaukee County Gets Greener: Brewers Foundation Donates Trees to Milwaukee County Parks
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Milwaukee County Gets Greener: Brewers Foundation Donates Trees to Milwaukee County Parks

The Parks Department will receive 70 trees representing seven species—catalpa, sugar maple, swamp white oak, Kentucky coffee tree, hackberry, Japanese tree lilac, and honeylocust.

Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Re-Elected County Board 2nd Vice Chairman
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Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Re-Elected County Board 2nd Vice Chairman

“I also encourage County Executive Chris Abele, who attended today’s meeting, to work with the County Board to help solve this County’s problems locally instead of running to Madison to consolidate his power.”

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Officially Welcomes New County Board Members
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Officially Welcomes New County Board Members

"This group brings talent, passion, and experience to the County."

The Mystery of Abele’s Domes Committee

The Mystery of Abele’s Domes Committee

Who’s serving on his advisory committee? So far, he won’t say.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bus Rapid Transit Meetings This Week
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bus Rapid Transit Meetings This Week

Help shape the future of Milwaukee -- and city transit -- with your feedback.

County Executive Chris Abele Announces That Summerfest Will Join Milwaukee County’s Purple Heart Pass Program
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Announces That Summerfest Will Join Milwaukee County’s Purple Heart Pass Program

Purple Heart Recipients to Receive Eight Free Admissions to Summerfest

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors World Health Day
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors World Health Day

WHO is issuing a call for action on diabetes, highlighting the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease that affects 422 million adults globally.

Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win the Elections?
Murphy’s Law

Who Will Win the Elections?

The turnout will be massive. And could result in upsets.

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Major Milestone in Couture Project
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Major Milestone in Couture Project

Federal Transit Authority Concurs on Plan That Will Create Thousands of Jobs, Millions in Economic Development

Chris Larson to Honor Federal Consent Decree Upon Taking Office
Press Release

Chris Larson to Honor Federal Consent Decree Upon Taking Office

More than 140 current County employees are affected by the 1980 Johnnie Jones Federal Consent Decree.

“Chris Abele seeks to divide the black community”
Press Release

“Chris Abele seeks to divide the black community”

Chris Abele’s new campaign strategy is to drive a wedge in the black community in order to score a win on April 5th.

Larson Demands Abele Come Clean on Secret Domes Group
Press Release

Larson Demands Abele Come Clean on Secret Domes Group

“It's time for Abele to release the secret instructions, meeting records, and real mission of his Dome steering committee.”

Data Wonk: When Progressives Imitate the Right
Data Wonk

When Progressives Imitate the Right

The Shepherd’s campaign against Democrat Chris Abele is a classic example

Abele Admits to Secret Ongoing Land Sale Negotiations
Press Release

Abele Admits to Secret Ongoing Land Sale Negotiations

Senator Larson calls on Abele to come clean about all land sales, saying public has right to know

County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Local Elected LEaders
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Local Elected LEaders

“I am honored to have this support and look forward to continuing to collaborate with every level of government to improve our community.”

Larson Announces First Appointment as Milwaukee County Executive
Press Release

Larson Announces First Appointment as Milwaukee County Executive

Says he will appoint Jonette Arms Director of Department on Aging

Chris vs. Chris: What My Opponent is Most Wrong About
Chris vs. Chris

What My Opponent is Most Wrong About

Parting shots and closing arguments in the race for county executive.

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Major Democratic Endorsements
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Major Democratic Endorsements

Democratic Party Leaders Herb Kohl, Jim Doyle and Mary Burke stand with Abele

County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Municipal Leaders Across Milwaukee County
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Endorsed by Municipal Leaders Across Milwaukee County

Chris Abele today announced the endorsement of more than a dozen local executive leaders.

Senator Larson calls on Chris Abele to Pull TV Ad
Press Release

Senator Larson calls on Chris Abele to Pull TV Ad

Urges media to stop airing unethical and false attack

County Executive Chris Abele Endorses Judge Joanne Kloppenburg
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Endorses Judge Joanne Kloppenburg

County Executive Chris Abele today announced his endorsement in the race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Murphy’s Law: Chris Abele Is In Deep Trouble
Murphy’s Law

Chris Abele Is In Deep Trouble

A year ago he was a shoo-in for reelection. Now he's in the fight of his life.

State Senator Chris Larson Issues Statement on Last Week’s Exchange with Senator Taylor
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State Senator Chris Larson Issues Statement on Last Week’s Exchange with Senator Taylor

"Last Tuesday, as I was approaching the Senate chambers in the Capitol, I ran into Senator Taylor. She began yelling at me, which was followed by some heated words from both sides."

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

County Executive Refuses Once Again to Sign Domes Repair Resolution

Also Ethics Code and Sex Offender Resolutions

Chris vs. Chris: Who Works Better with Other Governments?
Chris vs. Chris

Who Works Better with Other Governments?

Including the city and other local governments? The responses are revealing.

Resolving Estabrook Dam Issue Requires Leadership
Press Release

Resolving Estabrook Dam Issue Requires Leadership

"The lack of leadership from the county executive and his inability to work with local officials in a constructive manner has caused needless confusion about the future of the Estabrook Dam and a lack of action."

UWM Hosts Milwaukee County Execuitve Candidate Debate
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UWM Hosts Milwaukee County Execuitve Candidate Debate

Candidates in the hotly contested Milwaukee County Executive race meet only days before the April 5 election in one of their final debates.

Senator Larson Asks: Who Pays to Clean Up Abele’s Mess?
Press Release

Senator Larson Asks: Who Pays to Clean Up Abele’s Mess?

“Despite the pageantry, there are problems.”

Jobs, Economic Development Springing Up in Park East
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Jobs, Economic Development Springing Up in Park East

On the Park East development alone, more than 10,000 jobs are expected to be created over the course of the development project.

Abele’s Living Wage Veto: Still Wrong After Two Years
Press Release

Abele’s Living Wage Veto: Still Wrong After Two Years

Abele vetoed the Living Wage Ordinance, condemned it with misinformation, and went so far as to go to Madison to try and get Republicans to step in and subvert local control again.

