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MKE County: Board Approves Jail Probe, Opposes Brewers Subsidy
MKE County

Board Approves Jail Probe, Opposes Brewers Subsidy

Plus: Board sends abortion proposal to attorney's for additional review

Board Adopts Key Items Promoting Accountability, Public Input, Responsiveness to Local Stakeholders
Transportation: County Could Replace Private Firm With Deputies or Transit Rangers
Transportation

County Could Replace Private Firm With Deputies or Transit Rangers

Transit Security Task Force moving toward recommending replacement of current private security firm.

MKE County: Committee Rejects Abortion Travel Fund
MKE County

Committee Rejects Abortion Travel Fund

With Republican legislators watching Milwaukee's every move, supervisors reject proposal.

Murphy’s Law: County’s Debt Relief Program No Laughing Matter
Murphy’s Law

County’s Debt Relief Program No Laughing Matter

Program with huge 100-to-1 return inspired by comedian John Oliver. Seriously.

MKE County: Resolution Opposes a County Brewers Subsidy
MKE County

Resolution Opposes a County Brewers Subsidy

Two socialists, two conservatives on board are co-sponsoring the resolution.

MKE County: Resolution Calls For More State Aid, Local Autonomy
MKE County

Resolution Calls For More State Aid, Local Autonomy

County board proposal demands hike in state aid with no strings attached.

MKE County: Board Will Consider Probe of Jail Policies, Practices
MKE County

Board Will Consider Probe of Jail Policies, Practices

Sup. Felesia Martin authors resolution making huge information request from jail.

MKE County: Board Approves Harley Park Deal
MKE County

Board Approves Harley Park Deal

Plus: County board approves Juvenile Justice Center redevelopment, Sherman Park projects and settlement for opioid lawsuit.

MKE County: Committee Pauses Abortion Travel Fund
MKE County

Committee Pauses Abortion Travel Fund

Legal uncertainty causes supervisors to table the proposal for a month.

MKE County: Sanchez, Gómez-Tom Advance From County Board Primary
MKE County

Sanchez, Gómez-Tom Advance From County Board Primary

Three candidates ran in primary of special election for county board's vacant District 14 seat.

MKE County: Board Approves Cost Increase For Jail Food Contract
MKE County

Board Approves Cost Increase For Jail Food Contract

Aramark Correctional Services sought 8% price hike in 2023 contract.

MKE County: Company Hiking Prices for Corrections Food
MKE County

Company Hiking Prices for Corrections Food

Aramark Correctional Services negotiates 8% price hike for food served at county facilities.

MKE County: Committee Approves Medical Debt Relief
MKE County

Committee Approves Medical Debt Relief

Project with RIP Medical Debt will cancel $153 million in debt owed by county residents.

MKE County: New Firms Will Study Rehab, Replacement or Demo of The Domes
MKE County

New Firms Will Study Rehab, Replacement or Demo of The Domes

Construction consultant Concord Group will review options for redevelopment and demolition of The Domes.

MKE County: Supervisors Propose Abortion Travel Fund
MKE County

Supervisors Propose Abortion Travel Fund

But the county Corporation Counsel calls the proposal "nearly certainly illegal."

Sara Geenen Campaign Announces More Than 50 Endorsements From Judges & Elected Officials
Supervisors Martinez, Coggs-Jones, and Wasserman Condemn Local Antiques Store Selling Racist Items
MKE County: Jackson Park Project Faces Resistance
MKE County

Jackson Park Project Faces Resistance

Some residents oppose plan to convert roadway to pedestrian-bike trail along KK River Parkway.

Supervisors Burgelis and Martinez to Host Public Meeting on Jackson Park Drive Project
MKE County: County Begins Future Domes Study
MKE County

County Begins Future Domes Study

Seeking construction consultant to price everything from demolition to restoration to expanded urban botanical complex.

K-12 Education: MPS Embroiled in a Real Food Fight
K-12 Education

MPS Embroiled in a Real Food Fight

Student group protests quality of school lunches. School board considers changes.

