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Burgelis Campaign Rolls Out Longer List of Endorsements in advance of Tuesday Feb 20 Primary Election
MKE County: Board Funds Crisis Housing in Uptown Neighborhood, Demurs On Southside Dog Park
MKE County

Board Funds Crisis Housing in Uptown Neighborhood, Demurs On Southside Dog Park

Plus: A controversial penguin project is funded, funding for southside dog park is paused and 'high-impact' parks projects are funded.

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson Endorses Liz Sumner for Milwaukee County Comptroller
Burgelis Campaign Rolls Out Long List of Initial Endorsements
David Crowley Endorses Liz Sumner for Comptroller
MKE County: Second Candidate Joins Race for County Comptroller
MKE County

Second Candidate Joins Race for County Comptroller

Capital Midwest Fund partner Michael Harper will run against Sup. Liz Sumner.

MKE County: Board Extends Racine Jail Transfer Contract
MKE County

Board Extends Racine Jail Transfer Contract

Sheriff's office says it needs this option in case of overcrowding.

MKE County: Board Approves Affordable Housing Funding, Bike Trail, Solar Study
MKE County

Board Approves Affordable Housing Funding, Bike Trail, Solar Study

Plus: A new overlook for the improved Kletzsch Dam.

MKE County: Supervisor Pushes Kletzsch Park Dam Overlook
MKE County

Supervisor Pushes Kletzsch Park Dam Overlook

$309,000 project would increase access to river, allow portage for canoes, kayaks.

MKE County: Anne O’Connor Running for North Shore County Board Seat
MKE County

Anne O’Connor Running for North Shore County Board Seat

O'Connor is co-founder of Bay Bridge, an advocacy organization focused on racism and segregation.

MKE County: Board Adopts 2024 Budget, Setting Up Battle With Crowley
MKE County

Board Adopts 2024 Budget, Setting Up Battle With Crowley

The county executive's administration has already pushed back against some of the amendments.

Transportation: Supervisors Recommend Funding for On-Demand Paratransit, Despite Objections
Transportation

Supervisors Recommend Funding for On-Demand Paratransit, Despite Objections

Though the funding is likely not enough, and would be realized by issuing debt.

Marisabel for Milwaukee Campaign: I am a pro-choice LGBT leader, and I am proud of my advocacy for immigrants and women
MKE County: Board and County Exec At Odds Over Debt, Spending
MKE County

Board and County Exec At Odds Over Debt, Spending

Board wants to surpass debt limit given new sales tax, surplus.

MKE County: What’s The Future of The Charles Allis Art Museum?
MKE County

What’s The Future of The Charles Allis Art Museum?

One county budget amendment funds safety repairs, another seeks to end future contributions.

MKE County: Milwaukee Is First County To Recognize ‘Rights of Nature”
MKE County

Milwaukee Is First County To Recognize ‘Rights of Nature”

County Executive Crowley signs resolution, backed by Native American tribes.

MKE County: Budget Committee Recommends Correction Officer Raises
MKE County

Budget Committee Recommends Correction Officer Raises

Budget amendment would raise starting pay to $30 an hour.

Liz Sumner Announces Endorsements From Over a Dozen County Officials
Marisabel Cabrera Brings Experience and Dedication to Circuit Court Campaign
Sup. Liz Sumner Thanks Comptroller Manske for Decades of Service to Milwaukee County
MKE County: Comptroller Manske Won’t Seek Reelection
MKE County

Comptroller Manske Won’t Seek Reelection

A county employee since 1992, Manske became the county's first elected financial officer in 2011.

MKE County: Supervisors Waste $300,000
MKE County

Supervisors Waste $300,000

Three supervisors stall parks project at McKinley Marina, costing taxpayers $300,000.