Another Abele Election Year Conversion: Won’t Follow MPS Takeover Law
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Another Abele Election Year Conversion: Won’t Follow MPS Takeover Law

The law explicitly requires the commissioner to target a public school for transfer into the separate district and then initiate a request-for-proposal to determine who should run the school.

Chris Vs Chris: How to Handle Mentally Ill and Homeless
Chris Vs Chris

How to Handle Mentally Ill and Homeless

Surprise, the candidates for count exec disagree on both issues.

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
Press Release

County Executive Not Exempt From Judicial Review

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

Murphy’s Law: The Mystery of Rebecca Bradley
Murphy’s Law

The Mystery of Rebecca Bradley

Who exactly is she? And why didn’t Walker vet his choice for Supreme Court?

Senator Larson Demands County Executive Abele Pull False and Misleading TV Attack Ad
Press Release

Senator Larson Demands County Executive Abele Pull False and Misleading TV Attack Ad

Calls for Abele to Apologize to Community Leader and Milwaukee County Voters

Get Home Safe on St. Patrick’s Day with Miller Lite Free Rides®
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Get Home Safe on St. Patrick’s Day with Miller Lite Free Rides®

Free MCTS Service Provided by Miller Lite and Beer Capitol Distributing

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.

Chris vs. Chris: Who’s Best on Budget and Taxes?
Chris vs. Chris

Who’s Best on Budget and Taxes?

Did Abele clean up mess left by Larson? Or did he use budget tricks, as Larson contends?

Eyes on Milwaukee: MAM Offers To Buy O’Donnell Park, War Memorial
Eyes on Milwaukee

MAM Offers To Buy O’Donnell Park, War Memorial

County taxpayers will save at least $9 million in non-cash transaction.

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

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.

Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Reacts to Committee’s Vote to Fund Marcus Center in Light of Takeover
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Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Reacts to Committee’s Vote to Fund Marcus Center in Light of Takeover

“This decision flies in the face of the principles of the good stewardship of taxpayer dollars.”

State Senator Chris Larson Blasts Abele for Flawed Bucks Deal
Press Release

State Senator Chris Larson Blasts Abele for Flawed Bucks Deal

“To be clear, before he walked in the room, County taxpayers were on the hook for zero extra dollars."

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee Saturday, March 12th
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns to Downtown Milwaukee Saturday, March 12th

Week of Irish Entertainment Planned

Obama Touts ACA Success, Slams Walker

Obama Touts ACA Success, Slams Walker

President's visit here hails Obamacare's success, bashes Walker for obstructing increased coverage.

Domes Are An International Star

Domes Are An International Star

They are a tourist and architectural attraction. Yet there’s talk of tearing them down.

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.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Continues Political Revolution With New Endorsements
Press Release

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

Chris vs Chris: We Love the Parks
Chris vs Chris

We Love the Parks

Both candidates say they love county parks. Which has best approach to maintain them?

Eyes On Milwaukee: Is Free Pass Bleeding County Transit?
Eyes On Milwaukee

Is Free Pass Bleeding County Transit?

Controversial free GO Pass for seniors and disabled costs millions, awaits new report.

Parkland Zoning Crisis Created by Abele Power Grab
Press Release

Parkland Zoning Crisis Created by Abele Power Grab

Unprotected Land Could Be Sold, Leased Unless Local Governments Act

State Senator Chris Larson Proposes Property Tax Cuts for Milwaukee County Homeowners
Press Release

State Senator Chris Larson Proposes Property Tax Cuts for Milwaukee County Homeowners

Calls for shifting tax burden to protect parks, cultural assets, improve transit, and public safety.

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.

The State of Politics: Can Larson Beat Abele?
The State of Politics

Can Larson Beat Abele?

Democratic insiders handicap the race, which may come down to turnout.

Case Against County Executive Chris Abele Begins Monday
Press Release

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
Chris vs Chris: County Exec Candidates Debate Transit
Chris vs Chris

County Exec Candidates Debate Transit

Is the county bus system on the upswing or declining?

10 Reasons To Save The Domes

10 Reasons To Save The Domes

Their impact on city culture and image is immense.

County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Domes Public Hearing
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Domes Public Hearing

"I’ve asked my partners on the County Board to now authorize an additional $500,000 so that we can fund the repairs needed to safely reopen the Tropical and Arid Domes..."

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Call for Entries Now Open

Festival Offers to Pay for All Work Screened; Free Entry for All Films; $27,000 in Cash Prizes Promised

Chairman Lipscomb Critical of Administration Response to Domes Closure
Press Release

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.

State Senator Chris Larson Draws Sharp Contrasts with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in Public Policy Forum Debate
Press Release

State Senator Chris Larson Draws Sharp Contrasts with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele in Public Policy Forum Debate

The two candidates sparred over issues such as the County's structural deficit, mass transit funding, the future of the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, County infrastructure, stewardship of County-owned parks, as well as the Sheriff's budget.

Abele Targets Suburban Homeowners to Pay for Bucks Arena
Press Release

Abele Targets Suburban Homeowners to Pay for Bucks Arena

Under a proposal in the legislature some Milwaukee County suburban homeowners could have their property taxes used to offset the county’s payments for the Bucks arena.

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.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 9 Election Takeaways
Eyes on Milwaukee

9 Election Takeaways

Tom Barrett might be in trouble, Chris Abele definitely is. So is Puente.

Wisconsin WFP’s Marina Dimitrijevic Statement on Tonight’s Election Results
How Will Demond Means Change MPS?

How Will Demond Means Change MPS?

New "Recovery District" leader says tough decisions, more dollars needed.

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Where Are Tonight’s Candidate Parties?

Win or lose, today's primary candidates will be partying. But where? Here's the details.

The Other Candidate for County Executive

The Other Candidate for County Executive

Joe Klein believes citizens should have access to government records on a 24/7 basis.

Murphy’s Law: Did Democratic Debate Help Milwaukee?
Murphy’s Law

Did Democratic Debate Help Milwaukee?

And did Clinton or Sanders win? Morning-after reflections.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Congratulates Milwaukee on Winning the White House Healthy Communities Challenge
Press Release

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Congratulates Milwaukee on Winning the White House Healthy Communities Challenge

Milwaukee won the White House Healthy Communities Challenge with over 38,000 people in the Milwaukee area newly selecting a plan through the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace.

