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John Weishan, Jr.

John F. Weishan, Jr. is a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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

Milwaukee County Supervisors Condemn Terrorist Attack in Charlottesville
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Condemn Terrorist Attack in Charlottesville

"Hate has no place in America, and we condemn the individuals and groups that came to Charlottesville seeking violent confrontation as a platform to spread their racist ideology."

Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Local Leaders Demand Clarke’s Removal

Legislators, community leaders call on Gov. Walker to remove sheriff from office.

County Creating Community Centers

County Creating Community Centers

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

Milwaukee County to Seek State Funding of Sheriff’s Department
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Milwaukee County to Seek State Funding of Sheriff’s Department

Funds would pay for more deputies and legal costs

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.

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

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.

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

A Slumlord’s Modest Cape Cod

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

County Board Supports Lead Abatement Financial Assistance Program
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County Board Supports Lead Abatement Financial Assistance Program

Proposal by Supervisor John Weishan Passes 16 to 1

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

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

Statement on Special Prosecutor to Investigate Supervisor John Weishan
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Statement on Special Prosecutor to Investigate Supervisor John Weishan

The complaint alleges that Supervisor Weishan falsified numerous nomination petitions filed with the Milwaukee County Elections Commission.

Franz Meyer calls on Jason Haas to explain past support of questionable redistricting
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Franz Meyer calls on Jason Haas to explain past support of questionable redistricting

Meyer says supervisor districts should fairly represent county residents, not the interests of individual politicians or their parties

Franz Meyer supports independent county redistricting
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Franz Meyer supports independent county redistricting

"Supervisor districts should fairly represent county residents, not the interests of individual politicians or their parties."

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
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Continues Political Revolution With New Endorsements

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

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

Minority Group of Supervisors Successfully Blocks Funding Proposal

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

The County Board Has No Role in Decision on Appeal

Supervisors Weishan, Jursik, Introduce Resolution Supporting “John Doe II”
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Supervisors Weishan, Jursik, Introduce Resolution Supporting “John Doe II”

Measure Calls for Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

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

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”

Abele vs. Clarke, Once Again

Abele vs. Clarke, Once Again

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

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

Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum
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Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum

After her opponent this week jumped to the Branch 31 race, Connolly is widely seen as the prohibitive favorite to be the next judge in Branch 44.

Taxpayers Lose Nearly $10,000 to County Supervisor’s Legal Bills
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Taxpayers Lose Nearly $10,000 to County Supervisor’s Legal Bills

Today a Milwaukee County Supervisor had a solid victory over the taxpayers.

County Board Knew About the Looming Transit Shortfall
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County Board Knew About the Looming Transit Shortfall

In fact, the entire County Board knew about the reports.

Committee Opposes Opportunities for MPS Students in Need
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Committee Opposes Opportunities for MPS Students in Need

Policies Adopted to Prevent Elected Officials from Helping Milwaukee’s Children

County Board Committee Passes Resolution Protesting MPS Takeover
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County Board Committee Passes Resolution Protesting MPS Takeover

Measure Expresses Opposition to Law Allowing MPS Takeover by County Executive, Calls for County Executive to Advocate for Repeal

County Board Committee Passes Employment, Environmental Standards in Development Agreements Involving County Land, Subsidies
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County Board Committee Passes Employment, Environmental Standards in Development Agreements Involving County Land, Subsidies

Supervisor Weishan Says Move Will Provide the Greatest Future Benefit for the Entire Community

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Passing the Gavel

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...”

