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Voces Protests GOP Cutting ID’s for Immigrants from Budget

Voces Protests GOP Cutting ID’s for Immigrants from Budget

The group and other activists also protested the elimination of tuition aid for immigrant students.

Sunday’s Caravan and County Board Call for Normal Relations with Cuba
MKE County: Nicholson Boots Weishan Off Committee
MKE County

Nicholson Boots Weishan Off Committee

Board's leader takes away both his transportation chair position and committee membership. "It's unheard of."

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.

Meet the District 5 School Board Candidates

Meet the District 5 School Board Candidates

Alex Brower and Jilly Gokalgandhi compete to replace outgoing school board director Larry Miller.

MKE County: Board Changes Pot Possession Fine to $1
MKE County

Board Changes Pot Possession Fine to $1

Under state law county can't fully decriminalize.

Supervisor Martin Statement on Hosting Gun Shows at Milwaukee County Sports Complex
County Board Adopts Resolution Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalty
Supervisors Denounce Violence and Discrimination Against Asian Americans
Expanded Vaccine Eligibility for Hard-Hit Zip Codes in District 12
Parks Committee Approves Proposal to Allow Gun Shows at Milwaukee County Sports Complex
MKE County: Committee Okays $1 Fine For Pot Possession
MKE County

Committee Okays $1 Fine For Pot Possession

Under state law county can't fully decriminalize. Full board next considers proposal.

Judiciary Committee Approves Proposal to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalty
Many South Side Seniors Now Eligible for Vaccination at Kosciuszko Community Center
County Board Adopts Resolutions Celebrating Black Icons
Chairwoman Nicholson Supports County and State Efforts to End Marijuana Prohibition
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.

Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.
MKE County: Crowley Calls Special Election for Supervisor
MKE County

Crowley Calls Special Election for Supervisor

Board seat open with Sup. Supreme Moore Omokunde's election to State Assembly.

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.

Vote Tuesday: Your Guide to Down Ballot Races
Vote Tuesday

Your Guide to Down Ballot Races

Trump versus Biden isn't the only ballot item. Here's information on 13 other races across the county

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Extends Condolences to Family and Friends of Teresa and Luis Contreras
Nine Election Takeaways

Nine Election Takeaways

Big turnout, delayed votes, new faces in the Assembly and the Constitution Party.

Vote August 11th: Candidate List and Election Guide
Vote August 11th

Candidate List and Election Guide

Long list of candidates, but ballots will be short for most Milwaukeeans.

WEAC Press Release of recommended candidate in AD8
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

MKE County: Committee Supports Ride Share Tax
MKE County

Committee Supports Ride Share Tax

Wants Legislature's okay to levy user fee for companies like Uber and Lyft. Similar tax raises $25 million per year in Seattle.

County Board Passes Resolution Allowing ‘Credible Messengers’ to Work with Youth
Marcelia Nicholson Elected Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Nicholson Elected County Board Chairwoman

Nicholson Elected County Board Chairwoman

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

Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, announces candidacy to be next 8th District State Assembly Representative
Transportation: County Supervisors Push Free Bus Rides
Transportation

County Supervisors Push Free Bus Rides

Passengers could use side door, away from bus drivers, to protect them from getting virus.

City Hall: Ballots Won’t Have Duplicate Gerrymandering Questions
City Hall

Ballots Won’t Have Duplicate Gerrymandering Questions

City rescinds its referendum question after Milwaukee County passed a similar measure.

MTEA Announces Endorsements in Milwaukee Spring Elections
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

Transportation: Delivery Tax Isn’t Legal, Says City Attorney
Transportation

Delivery Tax Isn’t Legal, Says City Attorney

But Lena Taylor disagrees. Is 60 cent fee on food deliveries a tax or a fee?

Transportation: Delivery Tax Could Help Fix Potholes
Transportation

Delivery Tax Could Help Fix Potholes

Ald. Dodd's proposal imposes 60 cent fee on third-party deliveries like Uber Eats.

Mayor Bloomberg Comes to Town

Mayor Bloomberg Comes to Town

Presidential candidate opens campaign office in Milwaukee and tours Public Market.

MKE County: Hemp Proposal Passed By Committee
MKE County

Hemp Proposal Passed By Committee

4-1 vote okays plan for high-end hemp operation in Mitchell Park greenhouse. Next comes full board.

MKE County: Board Adds Domes Funding to Budget
MKE County

Board Adds Domes Funding to Budget

Abele's budget had no funding. Board members embrace consultant's $60 million domes plan

Lipscomb Proposes Funds for Domes Preservation
Press Release

Lipscomb Proposes Funds for Domes Preservation

"It is important that we continue to make real progress at the Domes in 2020."

MKE County: Hemp Could Make Money for County
MKE County

Hemp Could Make Money for County

New report says Mitchell Park greenhouses could grow valuable hemp clones.

MKE County: Domes Task Force Recommends $66 Million Plan
MKE County

Domes Task Force Recommends $66 Million Plan

Plan to radically alter the domes and Mitchell Park demands fast decision making.