MCTS Announces Free Bus Pass Program to Help People Register to Vote or Obtain a Picture ID
Press Release

MCTS Announces Free Bus Pass Program to Help People Register to Vote or Obtain a Picture ID

The program is only for organizations who will then administer the passes.

One Word for Department on Aging: “Instability”
Press Release

One Word for Department on Aging: “Instability”

Supervisor Taylor Criticizes Turnover at Department

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

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

Plenty of Horne: Liberal Group Seeks Talk Radio Voice
Plenty of Horne

Liberal Group Seeks Talk Radio Voice

Claims AM conservative talk radio is "racist" and "hateful." Is liberal talk radio possible?

Politifact Publishes Partisan Hit Piece Against Chris Larson
Press Release

Politifact Publishes Partisan Hit Piece Against Chris Larson

Larson is factually correct that Abele has vetoed this funding in the past and has generally opposed it.

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Labor Endorsements
Press Release

County Executive Chris Abele Announces Labor Endorsements

This group represents some of the fastest growing unions in the Milwaukee area, collectively representing 15,000 members.

Deferred Maintenance Threatens Future of Mitchell Park Domes
Press Release

Deferred Maintenance Threatens Future of Mitchell Park Domes

“I call on Chris Abele and regional leaders to join me in committing to do whatever it takes to keep our Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee for the next generation.”

Announcing 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Dates: September 22 – October 6

Contribution to Ashanti Hamilton of $770

Announcing 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Dates: September 22 – October 6
Press Release

Announcing 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Dates: September 22 – October 6

Donald and Donna Baumgartner renew support with organization’s largest gift to date

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.

Top campaign aide to Chris Larson resigns amid criminal probe
Citation

Top campaign aide to Chris Larson resigns amid criminal probe

Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Demands Department on Aging Remain Independent
Press Release

Supervisor Steve F. Taylor Demands Department on Aging Remain Independent

He Also Asks That Interim Director Jonette Arms Be Made Permanent Director

New Poll Shows County Executive Race Close

Contribution to Josh Zepnick of $750

New Poll Shows County Executive Race Close
Press Release

New Poll Shows County Executive Race Close

Poll Shows Abele Highly Unpopular, Larson within Striking Distance

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive
Press Release

Citizen Action of Wisconsin Endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive

Citizen Action of Wisconsin has 12,812 members in Milwaukee County.

An End of an Era – MCTS Produces Last Paper Passes
Press Release

An End of an Era – MCTS Produces Last Paper Passes

The final weekly pass includes an image of the first pass from May 4, 1930 on the back side.

Quotations from the campaign trail

Contribution to Jose G. Perez of $826

Quotations from the campaign trail
Press Release

Quotations from the campaign trail

1/17/16 - 1/24/16

County narrowly approves Park East project’s final phase
Citation

County narrowly approves Park East project’s final phase

Chris Abele Sends Campaign Dollars Out-Of-State
Press Release

Chris Abele Sends Campaign Dollars Out-Of-State

According to his campaign finance reports, Abele paid a Chicago-based direct mail firm, The Strategy Group, almost $300,000.

Civil Service Protections Need to be Restored
Press Release

Civil Service Protections Need to be Restored

The weakening of civil service protections can lead to cronyism and corruption.

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.

House Confidential: Dr. Sheldon Wasserman’s Lesser Manse
House Confidential

Dr. Sheldon Wasserman’s Lesser Manse

The Democrat's $655,700 Lake Dr. home barely compares to his neighbors' mansions.

Chris Larson Congratulates Deputy Graduating Class of 2016
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Chris Larson Congratulates Deputy Graduating Class of 2016

“Under Abele, we continue to fall short of our public safety goals.”

Supervisor Romo West Applauds County Executive’s Efforts to End “Chronic Homelessness”
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Supervisor Romo West Applauds County Executive’s Efforts to End “Chronic Homelessness”

But She Says Abele Has Done Little or Nothing to Help “Situational Homelessness”

As Concerns Over Homelessness in Milwaukee Increase, Chris Larson Addresses County Executive Abele’s Insufficient Emergency Shelter Funding
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As Concerns Over Homelessness in Milwaukee Increase, Chris Larson Addresses County Executive Abele’s Insufficient Emergency Shelter Funding

“County Executive Abele has actually lectured homeless shelters on searching for other sources of funding while simultaneously requesting $100,000 taxpayer money to fund his private armed bodyguards.”

Chris Larson’s Statement on Corporate Interest Loophole in New Campaign Finance Law
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Chris Larson’s Statement on Corporate Interest Loophole in New Campaign Finance Law

"Wisconsin should follow our long tradition of open, transparent government. The latest changing of the rules by Republicans currently in power shuts the public out of what their government is up to and why."

Plats And Parcels: 5 Wangard Projects to Watch For in 2016
Plats And Parcels

5 Wangard Projects to Watch For in 2016

A big year for the developer and proof the city's development momentum hasn't slowed.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Ten Predictions for 2016
Eyes on Milwaukee

Ten Predictions for 2016

A new downtown strip club, less crime, more Sheriff Clarke. It's all coming… we think.

9 Most Commented-On Stories of 2015

9 Most Commented-On Stories of 2015

Crime, the streetcar, teacher pay, the Bucks bailout and other issues left readers battling.

Apartments, retail development proposed for Park East site
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Apartments, retail development proposed for Park East site

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Next Major Economic Development in Park East
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Next Major Economic Development in Park East

New Proposal Will Create Jobs, Expand Property Tax Base

Milwaukee County Declares Snow Emergency On Monday, December 28th, Effective at 2:30PM, CST
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Milwaukee County Declares Snow Emergency On Monday, December 28th, Effective at 2:30PM, CST

Pursuant to this declaration, all non-essential departments will be closed for the safety of our employees and the public, and are scheduled to re-open tomorrow.

The State of Politics: Wisconsin’s Top 10 Political Stories Of 2015
The State of Politics

Wisconsin’s Top 10 Political Stories Of 2015

Walker and Republican legislators dominate this year's top political stories in Wisconsin.

