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MKE County: Nicholson Shuffles Board’s Leadership
MKE County

Nicholson Shuffles Board’s Leadership

Chairwoman resets board's balance of power, and punishes a rival, with new committee assignments.

Chairwoman Nicholson Announces County Board Committee Assignments, Leadership Roles
Supervisor Martin Praises MCTS Drivers, Calls on Community to Act Respectfully on Public Transit
County Supervisors Congratulate José G. Pérez on Election as Common Council President
Board of Supervisors Approves Paid Parental Leave Policy for County Employees
MKE County: Red Arrow Park Could Be Summer Roller Rink
MKE County

Red Arrow Park Could Be Summer Roller Rink

Parks will develop a plan to operate a roller rink for when winter ice skating shuts down.

MKE County: Board Approves Climate Change Plan
MKE County

Board Approves Climate Change Plan

Led by Sup. Haas, board approves plan to annually analyze, adapt to local impacts of global climate change.

MKE County: Supervisors Push Federal Review of State Funding
MKE County

Supervisors Push Federal Review of State Funding

Is huge decline in state aid to county a violation of residents' civil rights?

WisDems Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MKE County: 9 Supervisors Unopposed For 2022
MKE County

9 Supervisors Unopposed For 2022

Deadline is one week away and nearly 70% of districts have just one candidate running.

MKE County: House of Correction Targets Recidivism
MKE County

House of Correction Targets Recidivism

Program would begin preparing inmates for reentry into community on day one of their sentence.

Supervisor Martin Urges Governor Evers to Veto GOP Child Labor Legislation
MKE County: Send In The Goats?
MKE County

Send In The Goats?

Sup. Haas wants goats to clear overgrown foliage, invasive species in parks. 'The goats would go home at night.'

MKE County: Board Takes Over Redistricting, Rejects Independent Effort
MKE County

Board Takes Over Redistricting, Rejects Independent Effort

Board rejected third and final map from its Independent Redistricting Committee.

Supervisor Martin Mourns Major Harris, Commends Community’s Search Efforts
Tax Paying Wisconsinites Blast Ron Johnson for Latest Tax Scandal
MKE County: So Much For An Independent Redistricting Process
MKE County

So Much For An Independent Redistricting Process

County committee rejects its own independent redistricting committee's recommendations.

MKE County: Future of Two Golf Courses in Question
MKE County

Future of Two Golf Courses in Question

Fate of Doyne and Noyes golf courses unclear, given financially hobbled parks system.

Chairwoman Nicholson Proposal Would Create Paid Internships, a First for Board of Supervisors
Supervisors Praise Work of County Housing Division in Preventing Evictions
Eyes on Milwaukee: Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center

Huge gathering of officials for project lauded as momentous, exciting and historic.

County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election
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County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election

Colectivo workers voted to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 494 which will develop the group's first negotiated contract, pending the election’s certification by the National Labor Relations Board.

Supervisor Martin Applauds Humanizing Updates to Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Terminology
Supervisor Martin Calls on Congress to Increase Funding for Older Americans Act and Alzheimer’s Research in Federal Budget
Rep. Brostoff Celebrates Passage of Milwaukee County Resolution in Support of   Ending Qualified Immunity for Police
Supervisor Martin Elected Vice-President of Wisconsin Extension Association Board
MKE County: Federal Funds Huge for Eviction Prevention, Housing
MKE County

Federal Funds Huge for Eviction Prevention, Housing

County on track to have lowest level of street homelessness ever recorded, housing director said.

Sherman Park Could Get New Basketball Court

Sherman Park Could Get New Basketball Court

Dallas-based Nancy Lieberman Charities has offered to fund a "dream court."

Murphy’s Law: County Micro-Managing At Its Worst?
Murphy’s Law

County Micro-Managing At Its Worst?

Board proposal to oversee all county parks bike trail changes is a head scratcher.

MKE County: Nicholson Boots Weishan Off Committee
MKE County

Nicholson Boots Weishan Off Committee

Board's leader takes away both his transportation chair position and committee membership. "It's unheard of."

MKE County: Supervisors Push To Be Bike Trail Czars
MKE County

Supervisors Push To Be Bike Trail Czars

Parks committee approves resolution giving it approval power over bike trails maintenance, alterations.

