Wisconsin’s funding formula is clearly broken

Wisconsin’s funding formula is clearly broken

Statement of Common Council President Cavalier Johnson

City Hall: Council Overrides Every Barrett Veto
City Hall

Council Overrides Every Barrett Veto

Without debate Common Council overrides mayor, keeps 59 amendments to budget

City Hall: Barrett Issues 8 Budget Vetoes
City Hall

Barrett Issues 8 Budget Vetoes

Vetoes attack borrowing, garbage truck replacement, blight elimination.

This afternoon the City of Milwaukee just got less safe

This afternoon the City of Milwaukee just got less safe

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan November 8, 2019

City Hall: Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget
City Hall

Council Cuts Police, Adopts $1.6 Billion Budget

Council wrestles with huge fiscal challenges due to rising police costs, declining state aid.

City Hall: Proposal Uses Lead Abatement Funds for Marketing
City Hall

Proposal Uses Lead Abatement Funds for Marketing

Ald. Lewis proposes using lateral replacement funds for council's "community outreach."

Transportation: Street Safety Funding Passes Committee
Transportation

Street Safety Funding Passes Committee

DPW would get $1.2 million in new, dedicated funding for complete streets.

Omnibus budget amendment supports birthing moms pilot, violence interrupters, participatory budget initiative and more
Eyes on Milwaukee: Proposal Would Fund Emergency Housing
Eyes on Milwaukee

Proposal Would Fund Emergency Housing

City-owned properties would house displaced families, human trafficking victims. Plus: committee cuts Bublr funding.

City Hall: Proposal Gives Residents a Basic Income
City Hall

Proposal Gives Residents a Basic Income

Lewis, Kovac back "Universal Basic Income" for 50 poorer families of $500 per month.

City Hall: Community Outpouring Over City Budget
City Hall

Community Outpouring Over City Budget

Dozens of residents object to nearly half of budget paying for police.

Mayor Barrett’s 2020 Budget cuts 60 police officers – and that’s the good news

Mayor Barrett’s 2020 Budget cuts 60 police officers – and that’s the good news

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan October 10, 2019

City Hall: State Republican Lawmakers Oppose Barrett’s Budget
City Hall

State Republican Lawmakers Oppose Barrett’s Budget

Seven Republicans take aim at proposal to reduce police staffing, but don't mention sales tax request.

Budget Deliberations Should Focus on Using the People’s Dollars to Improve and Save Lives
The challenges and opportunities of the 2020 city budget

The challenges and opportunities of the 2020 city budget

Statement of Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton September 30, 2019

Disappointing budget increases taxes, relies on sales tax pipe dream

Disappointing budget increases taxes, relies on sales tax pipe dream

Statement of Alderwoman Nikiya Dodd September 24, 2019

Mayor’s budget cuts deep, fall short

Mayor’s budget cuts deep, fall short

Statement of Alderman Tony Zielinski September 24, 2019

City Hall: Mayor’s Budget Cuts Cops and Property Tax Rate
City Hall

Mayor’s Budget Cuts Cops and Property Tax Rate

City squeezed by rising pension costs, declining state aid. Police cuts through retirements proposed.

City Hall: Tax Hike Would Give City $50 Million Per Year
City Hall

Tax Hike Would Give City $50 Million Per Year

Barrett says proposed 1% sales tax hike would fund police, fire, streets, property tax relief.

City Hall: Barrett Kicks Off 2020 Budget Process
City Hall

Barrett Kicks Off 2020 Budget Process

Numbers are daunting. City between a rock and a hard place when it comes to finances.