Milwaukee County Board Supervisory District 4 Candidate Jack Eckblad Earns Endorsements of Milwaukee County Register of Deeds, State Representative Ortiz-Velez, and Trio of Supervisors: Adds to List of Local Leaders Supporting Eckblad’s Campaign for Bold, Responsible Leadership
MKE County: Board Halts Medical Travel Subsidy For Abortions
MKE County

Board Halts Medical Travel Subsidy For Abortions

With abortions resuming in state, supervisors hold off on medical travel program.

MKE County: Supervisors Support ‘Rights of Nature’ Policy
MKE County

Supervisors Support ‘Rights of Nature’ Policy

Committee approves it. Full board could become first in state to endorse the movement.

MKE County: South Shore Breakwater Getting Emergency Repairs This Fall
MKE County

South Shore Breakwater Getting Emergency Repairs This Fall

But 2023 budget politics may have killed appetite for long-term repairs.

MKE County: Supervisors Engage in the Great Sales Tax Debate
MKE County

Supervisors Engage in the Great Sales Tax Debate

See how and why each supervisor voted the way they did for new tax.

County Executive David Crowley Celebrates County Board Vote to Secure Fiscal Future and Preserve Critical Services for Most Vulnerable Residents
MKE County: Supervisors Debate Sales Tax Hike
MKE County

Supervisors Debate Sales Tax Hike

Does the board have the 12 votes needed to approve this critical measure?

MKE County: County Sales Tax Hike Gets First Approval
MKE County

County Sales Tax Hike Gets First Approval

County officials detail future cuts without sales tax plan, as Parks Department is halved and senior centers eliminated.

Back in the News: Actually, County Comptroller Could Get $1.3 Million Backdrop
Back in the News

Actually, County Comptroller Could Get $1.3 Million Backdrop

Or $815,000 if Scott Manske is not reelected. That would save taxpayers $485,000.

MKE County: Supervisors Holding Town Halls on Sales Tax
MKE County

Supervisors Holding Town Halls on Sales Tax

Four town halls scheduled this month

Murphy’s Law: County Comptroller Could Get $1 Million Backdrop
Murphy’s Law

County Comptroller Could Get $1 Million Backdrop

Or about $700,000 if Scott Manske is not reelected for another four years.

MKE County: Will County Board Approve Sales Tax Hike?
MKE County

Will County Board Approve Sales Tax Hike?

It's unclear if there's the needed two-thirds majority of board willing to vote for it.

MKE County: Liz Sumner Announces Candidacy for County Comptroller
MKE County

Liz Sumner Announces Candidacy for County Comptroller

Supervisor plans run for county's chief financial officer.

Liz Sumner Announces Candidacy for Milwaukee County Comptroller
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

Estabrook Beer Garden Sets Grand Opening

Estabrook Beer Garden Sets Grand Opening

2023 kickoff on April 21 will feature free beer, live music and stein holding contest.

Estabrook Beer Garden Plans Season Opening Celebration with Free Beer
Transportation: While Future Uncertain, County Extends Paratransit Taxi to September
Transportation

While Future Uncertain, County Extends Paratransit Taxi to September

County initially planned to discontinue service due to new federal regulations.

Sara Geenen Campaign Announces More Than 50 Endorsements From Judges & Elected Officials
MKE County: Board Releases Funds for Park Projects
MKE County

Board Releases Funds for Park Projects

County board approves $1.3 million in maintenance, repairs and new projects for parks.

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.

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

County Supervisors Commend Bruce Colburn on Long Career Fighting for Workers’ Rights
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 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.

County Supervisors Commend Milwaukee County Transit System and Amalgamated Transit Union 998 on New Contract
MKE County: Will Public Pools Open in 2023?
MKE County

Will Public Pools Open in 2023?

Board adds funding to budget, but lifeguard shortage could still be a problem.

MKE County: Board Adopts 2023 County Budget
MKE County

Board Adopts 2023 County Budget

Board spent nearly 12 hours debating amendments, what passed?

MKE County: Lake Park Neighbors Seek Control of Bluff
MKE County

Lake Park Neighbors Seek Control of Bluff

Wahl Ave. residents have already clear cut top of bluff, now want special access to all of it.