County Board Adopts Nicholson Proposal to Improve Equity for Women Employees
Supervisor Martin Urges all Adults to Get Vaccinated As Soon As Possible: “Don’t Wait”
Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans
Parks Committee Approves Proposal to Allow Gun Shows at Milwaukee County Sports Complex
Supervisor Martin Calls on State Officials to Prioritize District 7 in Vaccination Effort
County Board Adopts Resolutions Celebrating Black Icons
Wisconsin Democrats Issue Statement to Honor Black History Month
Supervisors’ Statement on the Passing of Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron
Supervisor Martin Calls for Vaccination of MCTS Bus Drivers
Supervisor Martin Statement on Insurrectionists Storming the U.S. Capitol
Supervisor Martin Thanks Election Commission for Successfully Completing the Recount
Supervisor Martin Supports County Executive Crowley’s Health Screening Administrative Order
Milwaukee County Board unanimously approves strategic planning ordinance
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Milwaukee County Board unanimously approves strategic planning ordinance

New efforts compel longer-term thinking, goal-setting and performance-based reporting after 20 years with no strategic plan in place

County Board Adopts Resolution Expanding Access to Polling Locations
MKE County: Supervisors Want Chokehold Ban Codified
MKE County

Supervisors Want Chokehold Ban Codified

Sheriff's Office does not oppose a chokehold ban, but has reservations about self-defense prohibition.

DPW Vice-Chair Felesia Martin Calls out Trump’s Chaos as He Refuses to Condemn Kenosha Shooter
DPW Vice-Chair Calls Out Trump For Exacerbating Inequalities In Communities of Color
The Rock Sports Complex: Noise Pollution at Suburban Stadium?
The Rock Sports Complex

Noise Pollution at Suburban Stadium?

Franklin's Rock Sports Complex is partly on county land. County proposal would study the noise level.

Wisconsin Women Slam Trump For Attacks On Their Health, COVID-19 Response, In-Person Campaigning
MKE County: Sup. Taylor Wants a Harriet Tubman Park
MKE County

Sup. Taylor Wants a Harriet Tubman Park

County board member pushing to rename Wahl Park on city's North Side.

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón Announces Early List of Endorsements
Press Release

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón Announces Early List of Endorsements

Elected officials from across Milwaukee County, state, support Ramón

Juneteenth Becomes a Holiday for County Employees
Press Release

Juneteenth Becomes a Holiday for County Employees

June 19 will be a floating holiday for Milwaukee County employees to honor and celebrate Black life and attend Juneteenth Day celebrations throughout Milwaukee.

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Time to Face Systemic Racism, Biden Says

Presidential candidate’s address to state’s Democrats says “soul of America” is at stake.

County Board Passes Resolution Allowing ‘Credible Messengers’ to Work with Youth
MKE County: Nicholson Picks New Board’s Leaders
MKE County

Nicholson Picks New Board’s Leaders

While new board chair rewarded some allies, some who opposed her retained positions.

Milwaukee County Passes Ordinance to Advance Racial Equity and Improve Health Outcomes
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Milwaukee County Passes Ordinance to Advance Racial Equity and Improve Health Outcomes

Milwaukee County leaders commit to eliminating institutional racism by addressing County polices, practices and power structures through a racial equity lens

Nicholson Elected County Board Chairwoman

Nicholson Elected County Board Chairwoman

Marcelia Nicholson beats Willie Johnson, Jr. out for leadership of the county board.

County Supervisor Felesia Martin Urges Residents to Stop Congregating Around County Parks
Eight COVID-19 Deaths in Milwaukee’s African American Community

Eight COVID-19 Deaths in Milwaukee’s African American Community

In the City of Milwaukee, the African-American community is facing a crisis.

Supervisor Martin Urges Residents to Stay Home and Stay Safe to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus
Transportation: County Supervisors Push Free Bus Rides
Transportation

County Supervisors Push Free Bus Rides

Passengers could use side door, away from bus drivers, to protect them from getting virus.

Both Parties Court City’s Black Voters

Both Parties Court City’s Black Voters

After low Milwaukee turnout in 2016 presidential election, both parties seeking support of black voters.

The State of Politics: How Will State Party Pick DNC Delegates?
The State of Politics

How Will State Party Pick DNC Delegates?

Complicated formula to assure geographic, gender, racial balance for 84 delegates.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Supervisors Introduce Ordinance to Advance Racial Equity and Improve Health Outcomes
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Supervisors Introduce Ordinance to Advance Racial Equity and Improve Health Outcomes

Leadership commits to eliminating institutional racism by changing County policies, practices and power structures

Supervisor Martin Stands with Hmong Neighbors
MTEA Announces Endorsements in Milwaukee Spring Elections
Op Ed: County Officials Want to Pave Paradise
Op Ed

County Officials Want to Pave Paradise

Why Kletzsch Park riverside is a sacred place with Native American history that must be saved.

