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CBS 58: Milwaukee County Clerk Responds To Election Investigator's Threat Of Subpoenas

Sep-20-2021

The lead investigator hired by Republican lawmakers to investigate the 2020 presidential election had a strong message to clerks in a video message, that he's willing to issue subpoenas if they don't corporate with his review.

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Department
  • County Clerk
Year
  • 2021

Up North News: Email Sent By Gableman To Election Clerks Raises Alarm

Sep-15-2021

The first official action taken by former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman in his investigation of the 2020 election did little to quiet concerns that the Republican-ordered inquiry is a partisan, disorganized, and unprofessional effort.

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Department
  • County Clerk
Year
  • 2021

TMJ4: City Of Oshkosh Reduces Fine For Cannabis Possession To $75

Sep-15-2021

The Oshkosh Common Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that lowers the fine for first-offense cannabis possession from $200 to $75, plus court fees.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Saga Of The Domes Continues

Sep-15-2021

So much has happened since the last time county policy makers formally paid attention to the aging Mitchell Park Domes. Since 2019, the leadership on both the Milwaukee County Board and in the county executive’s office has changed; and the county, like the rest of the world, was plunged into the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's Eventual Departure Opens Door To Generational Change

Sep-13-2021

As Mayor Tom Barrett looks toward his likely new ambassadorship in Luxembourg, Milwaukeeans are contemplating the future of the city without the long-serving mayor at the helm.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Proposal Limits Cost of Jail Visits, Food

Sep-07-2021

Milwaukee County Supervisor Ryan Clancy has sponsored two pieces of legislation intended to make it easier and less expensive for inmates at the Milwaukee County Jail and the House of Correction (HOC) to speak with family members or eat decent food.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: 33% Of Corrections Officer Positions Are Unfilled In Milwaukee County

Sep-03-2021

A competitive job market has led to an exodus of correctional officers in Milwaukee County, forcing its detention centers to operate with only 67% of positions filled. According to Supervisor Russell Goodwin, the county is down 86 officers, forcing staff members to work more overtime hours and, consequently, take sick leave in order to receive a break.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

WPR: Milwaukee County To Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Employees

Sep-03-2021

Milwaukee County will become the next Wisconsin employer to require COVID-19 vaccines for its employees. County Executive David Crowley issued an administrative order to all non-union represented county staff that they must be vaccinated by Oct. 1, or they could be denied promotions and over time opportunities.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Vaccine Mandate Announced for County Employees

Sep-03-2021

Milwaukee County leaders announced a vaccine requirement Friday for most county employees that will take effect in October. County Executive David Crowley said the new requirement would protect employees and residents that access county services, supporting the county’s stated goal to become the healthiest county in Wisconsin.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

WPR: Brown, Milwaukee County Officials Reject GOP Elections Subpoenas

Sep-03-2021

Milwaukee and Brown counties have rejected subpoenas issued by a Republican lawmaker seeking ballots, voting machines and other material related to the 2020 presidential election, saying they’re not valid.

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Department
  • County Clerk
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Milwaukee, Brown County Clerks Refuse To Turn Over Ballots, Voting Machines To GOP Lawmaker, But Issue Could Escalate

Sep-03-2021

The top election officials in Milwaukee and Brown counties refused Friday to turn over ballots, voting machines and other material to a Republican state lawmaker because subpoenas she issued last month have been deemed invalid by nonpartisan legislative attorneys.

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Department
  • County Clerk
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Electrical Fires' Impact On Black Milwaukee Renters Prompts Action By Evers And Other Officials

Sep-02-2021

Calling the situation horrific and inexcusable, city, county and state leaders said this week they are committed to doing what it takes to improve conditions that leave Black renters in Milwaukee far more vulnerable to electrical fires than anybody else in the city.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: 2020 Census Numbers Are In And Redistricting Is Getting Started. Here's What You Need To Know.

Sep-02-2021

Now that the U.S. Census Bureau has released population figures from the 2020 Census, the redrawing of congressional, state legislative and local electoral district maps begins — a process known as redistricting.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

WPR: Milwaukee County Election Officials Poised To Reject GOP Investigation Subpoena

Sep-02-2021

Milwaukee County’s top election official said Thursday the county will take action this week on an election investigation subpoena issued by a Republican state lawmaker that calls for the release of ballots and voting machines to a legislative committee.

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Department
  • County Clerk
Year
  • 2021

Bay View Compass: Profiting From Punishment

Sep-01-2021

If I want to pay for that same package of ramen for someone incarcerated in the Milwaukee County Jail or House of Corrections (HOC), though, it’ll cost me over a dollar. And if I want a video call with a loved one, relative or friend in either facility, it’ll cost me a minimum of $12 for even a few minutes.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Bay View Compass: Independent Redistricting Committee

Sep-01-2021

Each decade, after the U.S. Census is completed, the maps for political representation are drawn anew at local, state, and federal levels. Ideally, the maps will bear some geographic continuity between neighborhoods and municipalities and include a broad swath of the population.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Leaders Celebrate New Mental Health Center

Aug-31-2021

It is estimated that one in five people will experience a mental health crisis at some point in their life. “Often one of the largest barriers to receiving support is knowing where to go,” said County Executive David Crowley at a well-attended ceremony Tuesday morning celebrating the new mental health facility being built at 1525 N. 12th. just outside of Downtown.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

CBS 58: Milwaukee County Supervisor Calls On FPC To Suspend Police Chief Search

Aug-25-2021

Milwaukee County Supervisor Russell Goodwin wants Milwaukee's Fire and Police Commission to permanently suspend its search for a new police chief. The FPC appointed Jeffrey Norman as acting chief back in December.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Milwaukee Magazine: Who’s In Charge Of Milwaukee If Barrett Becomes Ambassador To Luxembourg?

Aug-25-2021

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s expected departure to Luxembourg could temporarily hand the city’s top job to a millennial and set off a free-for-all in the special election that would follow – that is, depending on the speed of the U.S. Senate.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Nominated To Be Ambassador To Luxembourg By President Biden

Aug-25-2021

The White House announced Wednesday that President Joe Biden will nominate Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to serve as ambassador to Luxembourg. If approved by the U.S. Senate, it would be a capstone to more than three decades of public service, dating back to 1984 when he was first elected to the state Assembly.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisor Pushes Vaccine Mandate

Aug-25-2021

A Milwaukee County Supervisor is pushing a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all Milwaukee county employees. Sup. Ryan Clancy has sponsored a resolution that calls on the County Executive to establish a policy that requires all county employees to show proof of vaccination.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Barrett Imposes Vaccine Mandate For City Workers

Aug-24-2021

City of Milwaukee employees will soon need to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The policy goes into effect September 1 and gives city employees until October 29 to produce proof of vaccination. City workers that do not comply could be suspended for up to 30 days initially and face termination for continued noncompliance.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: City Of Milwaukee To Implement Vaccine Mandate For City Employees

Aug-24-2021

City of Milwaukee employees will be required to be vaccinated or face consequences up to termination, Mayor Tom Barrett said Tuesday. The announcement comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Wisconsin Examiner: Are Anti-Panhandler Laws Worth It?

Aug-17-2021

It’s a common experience to pass by someone standing at the median of a busy intersection holding a sign with some variation on the message “anything helps,” a handful of personal belongings lying on the ground nearby.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Create Independent Redistricting Committee

Aug-16-2021

Milwaukee County’s first-ever, independent redistricting committee — not done by the county supervisors — is beginning its work under less-than-ideal circumstances. The census data required for drawing new legislative maps recently arrived from the federal government, which was several months late. Typically, redistricting would already be well underway.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

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