Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Upgraded To A+

Milwaukee’s Credit Rating Upgraded To A+

Big hike from BBB+ will save city millions, but things are still worse than they were in 2022.

City Hall: Sales Tax Helps Fire Department Add Paramedics, Fire Engine
City Hall

Sales Tax Helps Fire Department Add Paramedics, Fire Engine

New ambulance for area near 27th and Capitol, restored fire station at 13th and Layton.

New Study Analyzes Ways City, County Could Share Services, Save Money

New Study Analyzes Ways City, County Could Share Services, Save Money

"Promising possibilities" says Wisconsin Policy Forum report.

New Third-Party Study Suggests How Milwaukee Could Save Millions

New Third-Party Study Suggests How Milwaukee Could Save Millions

But will ideas like selling buildings or changing police overtime rules work?

Murphy’s Law: How David Crowley Led on Sales Tax
Murphy’s Law

How David Crowley Led on Sales Tax

The inside story of how the county exec and mayor helped pass state legislation to save Milwaukee.

MKE County: Supervisors Engage in the Great Sales Tax Debate
MKE County

Supervisors Engage in the Great Sales Tax Debate

See how and why each supervisor voted the way they did for new tax.

MKE County: County Board Approves Sales Tax
MKE County

County Board Approves Sales Tax

County joins city in adopting new sales tax designed to avert fiscal cliff after years of declining state aid.

County Executive David Crowley Celebrates County Board Vote to Secure Fiscal Future and Preserve Critical Services for Most Vulnerable Residents
MKE County: Supervisors Seek to Delay Sales Tax Vote
MKE County

Supervisors Seek to Delay Sales Tax Vote

Clancy has proposal to give supervisors "cover" to support sales tax.

Transportation: Without Sales Tax Hike Paratransit Will Shrink
Transportation

Without Sales Tax Hike Paratransit Will Shrink

Some 700 county residents with disabilities could be left without transportation.

Murphy’s Law: Time for County Board to Guts Up
Murphy’s Law

Time for County Board to Guts Up

If they don’t approve sales tax hike, county will face fiscal disaster and voters will blame them.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones and Vice Chair Taylor Hosting Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Sales Tax Increase
Supervisors Vincent and Logsdon Invite Constituents to Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Sales Tax Increase
Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman Hosting Town Hall Meeting   on Proposed Sales Tax Increase
MKE County: Supervisors Debate Sales Tax Hike
MKE County

Supervisors Debate Sales Tax Hike

Does the board have the 12 votes needed to approve this critical measure?

Key Committees Recommend Adoption of Sales and Use Tax Resolution Authored by Chairwoman Nicholson
MKE County: County Sales Tax Hike Gets First Approval
MKE County

County Sales Tax Hike Gets First Approval

County officials detail future cuts without sales tax plan, as Parks Department is halved and senior centers eliminated.

County Executive Crowley Commends Vote to Secure Milwaukee County’s Financial Future

County Executive Crowley Commends Vote to Secure Milwaukee County’s Financial Future

Committee Members Advanced Revenue Measure Through Joint Committee Meeting

County Supervisors Hosting Washington Park Senior Center Town Hall Meeting on Proposed Sales Tax Increase
City Hall: Mayor Johnson Signs 2% Sales Tax Into Law
City Hall

Mayor Johnson Signs 2% Sales Tax Into Law

"Something huge, something major, something extraordinary," says Johnson of revenue deal, averting fiscal cliff.

Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Announces Next Steps Following Today’s Informational Hearing on Act 12
Statement from Common Council President José G. Pérez
Statement from Mayor Cavalier Johnson on the Sales Tax Action by the Milwaukee Common Council
Common Council Approves 2% Milwaukee Sales Tax

Common Council Approves 2% Milwaukee Sales Tax

But members blast policy provisions state is imposing. Mayor says vote was equal to one to create city in 1846.

MKE County: Crowley Calls Sales Tax Hike A ‘Lifeline’
MKE County

Crowley Calls Sales Tax Hike A ‘Lifeline’

County executive urges adoption to stave off 'catastrophic' wipe out of many county services.

Congresswoman Gwen Moore Announces Support for the Revenue-Raising 2% Sales Tax for the City of Milwaukee
Statement from Comptroller Aycha Sawa in Support of City Sales Tax
City Hall: Council, Mayor At Odds On City Lobbying
City Hall

Council, Mayor At Odds On City Lobbying

Council members feel they were left out of state revenue deal, want more control over city lobbyists.

Data Wonk: How Milwaukee’s Financial Crisis Arose
Data Wonk

How Milwaukee’s Financial Crisis Arose

And how good -- or bad -- is the state's solution?

Joint town hall meeting to discuss sales tax proposal set for July 6