From our friend at the County Grounds Coalition:
There is no telling how many veterans’ graves will be disturbed by the Froedtert expansion or by the wholesale destruction of the county grounds across the street. The question is if any of the self-serving politicians who feign compassion [...]
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. [...]
During his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive, Scott Walker went about systematically ruining the transit system. Even though all reports on the transit system pointed out that system would eventually fail if it did not have a dedicated funding source, Walker openly and actively opposed any such measure. Instead, he repeatedly did the worst things [...]
From the office of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele:
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will offer the public and media a preview of his 2013 Budget Proposal at Moody Park at noon on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012. County Executive Abele will formally present his budget to the County Board the following day.
Abele’s $1.3 billion budget [...]
Dan Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that the pay out for the furloughs then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker illegally imposed on County workers in 2010 has come to $4.5 million. That number includes $829,999 from the interest which was ordered by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Board.
Bice also reports that the [...]
On June 24, 2010, tragedy struck Milwaukee County.
As people were streaming in to enjoy the first days of Summerfest, a 27,000 concrete facade fell off the O’Donnell Park parking garage and struck three people, killing fifteen year old Jared Kellner and injuring two others.
Kellner’s parents have since filed a lawsuit which has been [...]
When he was reelected as Milwaukee County Executive, Chris Abele said that he was looking forward to working with new County Board and the new Chairwoman, Marina Dimitrijevic.
Apparently he means “working with” the same way Scott Walker did.
Abele hired Cedarburg resident Brian Taffora to be his Economic Development Director. Per county rules, Taffora [...]
A few weeks ago, Milwaukee County First alerted the public to the sad waste
The Monarch Trail has been used as an educational tool for children in Milwaukee County for years.
that could be in store for two of Milwaukee County’s finest and most understated treasures, the Monarch Trail and the Eschweiler Buildings which [...]
In the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa, there is an area that is commonly referred to as the “county grounds.”
It is a vast area of land, parts of which is leased to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital (which was once the county-owned Doyne’s Hospital until sold off decades ago). The county grounds also [...]
In 2009, then County Executive Scott Walker illegally ordered county employees to take furlough days, with some being forced to take as many as 26 days of furlough. Along with the fact that there was no deficit as Walker claimed, his orders exceeded his authority and were in violation of a previous arbitration ruling.