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 Board Votes for More Cost-Effective I-94 Plan as Legislature Wrestles with Highway Spending Cuts
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County Board Votes for More Cost-Effective I-94 Plan as Legislature Wrestles with Highway Spending Cuts

Instead of $850 million highway expansion, County Board supports cost-effective repair of I-94, better transit

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”

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

Free Market Competition in Taxi Industry On Its Way to GMIA

Supervisor Weishan Says Lifting Taxicab Cap is Good For Free Market
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Supervisor Weishan Says Lifting Taxicab Cap is Good For Free Market

Says Lifting Current Cap on Licenses to Airport Good for Competition, Free Enterprise

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

Half of the County Board (Broderick, Haas, Johnson, Jursik, Rainey, Romo West, Weishan, Dimitrijevic) blocked an important financial report from becoming part of the County’s official records today.  The report was sent by the Comptroller to all County Supervisors via email in response to concerns that the real costs of implementing the GO Pass, (a […]

Taxicab Permit Lottery Ordinance Will Hurt Small Businesses
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Taxicab Permit Lottery Ordinance Will Hurt Small Businesses

"This is like Russian Roulette," said a taxicab driver.

Why the Small Vision For Milwaukee?
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Why the Small Vision For Milwaukee?

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to redevelop a major portion of our great American city.

Murphy’s Law: The County Board’s Anti-Environmental Boondoggle
Murphy’s Law

The County Board’s Anti-Environmental Boondoggle

Its Estabrook Dam decision will cost taxpayers millions and harm environment.

Supervisor Weishan Says Transit Committee Took Correct Action on Taxis
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Supervisor Weishan Says Transit Committee Took Correct Action on Taxis

Says Approval of 10 New Airport Taxi Permits Benefits Riders, Free Market

Op-Ed: How a Gun Club Pollutes Lake Michigan
Op-Ed

How a Gun Club Pollutes Lake Michigan

The Cudahy Gun Club’s shooters add one ton of lead to the lake per year. So why does the county board allow this?

Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Disappointed by County Board’s Rejection of Arena Resolution
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Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Disappointed by County Board’s Rejection of Arena Resolution

Says It Was Important for Board to Go on Record Against New Taxes for Downtown Arena

Executive Order, Keystone: No on the pipeline, yes on the cops
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Executive Order, Keystone: No on the pipeline, yes on the cops

Press release from the Red Arnold campaign

Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Warns Against Decreasing Inpatient Beds at Mental Health Complex
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Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Warns Against Decreasing Inpatient Beds at Mental Health Complex

Cites Report Saying There is a Continued Need for Inpatient Beds at Behavioral Health Division

Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Applauds Committee Consideration of Taxicab Service Changes at Gen. Mitchell International
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Supervisor John Weishan, Jr. Applauds Committee Consideration of Taxicab Service Changes at Gen. Mitchell International

Resolution Calls for Recommendations from Airport Director on Taxicab, Uber and Lyft Services

Weishan Pushes Ahead With Arena Resolutions
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Weishan Pushes Ahead With Arena Resolutions

"Now is the Time to Speak Up" on Funding for New Arena, He Says

Murphy’s Law: The Sheer Ambition of Marina Dimitrijevic
Murphy’s Law

The Sheer Ambition of Marina Dimitrijevic

She’s running for assembly but wanted to continue as county supervisor and collect two full-time salaries.

Sup. Weishan “Disappointed” That Committee Does Not Take Up Arena Referendum Resolution
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Sup. Weishan “Disappointed” That Committee Does Not Take Up Arena Referendum Resolution

Says Public Deserves Right to Express Itself on New Arena, Wisconsin Center Expansion

Supervisor Weishan Demands Full Disclosure of John Doe Records
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Supervisor Weishan Demands Full Disclosure of John Doe Records

Says County Executive Chris Abele "Should Not Help Scott Walker Cover Up"

Murphy’s Law: Who’s To Blame For Yet Another Pension Giveaway?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s To Blame For Yet Another Pension Giveaway?

Abele wants some 200 retirees to stop getting illegal pension benefits, but board members are outraged.

Weishan to County Executive: “Where is Your Solution to the Pension Issue?”
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Weishan to County Executive: “Where is Your Solution to the Pension Issue?”

Supervisor Says County Executive Must Propose a Solution to Pension Issue

Supervisor John Weishan, Jr., Praises Judiciary Committee for Approval of Referendum on Sales Tax for New Downtown Arena
Murphy’s Law: Dan Bice’s Role in the John Doe
Murphy’s Law

Dan Bice’s Role in the John Doe

What did he know, when did he know it, and how has he affected the probe of Scott Walker?

Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Calls for Advisory Referendum on New Sports and Entertainment Complex
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Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Calls for Advisory Referendum on New Sports and Entertainment Complex

Says Voters Have Already Approved Other Priorities Such as Parks, Recreation and Culture, Transit and Emergency Medical Services in 2008 Referendum

Mental Health Bill Does Nothing for Patients
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Mental Health Bill Does Nothing for Patients

Where Are the Changes to the System that Make Improvements for Patients. And How Does It Improve Accountability for the Patients?

Murphy’s Law: Will Taxicab Issue Ever Be Settled?
Murphy’s Law

Will Taxicab Issue Ever Be Settled?

City Attorney’s legal opinion helps clarify things, but it’s still a contentious issue.

Legal opinion: City cannot delegate regulation of taxicabs to county
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Legal opinion: City cannot delegate regulation of taxicabs to county

The City of Milwaukee may not legally delegate its authority to regulate and license taxicabs and taxicab operators to Milwaukee County, according to an opinion released this week by the Office of City Attorney Grant F. Langley.

Plenty of Horne: Campaign Season Kicks Off
Plenty of Horne

Campaign Season Kicks Off

Politicos flock to Jon Richards fundraiser, and judicial candidate Janet C. Protasiewicz's event.

Jonathan Brostoff announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly
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Jonathan Brostoff announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly

New Leadership for a New Milwaukee

Murphy’s Law: Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?
Murphy’s Law

Can County Board Solve Taxicab Problem?

The board's resolution got media play, but will probably accomplish nothing.

New Donation to Help Maintain Pulaski, Noyes Indoor Pools
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New Donation to Help Maintain Pulaski, Noyes Indoor Pools

Contribution to be Matched by Stan Kass

Milwaukee County Supervisors Weishan and Stamper Praise Board Veto Overide of Taxicab Resolution
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Weishan and Stamper Praise Board Veto Overide of Taxicab Resolution

Measure Designed to Lower Costs and Increase Service, Especially in Under-Served Areas

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

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

Supervisors Stamper, Weishan and Rainey Applaud County Board Approval of Taxicab Negotiations
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Supervisors Stamper, Weishan and Rainey Applaud County Board Approval of Taxicab Negotiations

They Call it a Step Forward to Increasing Quality, Service, and Availability of Taxicabs

Milwaukee Moves Closer to a Competitive Taxi Cab Market
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Milwaukee Moves Closer to a Competitive Taxi Cab Market

Transit Committee Approves Measure to Allow County to Negotiate an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County for Operation and Regulation of Taxicab Service

Milwaukee County Supervisors Weishan and Stamper Propose County Take-over of Regulation of Taxicab Service
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Weishan and Stamper Propose County Take-over of Regulation of Taxicab Service

Draft Measure Designed to Lower Costs, Increase Service, Especially in Under-Served Areas

Abele Dumps County Transit Company

Abele Dumps County Transit Company

Public bidding process awards bus contract to for-profit company.

County Board Committed to Honoring Veterans, Protecting Art
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County Board Committed to Honoring Veterans, Protecting Art

Last-minute change could be a deal breaker for two local treasures

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

Milwaukee County Board Supervisors Borkowski, Taylor, Alexander, Weishan and Schmitt today issued the following joint statement:

Transit Committee to Consider Support of Repeal of the City of Milwaukee’s Cap on Public Passenger Vehicle Permits
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Transit Committee to Consider Support of Repeal of the City of Milwaukee’s Cap on Public Passenger Vehicle Permits

The Milwaukee County Board Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee will consider a resolution that would support the repeal of the City of Milwaukee’s cap on new public passenger vehicle permits at its April 9 meeting.

Murphy’s Law: The Return of Sue Black
Murphy’s Law

The Return of Sue Black

How she got the new job. And will she run against Chris Abele?

Murphy’s Law: Bill to Cut Supervisor Pay Likely
Murphy’s Law

Bill to Cut Supervisor Pay Likely

Despite Republican delays and opposition by the board, the bill has a good chance of passage.

