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Lipscomb Calls for Fair Deal With Madison to Solve Fiscal Challenges

Oct-01-2018

County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., is calling for a “Fair Deal” with the State of Wisconsin that addresses a growing imbalance in the tax revenue sent to Madison by Milwaukee County and what the county receives back in state support for mandated services.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors

BHD to Contract With For-profit Company for Hospital Care

Sep-27-2018

In early 2021, for the first time in more than 100 years, Milwaukee County will no longer operate a hospital to provide care to people with severe mental illness.

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Department
  • Health & Human Services

County Supervisors Meet With Barrett to Discuss The Couture

Sep-19-2018

Rick Barrett, the founder and chief executive officer of Barrett Lo Visionary Development, met with two members of the Milwaukee County Board last week following concerns they raised about how long The Couture project planned for downtown Milwaukee’s lakefront is taking to get going.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors

South Milwaukee Unveils Newest MCTS Bus Shelter Artwork

Sep-07-2018

The Milwaukee County Transit System is bringing some artwork to bus shelters. The last bus shelter art project of the year was unveiled on Thursday, Sept. 6. The piece is titled “Rooted in Nature” and is on display at the bus stop at 10th and Milwaukee Avenue in South Milwaukee.

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Department
  • Transportation

Understanding Milwaukee’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Sep-05-2018

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Department
  • Health & Human Services

Eaton's $120,000 Zoo Donation Will Help Fund New Elephant Bedrooms

Sep-05-2018

Eaton power management company has donated $120,000 to the Milwaukee County Zoo's Window to the Wild capital campaign, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee announced.

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Department
  • Zoo

Milwaukee County Retirees Could Lose Cost-of-Living Increases as Unfunded Pension Liability Grows

Aug-30-2018

A Milwaukee County pension reform task force has recommended the possible elimination of 2% annual cost-of-living increases now added to thousands of retirees' pension payments at a cost of up to $20 million a year.

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Department
  • Careers (HR)

Supervisor Dan Sebring Proposes Ordinance to Curb Bus Fare Evasion

Aug-29-2018

Milwaukee County Supervisor Dan Sebring, Vice Chairman of the Transportation, Public Works, and Transit Committee, has proposed a change to Milwaukee County’s Code of General Ordinances to establish a policy regarding fare evasion on county buses.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Transportation

Milwaukee's Free Birth Certificate Program Expands

Aug-24-2018

Milwaukee County leaders on Thursday, Aug. 23 signed a resolution that expands the county's "free birth certificates" program. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theo Lipscomb, in signing the resolution, announced the final authorization for the register of deeds to distribute 500 more birth records for voting, and 250 more birth records for jobs through this program.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
  • County Clerk
  • County Executive

Potawatomi Tops Off New Hotel Tower

Aug-17-2018

The casino drew praise for its longstanding commitment to hiring a diverse workforce. “One of the best minority-hiring companies in the state is Potawatomi,” said County Executive Chris Abele.

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Department
  • County Executive

Milwaukee County Bus Driver Finds Lost 2-Year-Old Girl, Helps Reunite Her With Mom

Aug-16-2018

For the eighth time in less than two years, a Milwaukee County bus driver has helped get a lost child home safely. Diana Serrano was driving on Lapham Boulevard near I-43 on the morning of Aug. 4 when she spotted a girl running down the street wearing only a T-shirt and underwear.

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Department
  • Transportation

Local Girl Scouts Donate More Than $20,000 to Milwaukee Co. Zoo

Aug-13-2018

The Girl Scouts presented a $20,035 check to zoo officials in honor of World Elephant Day.

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Department
  • Zoo

Purple Heart Recipients Recognized in Ceremony at War Memorial Center

Aug-08-2018

Milwaukee's Purple Heart recipients were recognized for their sacrifice on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The ceremony took place Tuesday afternoon at Milwaukee's War Memorial Center.

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Department
  • Veterans' Services

Most Travelers Through General Mitchell Since 2012

Aug-07-2018

Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport is on pace for its largest yearly number of travelers in six years. The airport’s latest travel data shows more than 3.5 million passengers through the first six months of the year, up 3 percent from the same period in 2017 and the highest total since 2012.

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Department
  • Airport

County Board Pushes for Talks on Foxconn Bus Service

Jul-12-2018

A proposal from Milwaukee County board chairman Theo Lipscomb Sr. to create a dedicated bus route from Milwaukee and Racine to Foxconn Technology Group’s planned LCD manufacturing campus took a step forward Wednesday but it remains unclear what shape such a service would eventually take.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors

Why Milwaukee Is the Midwest’s Coolest (and Most Underrated) City

Jul-12-2018

Amidst the steep bluffs of southeastern Wisconsin, in a shallow valley where three rivers join before flowing into Lake Michigan, lies an unexpected gem.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
  • County Executive

New Donation Boxes at Airport Hope to Curb Homelessness in Milwaukee County

Jul-11-2018

Travelers using General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee can take the spare change out of their pockets and put it to work fighting homelessness, thanks to four new donation boxes, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Tuesday, July 10.

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Department
  • Airport

25 New Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputies Celebrate Graduation

Jul-10-2018

It was a big night Monday, July 9 for the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, as 25 new deputies graduated. Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt led the swearing-in ceremony at the Peck Welcome Center at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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Department
  • Sheriff

Keepers at Milwaukee County Zoo Worked 24/7 to Care for Baby Gorilla After Its Parents Died

Jun-29-2018

Dawn Kruger waited until the infant was asleep and then inched closer so that when the baby woke up, Kruger was there. “I decided to be the first one in there with her,” Kruger said. “…And she needed that touch.” The infant was Zahra, the Milwaukee County Zoo's 9-month-old western lowlands gorilla. Her mother had died the day before; her father, two weeks earlier.

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Department
  • Zoo

Public hearing draws support for preserving the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee

Jun-27-2018

The Mitchell Park Domes should be preserved as they are, said the majority of 20 Milwaukee County residents speaking at a public hearing Tuesday evening inside the landmark horticultural conservatory overlooking the Menomonee Valley.

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Department
  • Parks

Milwaukee County Sheriff's SWAT Negotiators Talk Man off Bridge

Jun-26-2018

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Swat Negotiators were able to talk a man out of jumping off a bridge on Monday morning. Deputies were dispatched to the State Street Bridge over northbound I-43 between 10th and 11th streets around 10:20 a.m. for a report of a man who was going to jump.

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Department
  • Sheriff

Welcome Gordy! Milwaukee County Zoo Officials Share Adorable Video of New Baby Groundhog

Jun-25-2018

He loves to eat broccoli, and his favorite toy is a plush dog bone.

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Department
  • Zoo

Milwaukee County Wins Gold for Excellence in Heart Attack Response

Jun-18-2018

Speed and accuracy are necessary and sometimes life-saving in emergency medical situations. Now, Milwaukee County EMS crews are taking the lead when it comes to responding to heart attacks, offering life-saving results with the click of a button.

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Department
  • Office of Emergency Management

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