In the past year or two, it’s been the term used to describe the practice of a public employee who had retired coming back to their old job as a temporary and/or contract worker.
No one likes the practice.
Conservatives hate it because they consider it to be a waste of taxpayer dollars. [...]
With the Milwaukee County Board ready to meet for Budget Adoption Day on Monday, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has shown signs of desperation for his old budget which was nothing more
than a grand illusion met to deceive the taxpayers and the citizens of Milwaukee County.
He’s taking all the refuge he can [...]
When the medical examiner revised his ruling regarding the death of Derek Williams, the young man who was allowed to die in the back of a Milwaukee Police squad, from natural causes to homicide, the Milwaukee County Board sprung to action, holding meetings with the medical examiner and with the district attorney. This was followed [...]
On September 27, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele presented his proposed budget for 2013. In his address to the County Board, he painted a glorious picture of the budget, from fixing long-neglected parks to halting the descent of the transit system to actually recognizing and rewarding county employees. He’s promising that his budget will do [...]
We had reported last week that the Milwaukee County Board had changed their venue for the annual county budget public hearing. At the time we lamented the decision to ostracize many of the county’s citizens and questioned the wisdom in the change. We feel that the new setting at the Marcus Center is not as [...]
From the County Board:
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is proud to host the Annual Budget Public Hearing on Monday, October 29th in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water Street in Milwaukee. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
In June, the Milwaukee County Board passed a resolution to put the Move to Amend referendum on the November ballot with a 14-4 margin.
Last week, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele vetoed the referendum which would allow the people to tell Congress that corporations are not people, snidely comparing the people’s voice to a “Facebook [...]
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has not had smooth sailing for the past year.
He started to hit rough waters last year when he made the bold decision to impose severe budget cuts to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office. At the time, Abele was able to justify his decision to do so, [...]
Last week, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele started off yet another firefight with the Milwaukee County Board when he publicly endorsed a plan to raze the Transit Center, sell the land and put in a large, and frankly speaking, ugly, 44-story monstrosity right on the lakefront.
The firefight came from the fact that Abele neglected [...]
Milwaukee County released the agenda for the May 10 meeting of the Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee.
Something to take note of is item #9:
From the Office of the Sheriff, requesting that the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors provide outside legal counsel, at County expense, to represent the Office of the Sheriff in [...]