Chairwoman Nicholson and Supervisor Martin Commend Public Participation at Annual Public Hearing
MKE County: Disabled Riders Decry End To Taxi Service
MKE County

Disabled Riders Decry End To Taxi Service

Transit Union demands more funding, others push sheriff budget cuts at public budget meeting.

Finance Committee Unanimously Recommends Nicholson, Sumner Amendment Funding Paratransit and Parks
Supervisor Burgelis Calls on Landmark Committee to Designate Black Nite Uprising Site
MKE County: Board Considers Abortion Rights Proposal
MKE County

Board Considers Abortion Rights Proposal

After protests at his home, Sup. Rolland pushes resolution asking county lobbyists to advocate for state abortion law.

MKE County: Crowley Vetoes Downtown Roller Rink
MKE County

Crowley Vetoes Downtown Roller Rink

Roller rink in Red Arrow Park won't happen this summer, but idea may not be dead.

County Supervisors Disappointed in Defeat of Referendum on Abortion
MKE County: Board Approves Two Fall Referendums
MKE County

Board Approves Two Fall Referendums

A third referendum gauging public support for legal abortion did not pass.

MKE County: Downtown Roller Rink Looks Unlikely
MKE County

Downtown Roller Rink Looks Unlikely

Board struggles to find funding, plan lacks true budget and rink won't be ready for this summer.

Chairwoman Nicholson Proposal to Reimagine County Board Committees Adopted by County Board
County Board Unanimously Adopts Resolution Repudiating Discriminatory Covenants
Chairwoman Nicholson Proposal to Modernize County Board Endorsed by Judiciary Committee
County Supervisors Support Milwaukee Brewers Pride Night
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
County Supervisors Congratulate José G. Pérez on Election as Common Council President
MKE County: Crowley Signs Paid Parental Leave Bill
MKE County

Crowley Signs Paid Parental Leave Bill

Bill expected to have small fiscal impact and big payoff for families and social equity.

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
Press Release

Milwaukee County Supervisor Candidates Share Views on Domes, Historic Preservation

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

Board of Supervisors Approves Paid Parental Leave Policy for County Employees
MKE County: County Set to Pass Paid Family Leave
MKE County

County Set to Pass Paid Family Leave

8 weeks paid leave for employees has support of board and county executive.

Paid parental leave gaining traction throughout Southeastern Wisconsin
Press Release

Paid parental leave gaining traction throughout Southeastern Wisconsin

Statement of Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic March 17, 2022

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.

2022 Spring Primary Election Results

2022 Spring Primary Election Results

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

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?

Board of Supervisors Adopts 2022 Milwaukee County Budget
MKE County: Proposal Aims To Recruit More Lifeguards
MKE County

Proposal Aims To Recruit More Lifeguards

Major lifeguard shortage closed pools in 2021.

Supervisor Sumner Applauds Oak Leaf Trail Sinkhole Emergency Declaration
County Board of Supervisors Congratulate Colectivo Workers on Successful Union Election
Press Release

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.

21 Wisconsin Leaders Endorse Sarah Godlewski for U.S. Senate
Press Release

21 Wisconsin Leaders Endorse Sarah Godlewski for U.S. Senate

Coming on heels of pivotal EMILY’S List endorsement, strong support from communities across the state demonstrates Sarah is building the strongest coalition to defeat Ron Johnson

MKE County: Sheriff Projects $3.9 Million Overtime Deficit
MKE County

Sheriff Projects $3.9 Million Overtime Deficit

Sheriff blames understaffing. Finance Committee does not accept his report.

MKE County: Lake Park Bridge Needs $1 Million More
MKE County

Lake Park Bridge Needs $1 Million More

Cost now at least $3.4 million to repair historic footbridge designed by Olmsted.