MKE County: Hemp Proposal Passed By Committee
MKE County

Hemp Proposal Passed By Committee

4-1 vote okays plan for high-end hemp operation in Mitchell Park greenhouse. Next comes full board.

MKE County: Hemp Could Make Money for County
MKE County

Hemp Could Make Money for County

New report says Mitchell Park greenhouses could grow valuable hemp clones.

Time is Right for Indigenous People’s Park

Contribution to Marina Dimitrijevic of $100

Time is Right for Indigenous People’s Park
Press Release

Time is Right for Indigenous People’s Park

"Renaming Columbus Park to Indigenous People's Park is the right thing to do because it helps right an historic wrong..."

Milwaukee County Announces Upcoming Budget Public Engagement Sessions
Press Release

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

MKE County: Indigenous People’s Park Is Official
MKE County

Indigenous People’s Park Is Official

Renaming Columbus Park, created in 1956 on land original owned by the Potawatomi tribe.

Indigenous People’s Park Established on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side
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Indigenous People’s Park Established on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side

"Renaming this park is one small thing we can do to acknowledge and show respect to the indigenous people."

Supervisor Martin Supports Plan to Upgrade, Repair Youth Facilities
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Supervisor Martin Supports Plan to Upgrade, Repair Youth Facilities

"It is important to have our kids close to home and close to their families while receiving culturally relevant treatment that meets their needs."

Wikler Is New Democratic Party Chair

Wikler Is New Democratic Party Chair

MoveOn leader Ben Wikler defeats David Bowen, will replace Martha Laning.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Welcomes New Leadership Team
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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Welcomes New Leadership Team

Ben Wikler elected Chair of Party by delegates, Felesia Martin and Lee Snodgrass 1st Vice Chair and 2nd Vice Chair

Supervisor Martin Urges Greater Attention on Lupus
Press Release

Supervisor Martin Urges Greater Attention on Lupus

"We urgently need to raise public awareness and increase education about Lupus, so people can get an accurate diagnosis and the care they need."

MKE County: Say Goodbye to Columbus Park?

Contribution to Marina Dimitrijevic of $25

MKE County: Say Goodbye to Columbus Park?
MKE County

Say Goodbye to Columbus Park?

County Sup. Felesia Martin pushing for new name: Indigenous People's Park.

County Board Resists Review of Homelessness Funding
Press Release

County Board Resists Review of Homelessness Funding

Resolution to House County’s Remaining Homeless Not Scheduled

Labor Battle Looms at Airport

Labor Battle Looms at Airport

Service and hospitality workers for SSP America demand union vote, may call for picketing or a strike.

The Federal Government Should Never Separate Families
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The Federal Government Should Never Separate Families

"Separating families is cruel and is completely contradictory to our American values."

County Board Okays Pot Referendum

County Board Okays Pot Referendum

Hope is that advisory referendum will push state legislators to act.

Chairman Lipscomb Announces Committee Assignments
Press Release

Chairman Lipscomb Announces Committee Assignments

Standing committees typically meet every month, prior to the County Board meeting.

7 Election Takeaways

7 Election Takeaways

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

Vote Today; Key Races Will Be Decided

Vote Today; Key Races Will Be Decided

A breakdown of everything on Milwaukee ballots.

Leadership MKE announces support for 14 candidates running for local office
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Leadership MKE announces support for 14 candidates running for local office

Leadership MKE supported candidates have already scored significant primary victories.

Vote for Supreme Court, County Board Tuesday

Vote for Supreme Court, County Board Tuesday

One county board race and a hotly contested race for state's highest court.

Felesia Martin announces another key endorsement
Press Release

Felesia Martin announces another key endorsement

"She works hard for the residents of Milwaukee, and will be a wonderful elected official," said Khary Penebaker.

Felesia Martin Announces Campaign
Press Release

Felesia Martin Announces Campaign

I hope to earn the support of the neighbors throughout District 7 and look forward to working hard to earn their votes.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Black Caucus’ Statement On Verdict In Heaggan-Brown Trial
Press Release

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Black Caucus’ Statement On Verdict In Heaggan-Brown Trial

"The Black Caucus of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin supports the calls for peace, requested by the family of Sylville Smith."

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $100

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson
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Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

“I am honored and privileged to have the support of such wonderful community leaders and stakeholders,” said Johnson.

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

Contribution to Cavalier Johnson of $200

Community Leaders Support Chevy Johnson

Contribution to David Crowley of $50