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2020 Pension Board Employee Member Election

Dec-02-2019

Milwaukee County’s pension depends on motivated, passionate Board members to ensure pension benefit assets are invested and paid for the sole benefit of pensioners and their beneficiaries.

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Department
  • Careers (HR)
Year
  • 2019

Supervisor James "Luigi" Schmitt Will Not Run for Re-election in 2020

Nov-25-2019

James “Luigi” Schmitt has announced that he will not run for re-election to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors in 2020 after serving more than two decades as the supervisor for the sixth district.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Milwaukee County Celebrates Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Nov-25-2019

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) today celebrate Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day. Every winter season, Milwaukee County snowplow drivers maintain more than 2,300 miles of state highways, interstates and county trunk roads.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2019

Milwaukee County Launches Survey to Assess Community Development Needs

Nov-21-2019

Milwaukee County Launches Survey to Assess Community Development Needs

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2019

Lipscomb Proposal to Modernize MCTS Bus Fleet Will Save County $27 Million

Nov-21-2019

A report on the Milwaukee County Transit System's (MCTS) planned transition to battery electric buses (BEBs) concluded that the county could save $27 million and dramatically reduce harmful emissions by 2040 if the fleet modernization project proposed by Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. proceeds at an aggressive pace.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

2020 Budget Benefits County's South Shore

Nov-20-2019

Supervisor Steve Shea lauded the benefits that Milwaukee County's 2020 adopted budget will bring to the South Shore in a statement released today.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Signs 2020 Budget

Nov-19-2019

The 2020 budget, which represents significant collaboration with the Board of Supervisors, was approved with no vetoes. With the 2020 budget signed, Milwaukee County officials will continue working together and with the State to find a solution to adequately fund public services, maintain facilities, provide tax relief and invest in the future through a binding referendum process.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2019

Supervisor Sebring Opposes Rideshare Tax

Nov-19-2019

Milwaukee County Supervisor Dan Sebring released the following statement regarding a proposed tax on ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft that operate in Milwaukee County.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Lipscomb Statement on Lack of Vetoes in 2020 County Budget

Nov-18-2019

Board of Supervisors Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., released the following statement upon the announcement by County Executive Chris Abele that he would not veto any provisions of the 2020 Milwaukee County budget.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Logsdon Votes Against Property Tax Increase

Nov-14-2019

Supervisor Patti Logsdon was one of four members of Milwaukee County Board to vote against a property tax increase on Tuesday when the Board met to finalize the 2020 county budget.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Finance Chair Schmitt Thanks Colleagues, Applauds County Staff for Work on 2020 Budget

Nov-12-2019

Supervisor James "Luigi" Schmitt, Chair of the Committee on Finance and Audit, thanked his fellow supervisors today for their efforts to produce a balanced 2020 Milwaukee County Budget and applauded the work of county staff who helped assemble the budget and manage the process of amending and setting it.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Supervisors Adopt 2020 County Budget

Nov-12-2019

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors set (14-4) the 2020 Milwaukee County budget today after adopting several amendments to the County Executive's budget proposal, including one from Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. to maintain transit services and invest in county facilities and employees.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Lipscomb Amendment Addresses Concerns About Electronic Monitoring Proposal

Nov-06-2019

The County Board's Finance Committee unanimously recommended a proposal from Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr. today to address concerns about the County Executive's proposal to expand the use of electronic monitoring as an alternative to housing up to 100 inmates at the House of Correction (HOC).

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Hearing on 2020 County Budget Tonight at Marcus Center

Nov-04-2019

The Board of Supervisors will hold its annual public hearing on the proposed Milwaukee County budget tonight at 6:00pm, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Members of the Board of Supervisors will be present to listen to constituents share their priorities for the 2020 Milwaukee County budget.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Supervisor Taylor Amendment Requires Trauma Sensitive Communication

Oct-31-2019

The Finance Committee recommended adoption of an amendment to the 2020 Milwaukee County Budget, offered today by Supervisor Sequanna Taylor, that would require training in trauma sensitive communication for client service staff in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Lipscomb Amendment Restores Services and Invests in County Facilities, Workers

Oct-31-2019

The budget-setting Finance Committee of the Milwaukee County Board recommended an amendment to the proposed 2020 county budget today that would restore transit services, invest in parks, cultural facilities, and county workers, and reduce the property tax levy increase to a level below that recommended by County Executive Chris Abele.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Supervisor Taylor Secures Funding for Domestic Violence Survivors Experiencing Homelessness

Oct-31-2019

An amendment to the 2020 county budget approved today by the Finance Committee includes funding to provide emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence experiencing homelessness, a measure proposed by Supervisor Sequanna Taylor.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Supervisors Recommend Continuation of Free Birth Certificate Program

Oct-29-2019

The Finance and Audit - Budget Committee voted unanimously to continue Milwaukee County's free birth certificate program through 2020 today by approving a budget amendment from Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Lipscomb Proposes Funds for Domes Preservation

Oct-29-2019

County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., is calling for funding the ongoing development of a plan to restore the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Domes with an amendment to the 2020 Milwaukee County budget.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Statement From Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele

Oct-16-2019

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: Sup. Weishan to Attend Renaming of Indigenous Peoples Park

Oct-11-2019

Supervisor John F. Weishan, Jr., will attend a ceremony to rename Columbus Park as Indigenous Peoples Park on Monday, October 14 and unveil publicly for the first time an official Milwaukee County Parks sign with the new name.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Sup. Dimitrijevic Announces Plans to Expand South Shore Terrace Beer Garden

Oct-02-2019

Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic joined County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director Guy Smith today to announced that the proposed 2020 Milwaukee County budget includes funding for the planning and design of an expanded South Shore Terrace beer garden.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Milwaukee County Announces Transition to Electronic Monitoring

Oct-01-2019

Proposal calls for the safe reduction of the incarcerated population by enabling individuals in the justice system to maintain employment and connection to community.

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Department
  • County Executive
Year
  • 2019

Media Advisory: Public Hearing on 2020 County Budget Set for Nov. 4

Oct-01-2019

The Board of Supervisors will hold its annual public hearing on the Milwaukee County budget on Monday, November 4, at 6:00pm. The hearing will take place at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., in Milwaukee.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

Green Bay Packers Donate New Playground for Center Street Park

Sep-30-2019

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this month to accept an in-kind donation from the Green Bay Packers for new playground equipment at Center Street Park.

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Department
  • Board of Supervisors
Year
  • 2019

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