As part of a significant compromise, County Executive Abele approved the majority of the Board’s 59 amendments and, through the veto process, he is proposing compromises that will improve services and lower property taxes.
A Milwaukee County employee has been named the “2014 Advocate of the Year” by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
County Executive Abele’s 2015 Recommended Budget fixes a $32 million structural deficit, lowers debt, improves services like transit, mental health, parks, highways and public safety and does it all without raising taxes.
If Supervisors sustain the veto they will help save $28 million dollars over five years and help ensure the viability of a program that provides help to frail, elderly and disabled residents across eight counties.
Supervisors, I am writing you today hoping we can reach a compromise on the transit situation.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is issuing vetoes to the 2014 Budget that will lower property taxes $1.6 million while adding $2 million to the Debt Service Reserve, the County’s rainy day fund.
I am grateful for the hard work the Governor and all of you have and will put into this process. However, there are some provisions of the proposed budget that I want to encourage you to rethink.
Restoration of funding cuts and maintaining transit system funding from the Transportation Fund are critical to maintaining dependable service for the workers, employers and students in Milwaukee County.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele welcomes the new Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. The new board will be sworn in Monday, April 16, 2012.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the following statement Monday afternoon on the new County Board Chair.
Thank you Hector and Bishop McClelland for your kind words and important reflections and thank you Chief Judge Jeffery Kremers for administering the Oath of Office and for your thoughtful leadership in the Courts.
County Executive Abele released this statement today in response to the shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek.
Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Graham, and members of the Subcommittee.
When I decided to run for office two years ago, I did so because I knew we had to do better in Milwaukee County government. I know that if we are afraid to make big changes then Milwaukee County will not be around for our children and certainly not for generations after.
The Board's plan puts Milwaukee County on a less sustainable path and unnecessarily spends tax dollars. However, in the interest of moving forward, I am returning it unsigned and will take this opportunity to reiterate my concerns.
The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is negotiating with MV Transportation, Inc. to take over the management of the Milwaukee County transit system. The following questions and answers clarify the way forward as we move towards this management change.
Milwaukee County is taking a proactive approach to help people understand
and enroll in health plans as the Affordable Healthcare Care Act (ACA) is
rolled out October 1st.
My 2014 Proposed Budget does not include a tax increase and continues to lower the County’s massive long term debt, features more than ten million dollars in new and repurposed public safety funding.