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JS Online: Frederick Law Olmsted Created Four Emerald Gems in Milwaukee. It's Up To Us To Protect Them.

Dec-20-2022

What do New York’s Central Park and Boston’s Emerald Necklace have in common? First of all, these great parks are the work of Frederick Law Olmsted, visionary social reformer and founder of American landscape architecture.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Recombobulation Area: Highway Widening Opposition Effort Hits a Roadblock at the Milwaukee County Board

Dec-17-2022

The debate over the controversial proposal to widen and reconstruct the 3.5-mile East-West corridor of I-94 seems to have reached a certain kind of endpoint this week.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WUWM 89.7: Waukesha Gets OK on Short, but Critical Stretch of its Lake Michigan Pipeline

Dec-16-2022

The City of Waukesha could start breaking ground on a short, but critical stretch of water pipeline in just a matter of weeks, thanks to a Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors decision Thursday afternoon.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

FOX 6: Mitchell Park Domes Repair, Demolition Estimates Ordered

Dec-16-2022

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on Thursday ordered new estimates for what to do with the Mitchell Park Domes. For now, the decision whether to demolish, fix or renovate the Domes is on hold. The landmark's future is in limbo with months of research to come.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Board Approves Studying Demolition, Other Options For The Domes

Dec-16-2022

For the first time in eight years, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors has a new policy for the Mitchell Park Domes.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee County Board Declines to Oppose Eight-Lane I-94 Rebuild on Close Vote

Dec-16-2022

The Milwaukee County Board on a narrow 8-9 vote decided not to officially oppose the eight-lane reconstruction plan proposed for Interstate 94 east-west.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Waukesha's Water Project Will Not Face Costly Delays Over a Milwaukee County Lease Agreement

Dec-15-2022

The city's new water system will flow through a rerouted pipeline in Milwaukee County, which on Thursday granted Waukesha an easement in exchange for $275,000 in lease payments spread over 100 years.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

FOX 6: Milwaukee County Abortion Advisory Referendum OK'd For April Ballot

Dec-15-2022

Abortion will be on the ballot in April. Not only in who you pick to sit on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, where the balance of power is at stake in this upcoming election, but also in a referendum.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Abortion Referendum Will Be On Spring Ballots

Dec-15-2022

The Milwaukee County Board approved an advisory referendum Thursday that will ask voters their opinion on Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WPR: Milwaukee County Officials Raise Questions Following Murder-Suicide of 7-Year-Old and Her Mother

Dec-14-2022

Some Milwaukee County officials are worried mistakes were made preceding the death of a 7-year-old and her 25-year-old mother, both of whom were pulled out of a vehicle submerged in Milwaukee's Northridge Lake last week in an apparent murder-suicide.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WPR: Milwaukee County Executive Says Future of Mitchell Park Domes is 'Still Up In the Air'

Dec-13-2022

With a policy saying "all options" are on the table for Milwaukee's Mitchell Park Domes set for a vote Thursday, Milwaukee's County Executive said he's still unsure what the future holds for the site of the historic landmark.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

TMJ4: Will I-94's 6 to 8 Lane Expansion Proposal Reduce Crash Rates?

Dec-12-2022

WisDOT held its first public meeting regarding its proposal to expand I-94 from six to eight lanes in the Stadium Interchange; a controversial conversation about a dangerous stretch of road.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

CBS 58: WisDOT Proposal of 8-Lane Expansion of I-94 Corridor Faces Mostly Backlash at Public Hearing

Dec-12-2022

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's proposal to widen the I-94 corridor to eight lanes through Milwaukee faced a lot of backlash at a public hearing Monday afternoon.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Approve Affordable Housing Plans

Dec-10-2022

A Milwaukee County Board committee provided key approvals that will allow county administrators to move forward with two major affordable housing projects.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

JS Online: Milwaukee Needs a Long-Term Fiscal Solution. Our Work Proves We Can Deliver on One.

Dec-09-2022

After many hours of public testimony, committee meetings, and floor debate, we recently led our respective bodies in adopting the annual City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County budgets.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Public Museum Returning Headdress to Forest County Potawatomi

Dec-08-2022

In 1996, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confiscated a headdress from Forest County Potawatomi tribe member Dennis Shepard as part of a court case. Now that headdress is being returned to the tribe.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Supervisors Stall Waukesha Drinking Water Project

Dec-08-2022

Members of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors have found themselves in a position to delay a huge, $300 million drinking water project for the City of Waukesha, by which it would divert and use water from Lake Michigan.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2020

WISN: Waukesha's Water Pipeline Project Hits Setback Months Before Court-Ordered Deadline

Dec-08-2022

An eight-block stretch of Waukesha's major water utility project is on hold right now awaiting Milwaukee County approval to continue.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: Board Considering Abortion Referendum, Again

Dec-08-2022

The Milwaukee County Board is again considering an advisory referendum asking voters their opinion on Wisconsin’s 1849 law banning abortion. It narrowly voted to reject a similar proposal in advance of the November election.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

FOX 6: Waukesha Water Setback, Milwaukee County Pipeline Plan Rejected

Dec-07-2022

Construction has spanned nearly three years, and it’s cost Waukesha taxpayers $286 million. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the city’s efforts to get clean drinking water from Lake Michigan took an unexpected turn.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WUWM 89.7: Milwaukee County Parks Committee Determined to Push Ahead With Domes Plan by Next Summer

Dec-07-2022

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, commonly called the Domes, is perhaps the most debated of Milwaukee County’s assets.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

Urban Milwaukee: New Domes Policy Gets First Approval

Dec-07-2022

A new policy for the Mitchell Park Domes received its first approval Tuesday from a committee of the Milwaukee County Board, but not before supervisors made some minor changes.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

620 WTMJ: Milwaukee County Considers Next Steps for the Iconic Mitchell Park Domes

Dec-06-2022

The Milwaukee County Committee on Parks and Culture voted Tuesday to expand their options on preserving the Mitchell Park Domes.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

CBS 58: County Looking at All Options For Mitchell Park Domes' Future

Dec-06-2022

A new resolution on the future of the Mitchell Park Domes is heading to Milwaukee County supervisors after being approved by the committee Tuesday, Dec. 6.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

WISN: Mitchell Park Domes' Future: All Options on the Table

Dec-06-2022

The Domes' structural issues came to a head in 2016 when concrete pieces started falling from the ceiling. The Milwaukee County Committee on Parks and Culture wants to expand a policy to allow them to keep all options on the table when deciding the future of The Domes.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2022

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