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WPR: Milwaukee County To Consider Making Medical Misinformation A Public Health Crisis

Nov-30-2021

When Milwaukee OB-GYN Dr. Sheldon Wasserman meets with patients, he asks them if they’ve gotten the COVID-19 vaccination. Lately, their reasons for saying no have left him frustrated. A woman he's known for more than 20 years told him the pandemic was a Chinese conspiracy against former President Donald Trump.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Milwaukee County Parks Face Looming 'Fiscal Cliff.' Other Communities May Offer A Path Forward.

Nov-29-2021

Humboldt Park has long been Nicholas Honeck's go-to, but the pandemic prompted an "epic quest" that gave him and his family an appreciation for parks across Milwaukee County — and the challenges they face. As the world went into lockdown, Honeck, 39, and his wife, Michelle, took their twin boys and dog to explore the county’s parks.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Milwaukee County Takes It Slow On Spending Federal Pandemic Relief As It Seeks Community Input

Nov-26-2021

While the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools already know how they're going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid, Milwaukee County is taking things at a slower pace.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Wall Street Journal: The Waukesha Parade Suspect Was Out on Bail. Now the DA Is Probing How Bail Is Set.

Nov-24-2021

Low bail that led to the release of the man accused of driving an SUV through a downtown Christmas parade and killing six people here is prompting debates among lawmakers over bail policies in the state.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

WISN: Lawmakers Reintroducing Bail Reform Constitutional Amendment After Waukesha Attack

Nov-23-2021

Backlash is growing after it was discovered Darrell Brooks, the suspect in the deadly Waukesha Christmas Parade attack, was free on bail. Brooks is also accused of running over the mother of his child earlier this month. Milwaukee County prosecutors recommended a $1,000 bail, which Brooks posted days before Sunday's attack.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

CBS 58: Milwaukee County Officials Sign 2022 Budget

Nov-12-2021

A new budget for Milwaukee County was signed Friday, Nov. 12. Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson spoke on the budget's strengths. Officials say the budget continues investments in families, public safety, mental health and housing.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Signs $1.28 Billion 2022 Budget With No Vetoes

Nov-12-2021

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley on Friday signed the county's $1.28 billion 2022 budget with no vetoes, saying the spending plan continued investments in families, public safety, mental health and more while avoiding any major service cuts.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Board Adopts 2022 Budget of $1.2 Billon

Nov-10-2021

The Milwaukee County Board adopted a $1.2 billion annual budget for 2022 on Monday. This budget represents an approximately 8% increase from the 2021 budget. For the second year in a row, the county also increased the number of full-time employees, though it’s just seven new positions, after 30 years of personnel cuts.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Milwaukee Business Journal: See Our 2021 Milwaukee-Area Power Brokers

Nov-10-2021

Who are the Milwaukee-area's power brokers? Find out who made our popular annual list of area business execs who get things done both in the office and in the community in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Fight Back News: Milwaukee Alliance Hosts Rally To Focus The County Budget On Community, Not Cops

Nov-09-2021

On the afternoon of November 6, the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR) held a rally at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee. This rally was in protest of the current county budget proposal, which the County Board of Supervisors will vote on the morning of November 8.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Wisconsin Examiner: Milwaukee County Passes Budget, Some Express Discontent

Nov-09-2021

After the Milwaukee County Board passed a $1.28 billion budget Monday by a vote of 11-6, several county supervisors expressed dismay with the end result. While the budget made investments in the county park system, as well as other initiatives, it also increased funding to the sheriff’s office.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Milwaukee County Board Adopts $1.28B Budget Following Lengthy Discussion On Sheriff's Department

Nov-08-2021

Milwaukee County supervisors on Monday labeled one of their colleagues' ongoing efforts to pull funds from the Sheriff's Department a "vendetta," "an assault" and a "false choice" — characterizations Supervisor Ryan Clancy disputed.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

TMJ4: Milwaukee County Stepping up Lifeguard Recruitment Efforts to Keep Pools Open Next Summer

Nov-03-2021

Two hundred lifeguards. That's the ideal number of staff Milwaukee County officials are hoping to recruit for next summer after dealing with a rough season this year.

