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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.

MKE County: Board Okays $45 Million for New Museum
MKE County

Board Okays $45 Million for New Museum

With little discussion, a 14-4 vote for $45 million in bonds and likely property tax increase.

MKE County: Will Museum Drop ‘Public’ From Name?
MKE County

Will Museum Drop ‘Public’ From Name?

Attorney says maintaining a 'public museum' is a financial necessity. Museum officials say 'public' in name confuses people.

County Task Force Approves Funding for Public Safety, Behavioral Health

County Task Force Approves Funding for Public Safety, Behavioral Health

Task Force considers funding requests for county's $183 million in federal ARPA funding.

MKE County: Board Will Consider Raise for Sheriff
MKE County

Board Will Consider Raise for Sheriff

Proposed raise, effective at start of next sheriff's term in 2023, may face board opposition.

Murphy’s Law: County Pension Bonds Saved Up To $269 Million
Murphy’s Law

County Pension Bonds Saved Up To $269 Million

Could the city use this financial mechanism to lower costs?

Special Report: County Pension Reforms Have Done Little
Special Report

County Pension Reforms Have Done Little

Officials have often resisted reforms. Main relief has come from state passage of Act 10. Part II of a series.

Special Report: County Pension Plan’s Costs Still Rising
Special Report

County Pension Plan’s Costs Still Rising

Annual costs rose by 163%, may not be paid off until 2040s. First story in a series.

Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force will launch on Aug. 12
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Milwaukee County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Task Force will launch on Aug. 12

Committee will kick off effort to seek community feedback and build recommendations to strategically allocate $183.6 million in federal funding

MKE County: Committee Reviews Mental Health Emergency Center Plan
MKE County

Committee Reviews Mental Health Emergency Center Plan

New facility in central city location partnering county with major health care providers.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Convention Center District Authorizes $420 Million Expansion, Raises Hotel Tax
Eyes on Milwaukee

Convention Center District Authorizes $420 Million Expansion, Raises Hotel Tax

District still aiming for 2023 opening even though bonds can't be sold.

Finance Chair Schmitt Thanks Colleagues, Applauds County Staff for Work on 2020 Budget
Press Release

Finance Chair Schmitt Thanks Colleagues, Applauds County Staff for Work on 2020 Budget

"We had to make tough choices again this year but we should all be proud that we produced a balanced budget while maintaining services."

Transportation: Bus Union’s Budget Claims Disputed
Transportation

Bus Union’s Budget Claims Disputed

Its claim that MCTS has big annual surpluses misrepresents the budget, comptroller says.

Airport Requests $25.5 Million for Upgrade

Airport Requests $25.5 Million for Upgrade

Expanded international terminal could draw more flights, passengers.

MKE County: County “Creating a Hospital” for Its Jails?
MKE County

County “Creating a Hospital” for Its Jails?

Board begins work on costly inmate medical program for county jail, House of Correction.

Wisconsin Center District Announces New Board
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Wisconsin Center District Announces New Board

The board will hold its first meeting on Friday, September 21 at the Wisconsin Center.

Murphy’s Law: Abele Battles Board on Budget
Murphy’s Law

Abele Battles Board on Budget

Once again. Even if it means swapping their old ideological positions.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Goodbye to MCTS Free Ride
Eyes on Milwaukee

Goodbye to MCTS Free Ride

County begins charging for controversial GO Pass program in June.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 7 Election Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

7 Election Winners and Losers

Unions, Hmong community and county infighters were among the winners.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Milwaukee County Fixes GO Pass
Eyes on Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Fixes GO Pass

Fees and new requirements for free ride program with huge cost overruns.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Should County Operate Streetcar?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Should County Operate Streetcar?

Board members push -- belatedly -- for county transit to operate streetcar.

Experts Say County Wheel Tax Needed

Experts Say County Wheel Tax Needed

14% of residents have no car, need transit system the tax would fund.

Murphy’s Law: Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?
Murphy’s Law

Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?

Abele says yes, board members are opposed. Who’s right?

Eyes On Milwaukee: Is Free Pass Bleeding County Transit?
Eyes On Milwaukee

Is Free Pass Bleeding County Transit?

Controversial free GO Pass for seniors and disabled costs millions, awaits new report.

Experts Question Abele’s Expanded Power

Experts Question Abele’s Expanded Power

Land-use experts say it’s unwise to give county exec so much power to sell public land.

Plats And Parcels: 5 Wangard Projects to Watch For in 2016
Plats And Parcels

5 Wangard Projects to Watch For in 2016

A big year for the developer and proof the city's development momentum hasn't slowed.

Apartments, retail development proposed for Park East site
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Apartments, retail development proposed for Park East site

County Executive Cuts Millions from Sheriff’s Department
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County Executive Cuts Millions from Sheriff’s Department

Sheriff David Clarke told the Finance committee that the Executive’s budget “gives me no chance to succeed in terms of balancing the budget.”

Bucks hope to break ground this year on Park East practice facility
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Bucks hope to break ground this year on Park East practice facility

 
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Democrats push for changes on Bucks arena deal

County panel delays Park East land sale to Bucks development group
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County panel delays Park East land sale to Bucks development group

Murphy’s Law: Abele Plan for Bucks Arena Won’t Work
Murphy’s Law

Abele Plan for Bucks Arena Won’t Work

The county has nowhere near $4 million in annual debt for state to collect -- and Abele may lack the power to deliver it.

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

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

"While we want to see our transit system improved, I worry that the GO Pass, which was largely opposed by Milwaukee’s senior community, will eventually cause fares to increase at the expense of all other riders."