A Freshwater Controversy: Repairing Estabrook Dam Will Cost Less
A Freshwater Controversy

Repairing Estabrook Dam Will Cost Less

When all costs are considered, removing the dam could cost far more than repair.

Milwaukee County hires new airport director from private sector
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Milwaukee County hires new airport director from private sector

Now Serving: Street Food Tapas for Brady Street
Now Serving

Street Food Tapas for Brady Street

And a new pie place for 55th and North. Both places sound yummy.

Abele Cannot Dodge Judicial Review
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Abele Cannot Dodge Judicial Review

Lipscomb Says Let the Court Decide

WCD Board Says No Twice to Abele

WCD Board Says No Twice to Abele

Board won’t take over Marcus Center and won’t form committee to study idea. Might consider by 2020.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele endorses Joe Donald for Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele endorses Joe Donald for Wisconsin Supreme Court

“Judge Joe Donald is a dedicated public servant who has consistently put politics aside to deliver justice fairly,” said County Executive Chris Abele.

What Will WCD Board Do About Marcus Center?

What Will WCD Board Do About Marcus Center?

Abele wants them to take over arts center but WCD board members would rather wait till 2020.

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.

Plenty of Horne: New Era for Riverside Theater
Plenty of Horne

New Era for Riverside Theater

Cool new retro marquee unveiled. And an ongoing project will upgrade the entire theater.

Marcus Center Cast Into Limbo

Marcus Center Cast Into Limbo

No one seems to agree with Abele's plan to have it absorbed by sprawling Wisconsin Center District.

Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde Troubled By Lincoln Hills Allegations
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Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde Troubled By Lincoln Hills Allegations

Calls for Juvenile Justice System Reform in Wisconsin

Supervisor Weishan Criticizes County Executive Chris Abele Over Sheriff’s Department Defunding
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Supervisor Weishan Criticizes County Executive Chris Abele Over Sheriff’s Department Defunding

The Sheriff’s Department Proved Their Commitment to Milwaukee County

Chris Abele’s requests for legislators’ email lists spark criticism
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Chris Abele’s requests for legislators’ email lists spark criticism

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Congratulates County Child Support Attorney Kristela Cervera on Receipt of Statewide Award
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Congratulates County Child Support Attorney Kristela Cervera on Receipt of Statewide Award

Milwaukee County’s Department of Child Support Services continues to set records and win awards as they empower children and families, with County Child Support Attorney Kristela Cervera being named the Child Support Attorney of the Year

Budget Discussion with Alderman Nik Kovac and County Executive Abele
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Budget Discussion with Alderman Nik Kovac and County Executive Abele

Alderman Nik Kovac and County Executive Chris Abele invite you to join them for a town hall discussion on both the city and county budgets

Historical Society could get cash first pitched for Marcus Center
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Historical Society could get cash first pitched for Marcus Center

City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Host 9th Annual Holiday Drive
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City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Host 9th Annual Holiday Drive

Items Collected to Support Local Veterans and Families

Mitchell International offers free parking to promote holiday shopping inside terminal
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $100,000 Grant From Bader Philanthropies to Support Housing First initiative
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $100,000 Grant From Bader Philanthropies to Support Housing First initiative

Foundation supports County-wide collaborative to end chronic homelessness

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.

Help the Less Fortunate this Holiday Season and Stuff the Bus
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Help the Less Fortunate this Holiday Season and Stuff the Bus

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Will Help Collect Food at Noon

Abele buys second Moderne condo for $700,000
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Abele buys second Moderne condo for $700,000

Bike Czar: New Milwaukee Area Trails Completed
Bike Czar

New Milwaukee Area Trails Completed

Most notable: lakefront trail now extends past Hampton, connects to Ozaukee Interurban Trail.

Bar Exam: 1894 Building Boasts New Orleans-Style Bar
Bar Exam

1894 Building Boasts New Orleans-Style Bar

New Brass Alley on Third St. has spent heavily on atmosphere. Evolution ping pong bar is on 2nd floor.

Could Marcus Center become downtown’s orphan venue?
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Could Marcus Center become downtown’s orphan venue?

Wisconsin Center District postpones plans to take over Marcus Center
Supervisors Haas, Weishan Blast County Executive Chris Abele Over Sex Offender Placement
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Supervisors Haas, Weishan Blast County Executive Chris Abele Over Sex Offender Placement

They Received Little Notice of County Decision of “Inappropriate Placement”

Data Wonk: How Liberals Imitate Right Wing
Data Wonk

How Liberals Imitate Right Wing

Their stance on Abele and charter schools is just as close-minded as right wingers.

MCTS Launches the FAVRE LINE to Honor Packers Legend
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MCTS Launches the FAVRE LINE to Honor Packers Legend

Passengers and Fans Will Have One Week to Ride the FAVRE LINE

County Board Overrides Abele’s Vetoes
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County Board Overrides Abele’s Vetoes

Board Action Includes Restoration of $4 Million in Funding for Public Safety

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

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

Board Overrides Veto of Funding for Public Safety

Torinus: Despite Budget Cuts, UWM Keeps Innovating
Torinus

Despite Budget Cuts, UWM Keeps Innovating

More partnerships, more patents, more research, more endowment funds.

House Confidential: Chris Abele’s High-Rise Double Condo
House Confidential

Chris Abele’s High-Rise Double Condo

Now separated from his wife, he has a luxurious, 8,132-square-foot suite near the top of the Moderne.

Chris Abele is spending early and often in re-election bid
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Chris Abele is spending early and often in re-election bid

Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Calls Out County Executive on “Personal Vendetta” Against Sheriff Clarke
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Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Calls Out County Executive on “Personal Vendetta” Against Sheriff Clarke

Weishan Calls for County Board to Override Abele’s Veto of Funding Restoration to Sheriff’s Department

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Budget Vetoes
Press Release

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Budget Vetoes

Abele Budget Holds the Line on Property Taxes and Calls for Removal of Estabrook Dam

MCTS Launches Another Upgrade for Riders
Press Release

MCTS Launches Another Upgrade for Riders

1-Day Pass Available to Buy on the Bus Beginning Sunday

Abele made right choice in Demond Means
Press Release

Abele made right choice in Demond Means

“I believe Mr. Means has what it takes to get the job done.”