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  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Bay View Compass: County Park Rangers Provide Positive Presence and Education

Nov-01-2021

“These are humans. I don’t go in there with an attitude,” Milwaukee County Parks Ranger Gary Huven explains, as he slides into the driver’s seat of the patrol van.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Bay View Compass: Eleven Events Shaped by Milwaukee County Government from 2011 to 2021

Nov-01-2021

This month I will be exploring how things have changed since my election to serve in the Milwaukee County government in 2011. Number 11 will delight you.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Franklin's Rock Sports Complex Owes Milwaukee County Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars, Officials Say

Oct-30-2021

Milwaukee County says Franklin’s Rock Sports Complex may still owe the county tens of thousands of dollars, but owner Mike Zimmerman insists all bills are paid and agreements fulfilled.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

WISN: GOP Election Review Focuses On Ballot Handling In Milwaukee County

Oct-27-2021

Part of the focus of a new state Senate investigation into the 2020 election will focus on why Milwaukee County, the city of Madison and the town of Little Suamico did not let state auditors handle ballots during their post-election review.

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Department
  • County Clerk
Year
  • 2021

TMJ4: Milwaukee Co. Supervisor Proposes Shifting Funds From Sheriff's Office To Social Initiatives

Oct-26-2021

Milwaukee County District 4 Supervisor Ryan Clancy proposed 24 budget amendments that would pull funds from the Sheriff's office and instead invest them in Human Needs. In total, $11.3 million would be reallocated.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Urban Milwaukee: Send In The Goats?

Oct-26-2021

Should Milwaukee County use a herd of goats to nibble away at invasive species in the parks system? At least one county supervisor thinks so. Sup. Jason Haas introduced a resolution Tuesday before the county board’s Parks, Energy and Environment Committee seeking to employ goats for landscaping purposes around the county.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

WISN: County Supervisor Wants To Use Goats To Clear Overgrowth, Invasive Species

Oct-26-2021

During a Milwaukee County Parks, Energy and Environment Committee meeting on Tuesday, county supervisor Jason Haas proposed goats as a way to help manage invasive species and clear away overgrown areas.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

WPR: Milwaukee, Madison Officials Push Back On New GOP Election Probe

Oct-26-2021

Officials in Milwaukee and Madison are pushing back on a new Republican-backed investigation into Wisconsin’s 2020 election, saying it mischaracterizes their actions during a previous election inquiry and attacks local governments for following a federal election law.

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Department
  • County Clerk
Year
  • 2021

CBS 58: More Election Subpoenas Possible, Milwaukee County Clerk Defends Actions During Audit

Oct-26-2021

A top Republican signaled on Oct. 26, there could be more subpoenas issued in the ongoing election investigation. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said it's possible additional subpoenas could be issued to election officials before a judge decides whether the subpoenas are valid.

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Department
  • County Clerk
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: Nearly All Milwaukee Common Council Members Have Been Vaccinated Ahead Of Deadline

Oct-25-2021

Thirteen of Milwaukee's 15 Common Council members say they have gotten coronavirus vaccines as city employees face a mandate that they get inoculated by the end of this week or possibly lose their jobs. Alds. Milele Coggs and Khalif Rainey declined to say whether they had been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

Wisconsin Examiner: What Can The Police Do With Your Phone Data?

Oct-25-2021

In Wisconsin, the issue of how police use cell phone data gathered during investigations rests in a gray area. On the one hand, data extracted from modern cell phones can offer invaluable insights for any criminal investigation.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

JS Online: A Milwaukee Park Is Renamed For Lucille Berrien, A Longtime Political And Social Justice Activist

Oct-24-2021

As a kid, Brian Verdin spent hours playing on the basketball courts and the ice skating rink in Lindbergh Park. He paid little attention to whom the park was named for until he got older. That's when the park’s name became problematic.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2021

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