Politics & Government
8:09 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Legislature Approves Milwaukee County Board Changes

State lawmakers last night approved changes in Milwaukee county governance.
Credit Justin Kern, Flickr

The state legislature last night voted 19-14 in favor of a several changes to the Milwaukee County board.

Milwaukee Democrat Lena Taylor voted with the Republican majority in the state Senate last night on a bill that changes how the Milwaukee County board will function. The Senate inserted modifications to the bill including allowing the board to retain the services of a lobbyist. Major parts of the bill remained intact including a two-thirds cut in the board budget and a reduction in supervisors' terms from four years to two. The state Assembly approved the Senate changes on a voice vote which sends the legislation to the Governor for his signature.