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TMJ4: Making Juneteenth An Official Holiday

Jun-17-2021

There's a push on Capitol Hill to mark Juneteenth Day - a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States - as a federal holiday. A bill that would add Juneteenth as a federal holiday is now heading to President Joe Biden's desk for signature after the House approved the measure Wednesday afternoon by a vote of 415-14.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

FOX 6: Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Reflects On Racial Equity Work

Jun-16-2021

Marcelia Nicholson, chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, is reflecting after a year as the board's head. "Despite the fiscal challenges that we face at Milwaukee County, we’re able to reinvest in community services that people really care about," said Nicholson.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: With Eviction Mmoratorium Ending Soon, Milwaukee County Officials Consider Right To Counsel Initiative

Jun-15-2021

With the expiration of a moratorium on evictions looming, Milwaukee County officials are moving to ensure tenants facing court action have a right to legal counsel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a moratorium on evictions beginning Sept. 4 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as long as tenants signed a declaration ensuring they meet certain criteria.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

CBS 58: Special MCTS Service To Summer Events Canceled This Year Due To Bus Driver Shortage

Jun-14-2021

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announced it is canceling shuttle services for special events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and cultural events at the lakefront because of a shortage in bus drivers.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Shepherd Express: Juneteenth Flag Raised in Atkinson Triangle Park

Jun-14-2021

In a small ceremony on the morning of June 14, local leaders raised the Juneteenth flag at Atkinson Triangle Park (936 W. Atkinson Ave.). Mayor Tom Barrett joined in the ceremony put on by Xmen United LLC, We Are One SEC and the NAACP State Conference.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Changes Are Coming To The Milwaukee County Transit System

Jun-10-2021

Despite a recent vote to cut state transit funding in Milwaukee, the county is working toward improving public transit systems. At a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, city and state officials detailed their plan to create a transit service aimed at connecting residents throughout the county and improving transportation options for residents.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: County On Track for Emissions Goals

Jun-09-2021

In April, the Milwaukee County Board passed legislation that committed the county to becoming carbon neutral, with some added benchmarks to hit along the way. Early work investigating the county’s greenhouse gas emissions shows it may already be ahead of schedule.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Shepherd Express: Our County Parks Are In Trouble

Jun-09-2021

Milwaukee County Parks are on life support. We are six years away from the parks receiving no taxpayer support. County Executive David Crowley predicts that in 2027, every dollar of current revenue will need to be dedicated to services mandated by the State of Wisconsin.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Shepherd Express: Pride In Milwaukee

Jun-08-2021

Attending the June 1 Mayoral Pride Month Proclamation and MCTS Rides with Pride Bus Launch Ceremony I was particularly struck with a sense of Pride not only in the context of Pride Month and the cause it commemorates, but also of Pride in both the city itself and Milwaukee County.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

TMJ4: Milwaukee County Proposal Could Give Residents Facing Eviction Access To Free Legal Counsel

Jun-08-2021

Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Ryan Clancy is looking to put the power back into the people's hands. He's doing so by introducing a new resolution that would provide families facing eviction access to legal counsel, free of charge.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

TMJ4: Milwaukee County Proposing Partnership With Schools To Help Lifeguard Shortage

Jun-07-2021

Lifeguard shortages are impacting summer plans across the country and Milwaukee County is no exception. County Supervisor, and Chairman of the Parks Energy and Environment Committee, Sheldon Wasserman called the situation a crisis and life or death matter.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Milwaukee Independent: Representative Gwen Moore Joins Clean Energy Advocates In Urging Support For Infrastructure Plan

Jun-07-2021

United States Representative Gwen Moore joined clean energy advocates, elected officials, labor organizations, and community members on June 2 to speak about her support of initiatives to increase energy efficiency in schools, clean energy buses, investments in Milwaukee’s BRT bus program, and the American Jobs Plan.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Wisconsin Examiner: Supervisor Clancy Lawsuit Takes On Police Actions During Curfews

Jun-04-2021

More than a year after the George Floyd-inspired protests came to Milwaukee, questions linger over what protesters saw and experienced in the earliest days of the marches, and as the demonstrations and curfews continued into the fall.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy Sues The City And County Over His Arrest At A Protest Over Police Brutality

Jun-04-2021

Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Friday against the city and county alleging law enforcement officers violated his civil rights when he was arrested during a police brutality protest a year ago.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisor Proposes Renaming Lindbergh Park for Lucille Berrien

Jun-04-2021

Milwaukee County Supervisor Priscilla E. Coggs-Jones has sponsored a resolution that would rename Lindbergh Park for local Milwaukee activist, Lucille Berrien. The park is located at the intersection of N. 16th St. and W. Nash St.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: As Wauwatosa Seeks To Address Panhandling, Community Leaders Don't Want Band-Aid Solutions

Jun-03-2021

Mike grew up in Milwaukee near 28th Street and Lincoln Avenue. He's 45 years old. And for the past year, he's been standing on a 2-foot-wide slab of concrete in Wauwatosa asking for change from passing cars. Mike, who didn't want his last name used for this story, is homeless.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Milwaukee Independent: Milwaukee Celebrates Pride Month With Rainbow-Themed Transit Vehicles And LGBTQ+ Public Art

Jun-02-2021

Leaders from Milwaukee County, the City of Milwaukee, and local organizations joined with area residents on June 1 at Cathedral Square Park to kick off Pride Month, and unveil several initiatives that celebrated the LGBTQ+ community and their contributions.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Shepherd Express: We’re Almost There

Jun-02-2021

The past month has seen some major steps forward toward re-opening of our state. The efforts to vaccinate our population over the past four and a half months has been impressive.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: No More County Government Bickering

Jun-02-2021

It’s a new era in Milwaukee County government. For decades, there has been nasty bickering between the county board and county executive, but County Executive David Crowley and Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, are getting along famously.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

CBS 58: Milwaukee Celebrates Pride Month 2021, Unveils Rainbow MCTS Bus And Streetcar

Jun-01-2021

You'll see rainbows on the road in Milwaukee this month. June is Pride Month and Tuesday, June 1, supporters kicked it off by showing off a rainbow-accented streetcar and a rainbow-colored Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Milwaukee NNS: Is Weed Legal Now? Here Are 9 Things You Should Know About Marijuana Law Enforcement In Milwaukee

Jun-01-2021

In late March, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors reduced the fine for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession of 25 grams or less to $1. Leaders have also pushed for similar legislation in the City of Milwaukee.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Bay View Compass: Funding Human Needs Works

Jun-01-2021

The most recent numbers are in from the Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services Housing Division, and they are stunning. Putting CARES Act funding into the hands of people who need it the most has prevented a staggering 5,480 evictions!

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Bay View Compass: District 14 Update

Jun-01-2021

I bring you more good news from the partnership of Milwaukee County and the South 27th Street Business District, and a preview of Milwaukee County Parks in the summer.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Milwaukee Magazine: Could Technology Turn the Dangerous Tide at McKinley Beach?

May-27-2021

Two key Milwaukee County officials say they will ask the Parks Department to look into potentially life-saving technology for McKinley Beach, where suddenly shifting currents were linked to four deaths last year.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Milwaukee Independent: Funding Of Memorial Bench At Red Arrow Park For Dontre Hamilton Gets Milwaukee County Approval

May-26-2021

The County Board of Supervisors adopted [17-1] on May 20, a proposal by Supervisor Sequanna Taylor allocating $3,000 to fund a memorial bench and plaque in Red Arrow Park to honor the life of Dontre Hamilton and lift up the importance of mental health care.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

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