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
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Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

Murphy’s Law: Still Defending the Infamous Pension Plan
Murphy’s Law

Still Defending the Infamous Pension Plan

County Exec Abele wants to cut back the lucrative backdrop provision. Why are supervisors delaying this?

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

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

Supervisor Weishan Applauds Start of Negotations Between Milwaukee Area Technical College and Faculty
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Supervisor Weishan Applauds Start of Negotations Between Milwaukee Area Technical College and Faculty

Milwaukee County Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr. released the following statement regarding the Milwaukee Area Technical College agreement to begin negotiations with MATC faculty.

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, under the leadership of Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, has adopted the 2013 Budget today.

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
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Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

Supervisor Weishan Announces Three, Budget-Focused Town Hall Meetings
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Supervisor Weishan Announces Three, Budget-Focused Town Hall Meetings

Meetings set for November 3, 7 & 8, 2012

County Board Approves Negotiations for The Couture

County Board Approves Negotiations for The Couture

Proposed 44-floor building for lakefront stays on track

Wangard’s Park East Proposal Approved Despite Union Fight

Wangard’s Park East Proposal Approved Despite Union Fight

Once again it was union versus union.

Murphy’s Law: The Media’s $10 Million Error
Murphy’s Law

The Media’s $10 Million Error

The art museum’s plan to repair the War Memorial will cost $25 million, not $15 million. And that’s not all the errors.

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Doyle’s Decision Could Send Ripples Through Milwaukee’s Political Landscape

Governor Doyle's announcement that he will not be seeking a third term could send ripples through Milwaukee's political landscape. The most commonly mentioned named Democratic Party members that may run for Governor include, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, State Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.

“Today I’m a little disappointed in my alma mater”

“Today I’m a little disappointed in my alma mater”

"Today I'm a little disappointed in my alma mater," said Supervisor Lipscomb at the Thursday, May 21st Milwaukee County Board Meeting.

Board of Supervisors Lay Over RTA Resolution

Board of Supervisors Lay Over RTA Resolution

This meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors featured the much debated resolution regarding the proposed Regional Transit Authority.

Milwaukee County Committee Fails to Reconsider RTA Vote

Milwaukee County Committee Fails to Reconsider RTA Vote

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting of the Committee on Transportation, Public Works and Transit to further discuss the proposed RTA. Supervisors Larson and Jursik hoped to put forward a positive response to the proposed RTA in place of the committee's overtly negative response that came out of the last committee meeting.

RTA Meets the Milwaukee County Board – Meeting Recap

RTA Meets the Milwaukee County Board – Meeting Recap

The Milwaukee County Board's Transportation, Public Works, and Transit Committee, chaired by Supervisor Michael Mayo, held a meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the recommendations approved by the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Transit Authority. Julia Taylor, the Governor's Appointee on the RTA, was on hand to answer questions along with Carl Mueller, the RTA's PR consultant, and Ken Yunker, who has worked closely with the RTA in his role at SEWRPC.

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

Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District

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

The Roundup: Chest of Drawers Nets $1,808,000
The Roundup

Chest of Drawers Nets $1,808,000

Exclusive to milwaukeeworld.com

The Roundup: State Elections Board Responds to Complaint Against Walker
The Roundup

State Elections Board Responds to Complaint Against Walker

John Weishan and Gerry Broderick filed an official complaint today with the Wisconsin State Elections Board against Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.

The Roundup: The Governor and the Empire Builder
The Roundup

The Governor and the Empire Builder

Governor Jim Doyle made a brief appearance at Milwaukee’s Amtrak station Friday, 11 June on the 75th anniversary of the Empire Builder, Amtrak’s service from Chicago to the Northwest coast. Before boarding the train, Doyle mixed the romance of the rails with the Great American Novel. “In the final passage of the Great Gatsby, the […]

Murphy’s Law: The Real Story Behind The Sheriff’s Departure
Murphy’s Law

The Real Story Behind The Sheriff’s Departure

There is bad smell surrounding the retirement of Sheriff Lev Baldwin.