Legislature Approves Milwaukee County Board Changes

May 15, 2013

State lawmakers last night approved changes in Milwaukee county governance.
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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.