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Joe Lamers

Milwaukee County Budget Director

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MKE County: County Faces Financial Disaster
MKE County

County Faces Financial Disaster

By 2027 structural deficit will leave zero dollars to spend on parks, transit, other local services.

MKE County: Board Approves Overtime Oversight Policy
MKE County

Board Approves Overtime Oversight Policy

New policy will likely bring the sheriff's office before the board to explain overtime expenditures.

MKE County: County Ends 2020 with $32 Million Surplus
MKE County

County Ends 2020 with $32 Million Surplus

In a big turnaround, projected deficit became a surplus due to federal CARES Act funding.

MKE County: County Running Out of CARES Act Funds
MKE County

County Running Out of CARES Act Funds

Report shows its entire $77 million allocation has been spent or will be claimed by costs already incurred.

MKE County: County Working To Close Budget Gap
MKE County

County Working To Close Budget Gap

Officials face a projected $42 million deficit for 2021. Cuts could be brutal.

MKE County: Crowley Using CARES Funds For Housing
MKE County

Crowley Using CARES Funds For Housing

Of $77 million in federal funding, biggest single grant helps those at risk of losing housing.

MKE County: County Wants Its CARES Money Back
MKE County

County Wants Its CARES Money Back

$103 million allocated for Milwaukee County ended up with the state. County officials demand the money.

MKE County: COVID-19 Could Cost County $450 Million
MKE County

COVID-19 Could Cost County $450 Million

Milwaukee County being squeezed by increased costs, declining revenue.

MKE County: County COVID-19 Expenses Are Rising
MKE County

County COVID-19 Expenses Are Rising

Already in the millions. County may need to levy property taxes above the state-imposed limit.

MKE County: County Budget Will Be Hit Hard by COVID-19 Shutdown
MKE County

County Budget Will Be Hit Hard by COVID-19 Shutdown

2021 budget deficit could be $40 million or more.

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.

MKE County: Committee Okays Referendum on Legalizing Pot
MKE County

Committee Okays Referendum on Legalizing Pot

Unanimous vote in favor of November referendum asking to legalize and tax marijuana.

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.