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Appoints MPS Graduate, Long-Time Public School Advocate Dr. Demond Means Commissioner of Opportunity Schools Program
Oak Leaf Trail Extension Bike-Chain-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Milwaukee Lakefront to Ozaukee Interurban Trail Connection
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Oak Leaf Trail Extension Bike-Chain-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Milwaukee Lakefront to Ozaukee Interurban Trail Connection

Bridges along the corridor were instrumental in providing unimpeded access over I-43, Port Washington Road, Silver Spring Drive, the Milwaukee River Parkway, and the Milwaukee River.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Veterans Day
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Veterans Day

“Today I’m honored to celebrate our nation’s heroes and thank them for the sacrifices they’ve made to keep us safe and protect our freedoms.”

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

Plenty of Horne: Milwaukee School Named After Ben Carson
Plenty of Horne

Milwaukee School Named After Ben Carson

The Benjamin Carson Academy of Science "fails to meet expectations." Remind you of anyone?

Op-Ed: How Sheriff Clarke Wrecked House of Correction
Op-Ed

How Sheriff Clarke Wrecked House of Correction

And how it’s been improved since he lost control.

Milwaukee County Board Passes Measure Calling for Creation of an Office on African American Affairs
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Milwaukee County Board Passes Measure Calling for Creation of an Office on African American Affairs

Resolution by Supervisor Khalif Rainey Seeks to Identify and Address Issues In the African American Community

Sup. Jursik: Softball, Baseball Diamonds in South Shore Parks Suffer Under County Executive Abele
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Sup. Jursik: Softball, Baseball Diamonds in South Shore Parks Suffer Under County Executive Abele

She Says South Shore Diamonds Could Have Been Repaired With $300,000 Surplus in Parks Revenue

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.

County Supervisor Moore Omokunde has lost patience with Sheriff David Clarke
Press Release

County Supervisor Moore Omokunde has lost patience with Sheriff David Clarke

Says Clarke’s Comments About “Black Lives Matter,” Personal Attacks, Have “Ventured Out of Bounds”

Sheriff Clarke tries to personally serve Chris Abele with board chairman’s lawsuit
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

Supervisor Rainey Calls for Office on African American Affairs
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Supervisor Rainey Calls for Office on African American Affairs

Office to Identify Ways to Improve Quality of Life for African Americans

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Sup. Rainey’s Resolution Creating Office on African American Affairs
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Statement on Sup. Rainey’s Resolution Creating Office on African American Affairs

“Study after study, and statistic after statistic, confirms that racial and ethnic disparities exist in Milwaukee and are having a harmful effect on families and communities."

MATC Board Politicized by GOP and Chamber of Commerce
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MATC Board Politicized by GOP and Chamber of Commerce

Reverend Julian Jasper, a former MATC board member, said, “The legislative changes drafted by the MMAC are undemocratic.”

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

A Democracy with out Debate is a Farce
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A Democracy with out Debate is a Farce

I am dedicated to the dream of transforming our society into a just society, where social and civil rights are upheld for all citizens, including the powerless.

Lawsuit Filed Against County Executive Chris Abele
Press Release

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

Breaking News! Contract Ratified by 81% of ATU Local 998 Members
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Breaking News! Contract Ratified by 81% of ATU Local 998 Members

ATU Local 998 president James Macon released this statement.

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

Public Policy Forum Agrees: Milwaukee County is “Turning the Corner” Under County Executive Abele
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Public Policy Forum Agrees: Milwaukee County is “Turning the Corner” Under County Executive Abele

County’s “Diligent Efforts” Lead to “Positive” State of Affairs

Data Wonk: Marching Towards Ideological Conformity
Data Wonk

Marching Towards Ideological Conformity

Ideology prevents Republicans from offering real solutions. Ditto for liberal charter school haters.

Black Leaders Demand Changes to Address Poverty

Black Leaders Demand Changes to Address Poverty

State and county criticized for not addressing high city poverty and black unemployment.

Flexible services help more Milwaukee County residents apply for energy assistance
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Flexible services help more Milwaukee County residents apply for energy assistance

New locations, new approach put applications 26% ahead of last year

Murphy’s Law: Chris Larson’s War Against Abele
Murphy’s Law

Chris Larson’s War Against Abele

State senator running for county executive blasts Abele with personal attacks, will divide Democrats.

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.”

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Attracts 70,885 Attendees for a 10% Increase Over 2014
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Attracts 70,885 Attendees for a 10% Increase Over 2014

The Allan H. (Bud) and Suzanne L. Selig Audience Award for feature film goes to Romeo is Bleeding

“Very Strong Management”
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“Very Strong Management”

S&P Affirms Milwaukee County Bond Rating Under County Executive Abele’s Leadership

Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
Press Release

Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

Statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on State Sentator Larson’s announcement of candidacy for County Executive.

Supervisor Taylor Announces Town Hall Meetings
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Supervisor Taylor Announces Town Hall Meetings

Meetings set for October 14 & 22

County Wins $10 Million for Fatherhood Program

County Wins $10 Million for Fatherhood Program

Federal grant for “Responsible Fatherhood” will help fathers support their children, Abele says.

Truth in Advertising: Games, Claims and Frames
Press Release

Truth in Advertising: Games, Claims and Frames

A Review of the Milwaukee County 2016 Budget

Abele Raids Reserves in Attempted Budget Bail-Out
Press Release

Abele Raids Reserves in Attempted Budget Bail-Out

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

Milwaukee County to Host Job Fair for Veterans Thursday, October 8th
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Milwaukee County to Host Job Fair for Veterans Thursday, October 8th

More than 80 employers will be present at the job fair.

Bublr Bikes Expands to UWM

Bublr Bikes Expands to UWM

Six new bike stations now at UWM. Barrett, Abele and UWM and Bublr representatives cheer the news.

Chris Abele: county to drop part-time drivers to end transit impasse
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Chris Abele: county to drop part-time drivers to end transit impasse

Milwaukee Transit Workers Reject MCTS Proposal
Press Release

Milwaukee Transit Workers Reject MCTS Proposal

The union has sent a letter to MCTS requesting they come back to the bargaining table to resume negotiations.

