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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.

Finance Committee Unanimously Recommends Supervisors Rolland, Taylor, Martinez Amendment Increasing Infrastructure and Parks Funding
MKE County: County Would Raise Tax Levy For Forensic Science Center
MKE County

County Would Raise Tax Levy For Forensic Science Center

County would exceed property tax limits to pay back $107 million in debt for new forensic center and public museum.

Supervisor Burgelis Calls on Landmark Committee to Designate Black Nite Uprising Site
MKE County: Board Approves Coggs Building Funding
MKE County

Board Approves Coggs Building Funding

Supervisors vote to use $32.3 million in ARPA funding for new human services building.

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.'

MKE County: Johnsons Park To Be Renamed
MKE County

Johnsons Park To Be Renamed

Or actually expanded, to include first names of the park's current namesakes.

MKE County: Legal Concerns Raised Over Free Election-Day Transit
MKE County

Legal Concerns Raised Over Free Election-Day Transit

Committee approves free election bus rides, but county attorney says there is risk of legal challenge.

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: 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.

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.

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: Crowley Approves $19 Million For Affordable Housing
MKE County

Crowley Approves $19 Million For Affordable Housing

Signs task force plan using $19 million in federal ARPA funds, mostly for suburban housing.

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.

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.

County Board Unanimously Adopts Resolution Repudiating Discriminatory Covenants
Wasserman Resolution Funding McKinley Beach Repairs Approved by County Board
Finance Committee Unanimously Recommends Wasserman Resolution to Repair McKinley Beach
MKE County: Coggs Building Could Be Razed
MKE County

Coggs Building Could Be Razed

New analysis finds razing and then constructing new building the most feasible redevelopment option.

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
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

Board of Supervisors Approves Paid Parental Leave Policy for County Employees
MKE County: Committee Opposes Minimum Bail Bills
MKE County

Committee Opposes Minimum Bail Bills

Rejects Sup. Longdon’s push to support state legislative bills that increase bail.

MKE County: County Would Hike Property Taxes for Museum
MKE County

County Would Hike Property Taxes for Museum

Financially strapped county would spend up to $63 million over 15 years for new museum.

Army Corps, MMSD Revitalizing Honey Creek

Army Corps, MMSD Revitalizing Honey Creek

6,700 feet of concrete lining will be removed from stream bed.

MKE County: Board Okays New Jail Phone Call Policy
MKE County

Board Okays New Jail Phone Call Policy

Amended resolution slowly lowers cost of phone and video calls for jail and HOC inmates.

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

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

MKE County: Board Debates Free Jail Phone Calls
MKE County

Board Debates Free Jail Phone Calls

Studies show it reduces recidivism. But could cost millions, with complicated practical details.

MKE County: 9 Supervisors Unopposed For 2022
MKE County

9 Supervisors Unopposed For 2022

Deadline is one week away and nearly 70% of districts have just one candidate running.

MKE County: Land Sale Could Finance Parks Repairs
MKE County

Land Sale Could Finance Parks Repairs

Board's finance committee approves using $1 million from sale of County Grounds land.

DA Blames ‘Human Error’ for Waukesha Parade Attack Suspect’s Bail

DA Blames ‘Human Error’ for Waukesha Parade Attack Suspect’s Bail

An overworked ADA set the bail without access to the Waukesha suspect's risk assessment.

MKE County: Board Adopts 2022 Budget of $1.2 Billion
MKE County

Board Adopts 2022 Budget of $1.2 Billion

Rising sales tax revenue plugs budget deficit. Federal ARPA funds largely saved for future investments.

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.

Mandela Barnes Earns Over 100 Endorsements from Wisconsin Elected Officials in Race for U.S. Senate
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Mandela Barnes Earns Over 100 Endorsements from Wisconsin Elected Officials in Race for U.S. Senate

Barnes Has Built an Unparalleled Statewide Coalition to Defeat Ron Johnson

MKE County: Board Adopts New Supervisory Map
MKE County

Board Adopts New Supervisory Map

After jettisoning their independent process, the board adopted a new map during a marathon meeting Friday night.

MKE County: County Board Committee Backs Redistricting Maps
MKE County

County Board Committee Backs Redistricting Maps

After rejecting independent redistricting committee, supervisors pick two maps they like.

MKE County: Board Takes Over Redistricting, Rejects Independent Effort
MKE County

Board Takes Over Redistricting, Rejects Independent Effort

Board rejected third and final map from its Independent Redistricting Committee.

MKE County: Independent Committee Submits Final Map for Supervisor Districts
MKE County

Independent Committee Submits Final Map for Supervisor Districts

But independence of the Independent Redistricting Committee is now in question, as county board could face lawsuits.