Milwaukee County Announces Upcoming Budget Public Engagement Sessions
Press Release

Milwaukee County Announces Upcoming Budget Public Engagement Sessions

Four sessions in partnership with Milwaukee County Supervisors provide forum for residents to share priorities and weigh in on new revenue options

MKE County: Sup. Alexander Wants More Public Input
MKE County

Sup. Alexander Wants More Public Input

County board, less than excited, votes to have the ordinance undergo a review.

City Hall: Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election
City Hall

Five Takeaways from Yesterday’s Election

The race for Terry Witkowski's seat had surprises -- and key lessons.

MKE County: The County’s Queen of Hemp
MKE County

The County’s Queen of Hemp

Why Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez is pushing so hard for county to grow hemp.

County Board Votes Unanimously to Condemn We Energies’ Mercury Variance
Press Release

County Board Votes Unanimously to Condemn We Energies’ Mercury Variance

“We Energies should be moving towards 100% renewables. This is 2019, not 1919.”

Senator Taylor Acknowledges Clean Communities Week
Press Release

Senator Taylor Acknowledges Clean Communities Week

Senator Taylor looks forward to the week’s remaining events including Thursday’s Hemp Small Business and Financing Session with State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski.

MKE County: Could The County Clone Hemp Plants?
MKE County

Could The County Clone Hemp Plants?

Report on county growing hemp is not positive. But expert says the study all wrong.

4 Questions and Answers on The Domes

4 Questions and Answers on The Domes

What's going to happen? That could be the toughest question of all.

Board of Supervisors Endorses Expanded Access to Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
Press Release

Board of Supervisors Endorses Expanded Access to Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

"Expanding access to driver's licenses will make the roads safer for everyone."

MKE County: Rumors of Domes’ Demise Exaggerated
MKE County

Rumors of Domes’ Demise Exaggerated

Despite report recommending their death, county board members want to save domes.

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Committed to Repairing Mitchell Park Domes
Press Release

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez Committed to Repairing Mitchell Park Domes

"To be clear: It is not Milwaukee County's policy to demolish the Domes, nor is that my position."

County Looks to Grow Hemp at the Domes

County Looks to Grow Hemp at the Domes

Proceeds could be used for Domes' aging infrastructure.

County Board Resists Review of Homelessness Funding
Press Release

County Board Resists Review of Homelessness Funding

Resolution to House County’s Remaining Homeless Not Scheduled

MKE County: Should County Go Into Hemp Business?
MKE County

Should County Go Into Hemp Business?

Facing huge budget problems, supervisors push for county to grow and sell hemp.

County Panel Nixes Bus Fare Crackdown

County Panel Nixes Bus Fare Crackdown

Sebring wants enforcement against those who don’t pay fare. Committee defeats it on 3-2 vote.

Union Serve Notice on SSP America

Union Serve Notice on SSP America

Workers at company that serves airport demand a union, give company till Monday to officially respond.

Labor Battle Looms at Airport

Labor Battle Looms at Airport

Service and hospitality workers for SSP America demand union vote, may call for picketing or a strike.

The Federal Government Should Never Separate Families
Press Release

The Federal Government Should Never Separate Families

"Separating families is cruel and is completely contradictory to our American values."

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez to Join UMOS Advisory Committee
Press Release

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez to Join UMOS Advisory Committee

Supervisor Ortiz-Velez will be sworn in on Saturday, June 9 at 9:30 AM at the UMOS offices, 2701 S. Chase Ave.

Battle Over The Winter Farmers Market

Battle Over The Winter Farmers Market

Weddings at Domes far more lucrative, Parks leader says, but board backs farmers market.

House Confidential: Travails Of An 1870 Walker’s Point Home
House Confidential

Travails Of An 1870 Walker’s Point Home

Lovely Italianate mansion featured on Spaces & Traces tour. But its restoration was oh-so-hard.

MKE County: Committee Okays Referendum on Legalizing Pot
MKE County

Committee Okays Referendum on Legalizing Pot

Unanimous vote in favor of November referendum asking to legalize and tax marijuana.

Chairman Lipscomb Announces Committee Assignments
Press Release

Chairman Lipscomb Announces Committee Assignments

Standing committees typically meet every month, prior to the County Board meeting.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez Endorses Matt Flynn for Governor
Press Release

Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez Endorses Matt Flynn for Governor

"I want to thank Supervisor Ortiz-Velez for her endorsement."

7 Election Takeaways

7 Election Takeaways

What did we learn as the blue wave washed over Wisconsin?

Vote Today; Key Races Will Be Decided

Vote Today; Key Races Will Be Decided

A breakdown of everything on Milwaukee ballots.

Leadership MKE announces support for 14 candidates running for local office
Press Release

Leadership MKE announces support for 14 candidates running for local office

Leadership MKE supported candidates have already scored significant primary victories.

Vote for Supreme Court, County Board Tuesday

Vote for Supreme Court, County Board Tuesday

One county board race and a hotly contested race for state's highest court.

Airborne Asbestos Plagues South Side?

Airborne Asbestos Plagues South Side?

A KK river restoration project may be causing asbestos and lead contamination while tearing down homes too near the river.

Concerned citizen brings health and safety issue to light
Press Release

Concerned citizen brings health and safety issue to light

I am very concerned about safety and health violations that have been brought to light related to the ongoing Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) demolition project of certain properties along the Kinnickinnic River.