Milwaukee Transit Workers to Vote on MCTS Proposal Tomorrow
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Milwaukee Transit Workers to Vote on MCTS Proposal Tomorrow

“This proposal doesn’t make sense for our members or for Milwaukee riders.”

After nine tumultuous months, Mark Mone formally installed as UWM chancellor
Abele Hails $1.6 Million Development Fund

Abele Hails $1.6 Million Development Fund

County and community group will partner, co-funding near West Side community development.

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Expresses “Shock and Disappointment” at County Executive’s Remarks About African Americans
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Expresses “Shock and Disappointment” at County Executive’s Remarks About African Americans

“What Was Chris Abele Thinking When He Addressed African American Concerns?” Mayo Asks

Supervisor Moore Omokunde Offended by County Executive’s Remarks
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Supervisor Moore Omokunde Offended by County Executive’s Remarks

Says Chris Abele’s Comments on African Americans “Worthy of Talk Radio,” Not a Leader

Supervisors Rainey and Weddle Outraged by County Executive’s Comments at Budget Address
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Supervisors Rainey and Weddle Outraged by County Executive’s Comments at Budget Address

They Say Chris Abele Lacks Sensitivity on Issues Affecting African Americans

BrightStar invests in four companies, including two more Gener8tor grads
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BrightStar invests in four companies, including two more Gener8tor grads

County Free Bus-Ride Program Faces Shortfall

County Free Bus-Ride Program Faces Shortfall

Free rides for seniors and disabled could cost $4 million, causing service cuts or fare hikes.

Puppies & Kittens! Milwaukee Film Festival Unveils 2015 Sponsor Trailer
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Puppies & Kittens! Milwaukee Film Festival Unveils 2015 Sponsor Trailer

Sponsor Trailer a collaboration with Wisconsin Humane Society

MillerCoors Celebrates 160 Years

MillerCoors Celebrates 160 Years

Event attendees celebrate "Miller Time" with a lager from 1855.

Milwaukee County DHHS launches new energy assistance application program
Press Release

Milwaukee County DHHS launches new energy assistance application program

Community events on Saturday, September 26 aim to raise awareness, help people apply

Milwaukee County Executive Abele Statement on City of Milwaukee Vote to Approve Arena Financing
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.

Milwaukee fights back against school takeovers with “walk-ins” at more than 100 public schools
Press Release

Milwaukee fights back against school takeovers with “walk-ins” at more than 100 public schools

Thousands of parents, educators, students and community leaders held “walk-ins” at more than 100 public schools across the city of Milwaukee.

500th Purple Heart Pass Issued
Press Release

500th Purple Heart Pass Issued

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office Announce Issuance of 500th Purple Heart Pass

Ald. Murphy seeks stronger non-relocation clause in Bucks arena lease
Citation

Ald. Murphy seeks stronger non-relocation clause in Bucks arena lease

Sen. Chris Larson considering a challenge to Chris Abele
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Sen. Chris Larson considering a challenge to Chris Abele

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests

Headliners include actors Raven-Symoné and John Ashton; documentary subjects April Carrión and Moziah Bridges; award-winning directors Chad Gracia and Stanley Nelson

Abele Thumbs Nose at Court
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Abele Thumbs Nose at Court

Attempts to Ignore County Policy on Estabrook Dam

GOP lawmaker moves to have governor, not voters, pick schools chief
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GOP lawmaker moves to have governor, not voters, pick schools chief

Citation

Abele Exceeds His Authority
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Abele Exceeds His Authority

Outside Lawyers Seek to Clarify Limits of His Power

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Now Open
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Box Office Now Open

Opening Night Party melds film and community with audience, donors and sponsors

Plenty of Horne: Bucks Sign Contract for Park East Land
Plenty of Horne

Bucks Sign Contract for Park East Land

Press conference with Abele celebrates award of 10 acres of county land for $1 and big dreams.

Bucks Statement on Park East Purchase Agreement
Press Release

Bucks Statement on Park East Purchase Agreement

“We’re grateful for the leadership of County Executive Chris Abele and his team to seize this opportunity to revitalize the heart of downtown Milwaukee."

Supervisor Taylor Says Park East Sale Lacks Transparency
Press Release

Supervisor Taylor Says Park East Sale Lacks Transparency

Chairman of Economic and Community Development Committee calls sale a “Momentous Development,” happy Bucks are staying in milwaukee

Taxpayers Must Pay the Tab Chris Abele Ran Up
Press Release

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

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2015 Panels

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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces 2015 Panels


Chicago Tribune film critic, Michael Phillips, to deliver Keynote Address;
 Panels on Policing and Education highlight the imperative and topical nature of festival documentaries

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup
Press Release

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup

Festival to open with Youth; Oscar winner Paolo Sorrentino’s new film stars Michael Caine & Harvey Keitel. Award-winning films plentiful in Documentary Festival Favorites and Worldviews programs

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Competition Films
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Competition Films

Eight Feature Films Competing for $10,000 Cash Prize - South Milwaukee Native Chad Gracia’s The Russian Woodpecker Included

Civic Groups Fight MPS “Takeover” Plan

Civic Groups Fight MPS “Takeover” Plan

Coalition of 22 groups assails state plan giving county exec power over struggling schools.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Lineup
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cream City Cinema Lineup

The Milwaukee Music Video Show debuts as new program

MCTS Driver Praised for Helping Elderly Passenger – And It Was Caught on Video
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MCTS Driver Praised for Helping Elderly Passenger – And It Was Caught on Video

This is not the first time Chris has been nominated for a commendation for his actions on the job.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Shorter Is Better Lineup
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Shorter Is Better Lineup

Presenting nearly 60 of the best festival-circuit short films and the return of the Shorter Is Better juried award

Opening of Two New Memory Cafés Continues Progress Towards a Dementia Friendly Milwaukee County
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Opening of Two New Memory Cafés Continues Progress Towards a Dementia Friendly Milwaukee County

Memory Cafés improve the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.