Supervisor Martinez Decries House Resolution Condemning “Horrors of Socialism”
MKE County: Board Almost Blocks Juvenile Justice Funding
MKE County

Board Almost Blocks Juvenile Justice Funding

A majority of supervisors voted to hold on a $42 million contract without appearing to know what the impact would be.

MKE County: Committee Approves Funding for Suburban Affordable Housing Projects
MKE County

Committee Approves Funding for Suburban Affordable Housing Projects

But Sup. Peter Burgelis tries to stop subsidy for Wauwatosa development, citing cost.

Milwaukee County ARPA Task Force Endorses Medical Debt Abolishment Proposal
Press Release

Milwaukee County ARPA Task Force Endorses Medical Debt Abolishment Proposal

Sup. Rolland Plan Leverages $1.6 million in Federal Rescue Funds to Create Approximately $153 Million in Debt Relief

MKE County: Supervisors Holding We Energies Project Hostage For More Money
MKE County

Supervisors Holding We Energies Project Hostage For More Money

Supervisors try tactic they used for the Waukesha water deal.

Supervisor Martinez Rallies Committee on Parks and Culture to Delay WE Energies Permanent Easement
MKE County: Milwaukee Youth Commission Appointments Confirmed
MKE County

Milwaukee Youth Commission Appointments Confirmed

18 high school students appointed to new youth commission.

Transportation: County Board Rejects The ‘Fix at Six’
Transportation

County Board Rejects The ‘Fix at Six’

Board still maintains a policy of opposition to I-94 expansion, but won't support this alternative.

MKE County: Board Approves Studying Demolition, Other Options For The Domes
MKE County

Board Approves Studying Demolition, Other Options For The Domes

Policy does not support demolition, which many supervisors remain opposed to.

MKE County: Abortion Referendum Will Be On Spring Ballots
MKE County

Abortion Referendum Will Be On Spring Ballots

Advisory referendum on Wisconsin's abortion ban will be on Milwaukee County ballots during April election.

MKE County: Board Considering Abortion Referendum, Again
MKE County

Board Considering Abortion Referendum, Again

Board would place question on April ballot after failing to approve November election proposal.

MKE County: Supervisors Stall Waukesha Drinking Water Project
MKE County

Supervisors Stall Waukesha Drinking Water Project

Waukesha needs access to one acre of county land. Committee votes to delay this.

Supervisor Clancy Applauds Finance Committee Approval of Abortion Advisory Referendum
MKE County: New Domes Policy Gets First Approval
MKE County

New Domes Policy Gets First Approval

Supervisors soften language but still include possibility of demolishing domes.

Supervisor Martinez Renews Call to Fund the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
MKE County: New Policy Would Require County To Study Demolishing The Domes
MKE County

New Policy Would Require County To Study Demolishing The Domes

County board considering replacing repair-focused 2016 policy after limited progress.

County Supervisors Commend Milwaukee County Transit System and Amalgamated Transit Union 998 on New Contract
MKE County: Crowley Vetoes Lake Park Bluff Proposal
MKE County

Crowley Vetoes Lake Park Bluff Proposal

Should neighbors have rights to maintain bluff forever? Crowley says no.

MKE County: Board Adopts 2023 County Budget
MKE County

Board Adopts 2023 County Budget

Board spent nearly 12 hours debating amendments, what passed?

Supervisors Clancy, Martinez Decry Passage of Budget Which Fails to Adequately Invest in Human Needs
Press Release

Supervisors Clancy, Martinez Decry Passage of Budget Which Fails to Adequately Invest in Human Needs

Supervisors underline harm-reduction measures

Milwaukee DSA Celebrates Historic Wins on Tuesday Night
Finance Committee Recommends Task Forces on Paratransit, MCTS Safety
Chairwoman Nicholson and Supervisor Martin Commend Public Participation at Annual Public Hearing
Milwaukee DA Will Charge Elderly Man for Choking Black Man

Milwaukee DA Will Charge Elderly Man for Choking Black Man

Video captures 62-year-old with hand on throat of 24-year-old, in incident on South Side.

