Sup. Deanna Alexander
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Over $1 Million Requested to Duplicate Services

The resolution (File 13-746) is aimed at tapping into the County’s contingency fund – which is usually reserved for emergencies – in order to fund a campaign informing the public about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

By - Sep 18th, 2013 01:16 pm

Milwaukee – Just moments before today’s deadline to give the public a 24-hour notice of government meetings, Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic quietly released a resolution directing the County to immediately spend over $1 Million on services the County is already providing.

“For months its been rumored that the Chairwoman had been running around town offering money to outside organizations because she has somehow concluded that we have piles of it to give away.  This morning our concerns were verified when the Finance, Personnel, and Audit Committee amended its agenda for Thursday morning,” said Supervisor Alexander.

The resolution (File 13-746) is aimed at tapping into the County’s contingency fund – which is usually reserved for emergencies – in order to fund a campaign informing the public about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“It seems the Chairwoman wants to fill in the gaps in the Obama Administration’s poor ACA implementation plan.  But the County already has provisions to use existing staff and contracts to meet the public need here, so this legislation is completely unnecessary and careless duplication,” said Supervisor Alexander.

“This legislation only disavows the people of Milwaukee County, who have asked for transparent, streamlined, and common sense government,” she said.

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