MKE County: So Much For An Independent Redistricting Process
MKE County

So Much For An Independent Redistricting Process

County committee rejects its own independent redistricting committee's recommendations.

MKE County: Board Gets Messy With Vaccine Mandate
MKE County

Board Gets Messy With Vaccine Mandate

Board muddies county executive order with procedural issues, duplicative legislation.

Chairwoman Nicholson Proposal Would Create Paid Internships, a First for Board of Supervisors
Supervisors Praise Work of County Housing Division in Preventing Evictions
Eyes on Milwaukee: Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center
Eyes on Milwaukee

Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center

Huge gathering of officials for project lauded as momentous, exciting and historic.

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.

Supervisors Propose Vaccine Incentives and Requirement for all Milwaukee County Employees
Eighteen Milwaukee Local Elected Officials Endorse Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes for U.S. Senate
Anti-Panhandler Law Raises Controversy

Anti-Panhandler Law Raises Controversy

Wauwatosa imposes fines of $25 to $500. Mayor, police department express misgivings.

Supervisor Rolland urges Wauwatosa Common Council to reject ordinance that would worsen homelessness and job insecurity
Press Release

Supervisor Rolland urges Wauwatosa Common Council to reject ordinance that would worsen homelessness and job insecurity

Proposed ordinance to “discourage panhandling” will actually create flashpoints between police and neighbors, and harm their ability to secure housing and jobs in the future

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

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: 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.

Rep. Brostoff Celebrates Passage of Milwaukee County Resolution in Support of   Ending Qualified Immunity for Police
MKE County: Board Approves Mental Health Crisis Team
MKE County

Board Approves Mental Health Crisis Team

Partnering sheriff's deputies and mental health professionals. But some supervisors opposed creating new Sheriff's Deputy positions.

Supervisor Clancy Demands Accountability, Decries Sheriff’s Office Power Grab
Tosa Mayor, Police Union At Odds

Tosa Mayor, Police Union At Odds

City officials at odds with union amid search for new police chief, calls for reforms.

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.

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.

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."

MKE County: Board’s Bike Trails Resolution Fails
MKE County

Board’s Bike Trails Resolution Fails

A proposed ordinance change would have given the board final authority over major trail alterations.

Supervisors Clancy and Rolland Applaud Unanimous Recommendation of Overtime Accountability Ordinance
County Board Adopts Resolution Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalty
Reimagined County Board Health Committee Will Add a New Focus on Strategic Planning
MKE County: Committee OK’s Funding for Emergency Mental Health Center
MKE County

Committee OK’s Funding for Emergency Mental Health Center

New crisis center is an important piece of the county's broader re-shuffling of psychiatric services.

Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans
Judiciary Committee Approves Proposal to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalty
County Board Adopts Resolutions Celebrating Black Icons
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.

Supervisor Rolland calls for focus on creating jobs and driving racial wealth equity
Supervisor Rolland calls for Wauwatosa leaders and neighbors to come back to the table and talk
Supervisor Rolland calls for Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission to meet next week and begin weighing independent investigator’s report
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Supervisor Rolland calls for Wauwatosa’s Police and Fire Commission to meet next week and begin weighing independent investigator’s report

Sup. Rolland: “If there was ever a time for community leaders to act with urgency, this is the time.”

Law Enforcement, Protesters Play Cat-Mouse Game After Mensah Decision

Law Enforcement, Protesters Play Cat-Mouse Game After Mensah Decision

March from Downtown to Mayfair Mall blocked repeatedly by National Guard, Sheriffs, Police.

Sup. Rolland Calls for Tosa to Come Together and Clean Up

Sup. Rolland Calls for Tosa to Come Together and Clean Up

Let’s come together tomorrow (Thursday) morning and clean up the broken glass along North Ave in #Wauwatosa. The @WauwatosaWI curfew ends at 6 am. Let’s start then. Bring a mask, gloves, broom, dust pan and some garbage bags. https://t.co/u3UWxtvX6W pic.twitter.com/k50xsreWI0 — Shawn Rolland (@shawnrolland) October 8, 2020

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

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón Announces Early List of Endorsements
Press Release

Register of Deeds Israel Ramón Announces Early List of Endorsements

Elected officials from across Milwaukee County, state, support Ramón

Diverse Board of Supervisors United in Urgent Appeal for Federal Aid
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.

2020 Spring Election Results

2020 Spring Election Results

Live City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County results for the April 7th Spring Election.

Vote Absentee: Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Candidates
Vote Absentee

Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Candidates

Only three of the 18 races are contested.

Vote Tuesday: County Board Candidates
Vote Tuesday

County Board Candidates

Only three of 18 races are contested.

MTEA Announces Endorsements in Milwaukee Spring Elections