Supervisor Martinez Commends District Attorney’s Office Decision to Formally Charge Robert Walczykowski
Finance Committee Unanimously Recommends Supervisors Rolland, Taylor, Martinez Amendment Increasing Infrastructure and Parks Funding
Nicholson, Martinez Proposal to Advance Multilingual Accessibility for County Meetings Unanimously Recommended for Adoption
County Budget Amendments Prioritize Human Needs and Safety
Press Release

County Budget Amendments Prioritize Human Needs and Safety

Supervisors Martinez and Clancy to hold Thursday press conference to discuss amendments

Missy Zombor Announces Candidacy for Milwaukee Board of School Directors Citywide Seat
Press Release

Missy Zombor Announces Candidacy for Milwaukee Board of School Directors Citywide Seat

Zombor is endorsed by School Board President and current Citywide Representative Bob Peterson

Supervisor Burgelis Calls on Landmark Committee to Designate Black Nite Uprising Site
MKE County: County To Seek Historic Designation for Domes
MKE County

County To Seek Historic Designation for Domes

Board wants National Register of Historic Places listing. A first step toward saving Domes?

MKE County: Board Approves Ungendered Bathrooms
MKE County

Board Approves Ungendered Bathrooms

And LGBTQ inclusion initiative. 'Access to safe restrooms should be a basic right for every person.'

Supervisors Applaud Decision to Advance Historic Designation for Mitchell Park Domes
Supervisors Martinez and Clancy Applaud Decision to Study Providing Inclusive Restrooms in Milwaukee County Facilities
MKE County: Vote Could Send More Youth to Lincoln Hills
MKE County

Vote Could Send More Youth to Lincoln Hills

Board votes down deal with Racine County to hold youth in its detention center.

MKE County: Overcrowded Jail Seeks to Send Inmates to Racine
MKE County

Overcrowded Jail Seeks to Send Inmates to Racine

County Jail regularly exceeding its legal capacity, needs solution, Sheriff's Office says.

MKE County: Supervisors Demand A Domes Plan
MKE County

Supervisors Demand A Domes Plan

Parks Committee recommends pursuing historic designation. But then what?

MKE County: Task Force Rejects ARPA Funding for Domes
MKE County

Task Force Rejects ARPA Funding for Domes

Supervisors want to use $19 million in pandemic stimulus funds to begin fixing Mitchell Park Domes.

Supervisors Martinez, Zerpa, and Martin Disagree with ARPA Task Force Decision to Reject Funding the Mitchell Park Domes
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Supervisors Martinez, Zerpa, and Martin Disagree with ARPA Task Force Decision to Reject Funding the Mitchell Park Domes

“I am disappointed that our historic domes weren’t guaranteed a future today. This landmark is not only beloved by the south side of Milwaukee, but it is an iconic structure that is enjoyed by visitors from around the world.” said Supervisor Zerpa.  

MKE County: Could Domes Get National Historic Designation?
MKE County

Could Domes Get National Historic Designation?

Supervisors draft legislation to start the nomination process.

MKE County: Should County Parks Serve Wine, Spirits?
MKE County

Should County Parks Serve Wine, Spirits?

State law prevents this. County officials pushing legislators to allow this as a revenue generator.

County Supervisors Disappointed in Defeat of Referendum on Abortion
MKE County: Supervisors Debate Unpaid Jail Labor
MKE County

Supervisors Debate Unpaid Jail Labor

Current policy gives sentence reductions for labor performed; Clancy pushes resolution declaring unpaid labor is 'immoral.'

MKE County: November Ballot Could Have Gun Laws Referendum
MKE County

November Ballot Could Have Gun Laws Referendum

County proposal to measure support for state ban on semi-automatic weapons.

Supervisors Martinez, Clancy Stand in Solidarity with Y.E.S. School Lunch Justice Campaign
Press Release

Supervisors Martinez, Clancy Stand in Solidarity with Y.E.S. School Lunch Justice Campaign

Supervisors and Y.E.S. to hold press conference outside Courthouse Tuesday

MKE County: Supervisors Seek Marijuana Referendum
MKE County

Supervisors Seek Marijuana Referendum

Question to voters on legalizing pot would be identical to 2018 advisory referendum.