Supervisor Clancy Calls for ‘Right to Counsel’ Eviction Prevention Program
MKE County: Wilson Park ‘Car Garden’ Approved
MKE County

Wilson Park ‘Car Garden’ Approved

27th Street BID would create unique garden with plantings, paths and shells of classic cars and trucks.

Supervisor Sumner Calls for Keeping Great Lakes Erosion Control Loan Program in State Budget
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."

Supervisor Sumner to Host Three Virtual Community Forums
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
County Board Adopts Resolution Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalty
Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans
Milwaukee County Should Not Be in the Gun Show Business
Judiciary Committee Approves Proposal to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalty
County Board Adopts Resolutions Celebrating Black Icons
MKE County: Resolution Cuts Pot Possession Fine to $1
MKE County

Resolution Cuts Pot Possession Fine to $1

Sup. Ortiz-Velez's county resolution will be mirrored by Glendale proposal, says Mayor Kennedy.

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Introduces Proposal Reducing Penalty for Marijuana Possession
County Supervisors Back $1 Pot Penalty

County Supervisors Back $1 Pot Penalty

8 board members push plan slashing $500 penalty for possession.

MKE County: Bradford Beach Restaurant Advancing
MKE County

Bradford Beach Restaurant Advancing

Concessionaire plans to add full-service restaurant to historic beach house.

Supervisors’ Statement on the Passing of Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron
Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.
MKE County: Board Adopts 2021 Budget
MKE County

Board Adopts 2021 Budget

Tax levy increase of 0.59%, many amendments and delays to electric buses and hemp growing.

Committee Rejects Sheriff Cuts

Committee Rejects Sheriff Cuts

But it also passed a widely supported increase in spending for services like housing and youth justice.

Milwaukee County Board unanimously approves strategic planning ordinance
Press Release

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 Supervisors Express Support for Colectivo Workers Union
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.

Nicholson Elected County Board Chairwoman

Nicholson Elected County Board Chairwoman

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

MKE County: New Board Sworn In at a Parking Lot
MKE County

New Board Sworn In at a Parking Lot

Nicholson and Johnson, Jr. vying for leadership position of County Board Chairperson.

Citizen Action endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive
Press Release

Citizen Action endorses Chris Larson for Milwaukee County Executive

Announces more key endorsements in Milwaukee area spring elections

Neal Plotkin Announces Endorsement of Campaign by Fox Point Trustee Liz Sumner
Press Release

Neal Plotkin Announces Endorsement of Campaign by Fox Point Trustee Liz Sumner

Local business owner, citizen-legislator and committed leader endorses

Liz Sumner Announces Endorsements from Supervisors Jason Haas, Marina Dimitrijevic, and Sheldon Wasserman
Press Release

Liz Sumner Announces Endorsements from Supervisors Jason Haas, Marina Dimitrijevic, and Sheldon Wasserman

Current board members support Sumner to be next board supervisor

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.

Liz Sumner Announces Candidacy for District 1 Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Press Release

Liz Sumner Announces Candidacy for District 1 Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors

Experienced local government official and involved community member committed to making Milwaukee the special place we all know it can be

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Endorse Liz Sumner
Press Release

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Endorse Liz Sumner

The organization represents roughly 26,000 working people from six states in the midwest

Clean Wisconsin Action Fund Endorses Liz Sumner for State Assembly
Press Release

Clean Wisconsin Action Fund Endorses Liz Sumner for State Assembly

CWAF protects Wisconsin's clean water and air and advocates for clean energy

The State of Politics: Democratic Program Recruits Women Candidates
The State of Politics

Democratic Program Recruits Women Candidates

Emerge program’s training give women the confidence to run for office.

Sierra Club Endorses Liz Sumner for State Assembly
Press Release

Sierra Club Endorses Liz Sumner for State Assembly

Liz seen as progressive champion of environmental causes

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.

Liz Sumner Announces Candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly
Press Release

Liz Sumner Announces Candidacy for Wisconsin State Assembly

Current member of Fox Point Village Board running for 23rd Assembly District