Op-Ed: Questions Remain on “Opportunity Schools”
Op-Ed

Questions Remain on “Opportunity Schools”

Republican plan giving Abele power over low-performing MPS schools offers few details.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Passport: Sweden Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Passport: Sweden Program

Passport: Sweden proves that cold weather produces cool art

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

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cinema Hooligante Films
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Cinema Hooligante Films

Highlighted by 35 mm Anniversary Screenings of Jaws & The Shining

Bright Cellars Closes $2 Million Seed Round
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Bright Cellars Closes $2 Million Seed Round

Bright Cellars is helping members discover what wines they love.

Amani Neighborhood and Milwaukee County to Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of Moody Park
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Amani Neighborhood and Milwaukee County to Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of Moody Park

A $2 million investment, the design of the new Moody Park recognizes the intergenerational diversity of the surrounding neighborhood and seeks to weave together different assets to foster community cohesion.

Construction work for The Couture could begin in 2016
Online wine retailer raises $2 million in new investments
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Online wine retailer raises $2 million in new investments

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Return of Film Feast Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Return of Film Feast Program

Film Feast celebrates Milwaukee’s proud food culture with eight food-related films

County Executive to Open New South Shore Terrace
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County Executive to Open New South Shore Terrace

The design of the South Shore Terrace is intended to bring the community together in celebration of Milwaukee’s natural beauty and storied history.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Rated K: For Kids
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Rated K: For Kids

All-ages program features live action, animation and 20th Anniversary of Babe: The Gallant Pig

County Executive Abele To Hold Budget Town Hall Meetings
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County Executive Abele To Hold Budget Town Hall Meetings

County Executive Chris Abele invites the community to two town hall meetings on his 2016 Proposed Budget.

2015 MFF Reveals Return of African-American-Focused Black Lens Program
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2015 MFF Reveals Return of African-American-Focused Black Lens Program

Showcasing fiction and documentary films from emerging and established directors in the black community. The Johnson Controls Foundation provides new financial support.

Will Bucks Break Their Lease?

Will Bucks Break Their Lease?

Why the new arena deal will not lock down the franchise in Milwaukee

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Sound Vision Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Sound Vision Program

Music film program returns with scheduled appearance by legendary DJ Marco Collins. Koss joins as new sponsor, presenting the program and donating headphones

Supervisors Weddle and Rainey Blast Chris Abele and Hector Colon Over Energy Assistance Contract
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Supervisors Weddle and Rainey Blast Chris Abele and Hector Colon Over Energy Assistance Contract

They say move to award energy assistance contract to UMOS and Community Advocates defies last week’s county board vote granting an extension to SDC.

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Passing the Gavel

MCTS Launches M•CARD Online
Press Release

MCTS Launches M•CARD Online

Passengers Can Now Buy and Refill M•CARDs from Smartphone or Computer

Abele and Lubar Help Startup Businesses

Abele and Lubar Help Startup Businesses

M7 region needs more entrepreneurs to reinvent economy.

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.

National Night Out in The Parks
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National Night Out in The Parks

Neighborhoods Celebrate Community in Area Parks

Milwaukee County Residents Not Well-Represented in Arena Financing Plan
Press Release

Milwaukee County Residents Not Well-Represented in Arena Financing Plan

"A rose, by any other name, is still a rose"

Murphy’s Law: Is Abele Dumping the Marcus Center?
Murphy’s Law

Is Abele Dumping the Marcus Center?

Its takeover by new “Super District” running Bucks arena looks fishy.

Milwaukee County Continues Transition toward a Robust Community-Based Model of Mental Health Care
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Milwaukee County Continues Transition toward a Robust Community-Based Model of Mental Health Care

The County is seeking a provider to provide inpatient, observation and emergency services.

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

Murphy’s Law: Why Bucks’ Entertainment District May Fail
Murphy’s Law

Why Bucks’ Entertainment District May Fail

Across the country these mega-projects have hurt cities with generic development that banishes local charm.

Battle to build The Couture could be nearing end
County Board retains power to act on O’Donnell Park sale
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County Board retains power to act on O’Donnell Park sale

Downtown employees to enjoy week of summertime perks
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Downtown employees to enjoy week of summertime perks

Milwaukee Downtown to host Downtown Employee Appreciation Week July 27 – July 31

Milwaukee Bucks, CARW not taking sides in debate over stripping County Board’s land sale power
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.

Statement on Action Taken during Today’s Joint Finance Committee Meeting
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Statement on Action Taken during Today’s Joint Finance Committee Meeting

These legislative improvements will help Milwaukee County expand its impact on economic development and quality of life.

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

County Executive Abele Announces All MCTS Bus Rides Are FREE on Monday
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County Executive Abele Announces All MCTS Bus Rides Are FREE on Monday

Union leaders said they will allow their members to go back on the job Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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.

Weishan Says Abele Rides in Comfort While Average Citizens Wait for the Bus
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Weishan Says Abele Rides in Comfort While Average Citizens Wait for the Bus

“Abele’s anti-worker demands have led to a strike by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998...”

County Executive Calls on Union to Restore Transit Service as soon as Possible
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County Executive Calls on Union to Restore Transit Service as soon as Possible

Throughout negotiations, the County has and will continue to remain focused on one outcome only – the best service for transit riders now and in the future.

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

15 Myths About The Bus Strike (and More)

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

Supervisor Weishan Calls Out County Executive on Selling Out Taxpayers
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Supervisor Weishan Calls Out County Executive on Selling Out Taxpayers

Weishan Calls Giving Away County Assets Irresponsible

County Executive Abele’s Statement on Today’s Ruling Allowing Couture Construction
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County Executive Abele’s Statement on Today’s Ruling Allowing Couture Construction

I appreciate Judge Foley's clear decision allowing the redevelopment of the underused Downtown Transit Center to move forward.

Love and Equality Win Again!
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Love and Equality Win Again!

County Executive Abele Applauds Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Equality

Supervisor Patricia Jursik Thanks the County Board for an Emergency Provision to Fix Pedestrian Foot Bridge
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Supervisor Patricia Jursik Thanks the County Board for an Emergency Provision to Fix Pedestrian Foot Bridge

In May, the bridge finally washed out for the last time, and it was deemed too broken to replace.

