Press Releases


6-8-18 Chairman Lipscomb and Supervisor Dimitrijevic Push for a Paid Parental Leave Policy for Milwaukee County

5-15-18 Lipscomb Calls for Returning Farmers Market to Domes

4-24-18 Chairman Lipscomb Announces Committee Assignments | Assignments by Supervisor

4-13-18 Milwaukee County Supervisors to be Sworn In Monday



11-6-17 Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Adopts 2018 Budget

11-2-17 County Board Authorizes Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Makers

11-2-17 Milwaukee County Finance Committee Adopts Balanced Budget

10-30-17 Lipscomb Invites Public to Annual County Budget Hearing 10.30.17

10-24-17 Chairman Lipscomb to Announce Budget Amendment

10-17-17 County Board Considers Lawsuit Against Opioid Drug Makers

10-12-17 County Board Begins Testing Innovative Public Engagement Platform

9-28-17 County Board Set to Begin Public Deliberations on 2018 Budget

9-28-17 County Board Confirms Director of New Office on African American Affairs

9-19-17 Pattern of Poor Judgment Revealed by String of Departures

​8-31-17 Chairman Lipscomb Statement on Resignation of Sheriff Clarke

8-3-17 Supervisors Override Abele Veto of Salary Limits for Appointees

7-27-17 Supervisors Approve Continuation of Free Birth Certificate Program

7-27-17 Supervisors Limit Excessive Pay for Top Political Appointees

6-28-17 Audit Reveals Shocking Administrative Failure

6-5-17 Lipscomb Congratulates Colón on New Role

6-1-17 Court Rules Against Abele Again, Denies Stay

5-25-17 Supervisors Take Action to Block Illegal Raises

4-27-17 County Executive Abele Granted Unlawful Raises

4-20-17 County to Participate in Property Assessed Clean Energy Program

3-23-17 Supervisors to Consider Measure to Prevent Hidden Pension Reports

3-16-17 County Executive Admits His Inability to Manage County Pension System

3-9-17 Pay Increase for Pension Director Came After Errors Revealed 

3-1-17 Abele Administration Blocks Efforts to Understand Impact of Pension Errors

1-26-17 Supervisors Consider Measure to Improve Pension Transparency



12-12-16 Supervisors to Consider External Investigations of In-custody Deaths  |  Resolution

12-8-16 Questions Remain About Failure to Disclose Pension Errors

12-1-16 New $17 Million Pension Administration Error Disclosed

11-14-16 Supervisors Override Abele Veto to Reduce Office Budget

11-11-16 Abele Should Stand with Milwaukee County Residents and Help Shoulder the Burden of our Fiscal Challenges

11-7-16 Lipscomb Hails Supervisors' Adoption of Balanced Budget

11-2-16 Chairman Lipscomb Calls for Referendum on $60 Wheel Tax

10-31-16 County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2017 Milwaukee County Budget Tonight at 6:00 p.m.

10-11-16 Abele’s Budget Math Off by $2.5 Million

10-3-16 Abele’s Scheme to Rezone and Sell Parkland is Undemocratic

9-30-16 Milwaukee County Board Kicks Off Public Meetings on 2017 Recommended Budget

9-26-16 County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. to Open General Assembly of Wisconsin Counties Association Annual Conference

9-22-16 County Board Votes to Confirm Hector Colon as Director of DHHS

8-10-16 Chairman Lipscomb Responds to Administration Proposal to Charge for Lakefront Parking

4-18-16 Supervisor Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. Re-Elected Chairman of the County Board

2-24-16 County Executive AWOL From Public Hearing on Future of the Domes

2-17-16 Chairman Lipscomb: What Happened to Local Decision-Making?

2-10-16 Milwaukee County Board To Hold February 24 Public Hearing On Domes

2-4-16 Chairman Lipscomb: County Board Unanimously Approves Resolution to Protect Parks

2-4-16 Chairman Lipscomb: County Board Unanimously Adopts Alternatives to Allow Placement of Juveniles in Milwaukee County

2-2-16 Chairman Lipscomb: Protect Parks and Parkland That Could Be Sold by County Executive

1-27-16 Chairman Lipscomb: 43 County Park Properties At Risk Because They Lack Local Zoning Protection



12-16-15 Chairman Lipscomb Says John Doe Probe Resolution Unnecessary

12-16-15 Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. Statement on Legislative Proposal To Further the Imbalance of Power in Milwaukee County

12-9-15 Chairman Lipscomb Critical of Senior Meal Site Closures

11-18-15 Chairman Lipscomb: County Board Restores $4 Million of County Executive's Cuts to Public Safety

11-16-15 Chairman Lipscomb Journal Sentinel Op-Ed on 2016 Budget

11-12-15 Chairman Lipscomb on County Executive's Appointment of a Schools Commissioner

11-9-15 Chairman Lipscomb: County Board Passes Responsible Budget

10-30-15 Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Public Hearing Monday, November 2

10-29-15 Finance Committee Wraps Up Before Public Hearing

10-28-15 County Board Finance Committee Approves Compensation Amendments

10-26-15 Finance Committee Restores Funding for Public Safety and Rolls Back Use of Reserves

