Milwaukee County

Marti Mikkelson

With fall approaching, local lawmakers will be crafting their budgets for the coming year.


With only a few days left before the August 12 primary, special interests are pouring money into the race for Milwaukee County Sheriff.

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

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

The Milwaukee County Board voted on Thursday to place three questions on the November 4 ballot.

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

Supervisor Russell Stamper II was elected Tuesday to represent Milwaukee’s 15th aldermanic district.

Under the board's plan, social service offices would provide voter registration forms, assist applicants and send the forms to election officials.

There's already a proposal to hold meetings at night, following voters' decision Tuesday to, in effect, create a part time County Board.

Milwaukee County residents have created what essentially will be a part-time county board.

The question that will be on all ballots in Milwaukee County, asks voters whether or not to cut county supervisors' salaries.

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

Former Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament died late Monday of complications from lung cancer, according to family members. He was 76.

Mental Health Advocate Urges Caution on Changes to County Complex Oversight

Feb 17, 2014
Michelle Maternowski

Lawmakers in Madison continue to push for passage of two bills that would make reforms to Milwaukee County’s embattled Mental Health Complex, even while some in the mental health community question the plans.

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