Plenty of Horne: Transit Expansion Urged
Plenty of Horne

Transit Expansion Urged

Milwaukee is far behind other cities, which will make it harder to attract young workers, experts at conference agreed.

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

Chris Abele hires pricey security guards, upgrades to full-size SUV
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Chris Abele hires pricey security guards, upgrades to full-size SUV

Our Children “Are Not For Sale”

Our Children “Are Not For Sale”

Local coalition uses shocking ads on bus shelters and vending machines to combat human trafficking.

Q&A: Chris Abele on Ward 4, startups and what Milwaukee’s missing
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Q&A: Chris Abele on Ward 4, startups and what Milwaukee’s missing

Communication Breakdown at Milwaukee County?

Communication Breakdown at Milwaukee County?

Will Wisconsin Center District take over the Marcus Center? Frustrated supervisors grill Abele administration and get nowhere.

Supervisor Jursik Says County Arena Funding Plan is “Unconscionable”
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Supervisor Jursik Says County Arena Funding Plan is “Unconscionable”

"Bad Debt Not a Revenue Stream"

An End to Chronic Homelessness?

An End to Chronic Homelessness?

That's the aim of a new joint county/city venture led by Chris Abele.

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

“Wisconsin Is a Hub of Human Trafficking…”

“Wisconsin Is a Hub of Human Trafficking…”

"And Milwaukee harbors its pimp school!" Government officials and civic leaders announce a marketing campaign to raise awareness of child trafficking.

New Housing Program for Homeless

New Housing Program for Homeless

Journey House program serves those aged 18-25.

Murphy’s Law: How Abele Bailed Out Walker
Murphy’s Law

How Abele Bailed Out Walker

Governor made fatal error on Bucks arena, but Abele volunteered county taxpayers to solve the problem.

Feds, state agree to Park East below-market land sales
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Feds, state agree to Park East below-market land sales

Sup. John Weishan, Jr.: Missed Opportunity for Growth with Bad Arena and Park East Plan
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Sup. John Weishan, Jr.: Missed Opportunity for Growth with Bad Arena and Park East Plan

Weishan Calls County Arena Financing Plan “Unworkable”

Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in Milwaukee County
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Plan to End Chronic Homelessness in Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will unveil a new plan to end chronic homelessness in Milwaukee County with Mayor Tom Barrett at the site of the new Thurgood Marshall Apartments on Tuesday, June 9.

Plenty of Horne: A Weekend of Gay Pride
Plenty of Horne

A Weekend of Gay Pride

Pridefest gets all the attention, but the Pride Parade is a true slice of Milwaukee that draws a very diverse crowd.

Cheaper to Keep Them: State and Local Arena Plan
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Cheaper to Keep Them: State and Local Arena Plan

For every dollar the state invests, state taxpayers will get a $3 return through income tax revenue

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 to Lead Development of Bus Rapid Transit Service
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Milwaukee County to Lead Development of Bus Rapid Transit Service

County Executive Chris Abele has directed the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation to explore connecting the region’s two biggest job centers with Bus Rapid Transit service.

Arena Funding Plan on Life Support; Time for Plan B
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Arena Funding Plan on Life Support; Time for Plan B

Statement of Alderman Robert J. Bauman June 2, 2015

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.

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”

County Executive to Open New Season of Traveling Beer Garden™
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County Executive to Open New Season of Traveling Beer Garden™

Milwaukee County Parks Adds Second Tour in 2015

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Offers Free MCTS Rides for EVERYONE on April 28th
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The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Offers Free MCTS Rides for EVERYONE on April 28th

Rides on all MCTS buses will be free for everyone on April 28, 2015 thanks to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

New Outdoor Cafe for Public Market?

New Outdoor Cafe for Public Market?

Plus, a new parking plan for the Pritzlaff Building and a huge increase in wedding bookings at the Pritzlaff. All were revealed at Third Ward ARB meeting.

YP Week: How To Become An Entrepreneur
YP Week

How To Become An Entrepreneur

Panel at The Commons offers advice, encouragement, and anecdotes.

Milwaukee County to be recognized as Silver Award winner at upcoming Well City Milwaukee event
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Milwaukee County to be recognized as Silver Award winner at upcoming Well City Milwaukee event

The wellness program at Milwaukee County was designed and implemented with best practices based on what’s worked well in other organizations.

County Executive Asks State Leaders to Build on Family Care’s Strength
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County Executive Asks State Leaders to Build on Family Care’s Strength

MCDFC’s most recent quality audit noted measures in the Quality Management Program were 100% met.

Murphy’s Law: The Secret Tax Subsidy Society
Murphy’s Law

The Secret Tax Subsidy Society

Republicans and Democrats conspire to create stealth taxes to fund the NBA arena. Will they succeed?

Plenty of Horne: Bucks Plan Envisions Arena Streetcar
Plenty of Horne

Bucks Plan Envisions Arena Streetcar

$1 billion plan for new arena and other development would transform Park East land and tear down Bradley Center.

Plats and Parcels: The Boom in Walker’s Point
Plats and Parcels

The Boom in Walker’s Point

A new project on South Water St. continues the pace of development.

New App Helps Domestic Violence Victims

New App Helps Domestic Violence Victims

Created by Sojourner center and UWM students, it's available to 99 percent of smartphone users.

Brewers Line Begins Service on Opening Day
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Brewers Line Begins Service on Opening Day

Getting to Miller Park to cheer on the Brewers has never been easier with the MCTS Brewers Line getting you straight to the game.

Photo Gallery: The Transportation Circus
Photo Gallery

The Transportation Circus

Story and photos on Tuesday's celebration of transit in Milwaukee.

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

Op-Ed: Don’t Sell O’Donnell Park
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Don’t Sell O’Donnell Park

The proposed plan is being sold as a chance to simply get bids from buyers, but it's really about selling our heritage to private developers.

Murphy’s Law: Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?
Murphy’s Law

Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?

Actually, local taxpayers will be donating $450 million. But the press won’t report the details.

Milwaukee County Unveils Street Sign for Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Wetzel
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Milwaukee County Unveils Street Sign for Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Wetzel

Wetzel was a door gunner for the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam on January 8, 1968.