10-22-15 Lawsuit Filed Against Chris Abele  |  Complaint

10-20-15 Chairman Lipscomb: County Executive Chris Abele "Hiding" From Public

10-14-15 Chairman Lipscomb: County Executive Cuts Millions From Sheriff's Department

10-9-15 County Board to Hold Budget Listening Session at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 at Washington Park Senior Center

10-9-15 Chairman Lipscomb: Abele Raids Reserves in Attempted Budget Bail-Out

10-1-15 Chairman Lipscomb Announces Two Budget Listening Sessions on Oct. 12 and Nov. 2

9-28-15 Chairman Lipscomb Open Letter to Abele

9-22-15 Chairman Lipscomb Commends Abele on UpLift MKE Proposal; Similar to Ready to Work Initiative Created by Lipscomb and Biddle

9-15-15 Chairman Lipscomb: Abele Thumbs Nose at Court; Attempts to Ignore County Policy on Estabrook Dam

9-10-15 Abele Exceeds His Authority; Outside Lawyers Seek to Clarify Limits of His Power

9-9-15 Chairman Lipscomb Statement on Park East Sale

8-24-15 Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. Responds to Five-Year Financial Forecast | 2015 Five Year Forecast

7-30-15 Lipscomb Elected Chairman of Milwaukee County Board

7-30-15 County Board Overrides Parks and Transit Veto, Passes Measure Protecting Taxpayers From Actuaries' Error on Pensions

7-15-15 Chairwoman Dimitrijevic and Sup. Lipscomb: County Surplus Funds Should Be Reinvested

7-6-15 MEDIA ADVISORY: Sups. Lipscomb and Moore Omokunde to Hold 2 p.m. Monday News Conference in Room 201 Courthouse

3-23-15 Sups. Dimitrijevic, Jursik and Lipscomb to Ride New Bus Routes Today; Media Availabilities

3-4-15 Supervisors Announce New Bus Service to Suburban Job Centers

2-17-15 Sup. Lipscomb on Pension Veto Override

2-17-15 Sup. Lipscomb: Critical Projects Move Forward; Dam Included



3-5-14 Supervisors Call for New Transit RFP

2-7-14 Supervisor Lipscomb Praises Passage of 2014 Ready-to-Work Investment



2-15-13 Supervisor Lipscomb Disagrees with LRB- 1340



12-19-12 Board Saves Taxpayers Millions with Lipscomb-Authored Policy

10-15-12 Supervisor Lipscomb Invites Residents to Town Hall Meeting on Budget

9-21-12 Supervisors Lipscomb, Alexander Hail Progress of "Cap the Backdrop"

7-26-12 County Board approves launch of Ready to Work Initiative

2-8-12 Board approves modified prescription drug discount program

2-2-12 Biddle-Lipscomb Ready to Work Initiative moves forward



11-16-11 Biddle-Lipscomb Ready to Work Initiative back on track

11-15-11 Supervisors disappointed in veto of full funding for Ready to Work Initiative

10-31-11 Sup. Lipscomb sworn-in as WCA Board member

10-27-11 Creating an independent, non-elected comptroller for Milwaukee County

10-26-11 Finance & Audit Committee approves "Ready to Work" initiative

10-18-11 Comptroller position would increase bureaucracy, tax burden

10-13-11 Supervisors Biddle, Lipscomb launch "Ready to Work" initiative

9-15-11 Biddle, Lipscomb propose County Economic Development Fund

8-25-11 Supervisors welcome County Executive to budget dance

8-11-11 Sup. Lipscomb invites residents to enjoy concert at Smith Park

6-24-11 Sups visit O'Donnell Park garage; re-opening on track for next week

4-1-11 Supervisor Lipscomb invites residents to Town Hall meeting

2-14-11 Supervisor Lipscomb statement on Greater Milwaukee Committee report



12-2-10 MSOE proposal gets first County Board hearing

11-16-10 Contingency fund crucial to preserving County services in 2011

9-29-10 Patient safety ignored by County Executive

9-22-10 Estabrook Dam repair on track

9-17-10 Premature decisions on future of O'Donnell Park

3-18-10 Increasing local impact of public works projects

2-5-10 New bond authority to improve County's economic picture

2-3-10 County open to partnership on hydro-electric dam

1-12-10 Walker writes a bad check to taxpayers



11-3-09 County Executive claims layoffs were political bluff

10-14-09 County Board seeks State funds for Estabrook Dam

9-24-09 County Executive embraces use of stimulus funds in 2010 County Budget

9-2-09 Volunteers help maintain Estabrook Dam

7-29-09 Stimulus progress report: $67 million to Milwaukee County

4-6-09 Sup. Lipscomb releases "complete list" of Milwaukee County stimulus projects

3-24-09 Sup. Lipscomb urges County Executive to reconsider stimulus funds

2-3-09 Sup. Lipscomb statement on economic support programs



Supervisor Lipscomb to host listening session at Villard Library October 28th

Opportunity for residents to ask questions and learn about issues
facing Milwaukee County.



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