Chairwoman Nicholson Proposal to Reimagine County Board Committees Adopted by County Board
County Board Unanimously Adopts Resolution Repudiating Discriminatory Covenants
MKE County: Parks May Convert Roads to Bike, Pedestrian Trails
MKE County

Parks May Convert Roads to Bike, Pedestrian Trails

Plan would convert 1.3 miles of Little Menomonee and Lincoln Creek parkways.

Supervisor Burgelis to Host Neighborhood Walk with Local Elected Officials
MKE County: Domes Project Returns to Reality
MKE County

Domes Project Returns to Reality

$66 million plan to fix domes, redevelop Mitchell Park is shot down, leaving the facility's future a question mark.

Chairwoman Nicholson Proposal to Modernize County Board Endorsed by Judiciary Committee
County Supervisors Support Milwaukee Brewers Pride Night
Voces de la Frontera Joins Milwaukee Coalition Calling on President Biden to End the U.S. Embargo on Cuba and Act on Immigration Reform
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.

Ryan Clancy Launches Campaign For State Assembly

Ryan Clancy Launches Campaign For State Assembly

County supervisor is backed by Rep. Brostoff, who he is running to replace.

County Supervisors Congratulate José G. Pérez on Election as Common Council President
Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Reflects on County Board Service
MKE County: County Board Races Finally Settled
MKE County

County Board Races Finally Settled

Preliminary results show Deanna Alexander won 8-candidate, write-in race in District 18.

Socialists Win in Milwaukee
Press Release

Socialists Win in Milwaukee

Milwaukee DSA congratulates candidates on historic win

MKE County: Election Shakes Up County Board
MKE County

Election Shakes Up County Board

Five of 18 supervisors will be new. Longtime Sup. John Weishan, Jr. upset by Peter Burgelis. A sixth new face could be coming.

2022 Milwaukee Spring Election Results

2022 Milwaukee Spring Election Results

Election results for mayor and county board.

Vote Tuesday: County Board Candidates
Vote Tuesday

County Board Candidates

Seven districts out of 18 have competitive races. See who is on your ballot.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Candidates Share Views on Domes, Historic Preservation
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Candidates Share Views on Domes, Historic Preservation

Candidates respond to Milwaukee Preservation Alliance survey on favorite historic sites and more

3rd Place candidate Saldivar for Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors 12th District endorses Zepnick
Socialists Juan Miguel Martinez and Eric Rorholm make it through the primary
Press Release

Socialists Juan Miguel Martinez and Eric Rorholm make it through the primary

Milwaukee DSA congratulates the entire socialist slate on a primary win

Murphy’s Law: 15 Election Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

15 Election Winners and Losers

Beyond the ballots, which insiders, groups and trends were the winners and losers in this election?

Working Families Party Challengers Sweep Primaries Across WI
Press Release

Working Families Party Challengers Sweep Primaries Across WI

100% of candidates backed by local progressive group will continue to Nov. elections

2022 Spring Primary Election Results

2022 Spring Primary Election Results

Election results for race for mayor and three county supervisor races.

County Board District 12 Election Preview

County Board District 12 Election Preview

Four candidates, with no incumbent, running for south-side county supervisor seat. Here are their views.

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance February 2022 Milwaukee County Supervisor Candidate Survey
Press Release

Milwaukee Preservation Alliance February 2022 Milwaukee County Supervisor Candidate Survey

Candidates share views on historic preservation, future of Mitchell Park Domes

Working Families Party Endorses Slate of Union Members, Community Organizers for Local Office
Press Release

Working Families Party Endorses Slate of Union Members, Community Organizers for Local Office

As state, federal pandemic relief stalls, WFP backs first-time candidates running to bring systemic change local

Milwaukee Democratic Socialists of America Announces Socialist Slate for Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
MKE County: Three Candidates for Board’s New Hispanic Districts
MKE County

Three Candidates for Board’s New Hispanic Districts

Incumbents unopposed in most districts but a majority Hispanic district will be contested.

Now Serving: New Burger Joint, New Vietnamese Cafe
Now Serving

New Burger Joint, New Vietnamese Cafe

Plus: Bacchus restaurant and Lost Whale bar reopening, Nessun Dorma closing for winter.