Milwaukee County

6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Milwaukee County Board Wants to Put Non-Binding Referenda on Ballot

Milwaukee County residents could weigh in on a number of topics in November

Thousands of Wisconsin voters will find referenda on their ballots in November, including in Milwaukee.

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Politics & Government
2:20 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Milwaukee County Might Sell O'Donnell Parking Structure to NML

Under the plan county leaders and Northwestern Mutual have discussed, the company would pay $12.7 million for the lakefront garage.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Milwaukee County Retirees Watch for Action on Pension Cuts

A County Board committee will meet Thursday to discuss possible losses in pension payments for some retirees.

A County Board committee on Thursday will discuss the possibility of cutting pension payments for some retirees.

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Politics & Government
4:50 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Abele Says County Headed in Right Direction

County Executive Abele says his goal is to improve Milwaukee County

County Executive Chris Abele delivered an upbeat 2014 State of the County address on Monday.

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Politics & Government
11:05 am
Wed February 12, 2014

County Exec Abele: Change In Mental Health Oversight "A Good Thing"

Chris Abele speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Some state lawmakers are pledging that action will still be taken this session to reform Milwaukee County's embattled mental health system.  

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Politics & Government
2:40 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

County Board Approves “Living Wage” Ordinance

Most Milwaukee County supervisors want to boost the minimum wage for employees of companies that contract with the county.

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Politics & Government
12:22 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Cold Weather Closings: UWM and Milwaukee County

Credit Michael Newman, Flickr

UWM is cancelling classes from 4 P.M. Monday until 4 P.M. Tuesday, while Milwaukee County will close all offices and buildings on Tuesday.

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Politics & Government
11:44 am
Thu November 14, 2013

County Board Approves $1.3 Billion Budget with Pools, Sheriff's Funding In Place

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a budget late Tuesday night.

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors late Tuesday passed its version of the county budget for the coming fiscal year. 

The $1.3-billion budget is similar in many ways to the proposed budget offered by County Executive Chris Abele, but veers from it in key ways, as well.

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5:05 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

3 Attractions to See at Milwaukee County Fair

Pies are just one of the many food competition categories at the Milwaukee County Fair.
Credit mechanikat, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews outdoor adventure contributors Stacy Tornio and Ken Keffer about the Milwaukee County Fair.

Did you know that there's a Milwaukee County Fair? There sure is - and it's coming at the end of September.

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4:55 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

More Portions of the Courthouse to Reopen

Portions of the courthouse have been closed for more than a week, after a fire caused smoke and electrical damage
Credit December Communications

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s office says the first floor of the courthouse will reopen on Wednesday.

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