Milwaukee County

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

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Milwaukee County supervisors voted (16-2) Thursday to study the feasibility of installing solar panels at the airport. 

The plan would require companies Milwaukee County contracts, to pay their workers at least $11.33 an hour.

Cold Weather Closings: UWM and Milwaukee County

Jan 27, 2014
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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.

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.

Analysis: County Employees Could Pay More for Health Care Under Proposed Budget

Oct 18, 2013
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Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele have both issued their proposed budgets for the coming fiscal year, and debate on those documents is underway.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thursday delivered his 2014 budget to the county board. His plan totals $1.3 billion and freezes property taxes.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Sheriff David Clarke Jr. have different notions about how to improve security at Milwaukee County Courthouse entrances.

County Board Looking for More Routes, Cheaper Fares from Future Transit Manager

Sep 24, 2013

The future management of the Milwaukee Country Transit system is still in flux.  The for-profit Dallas-based MV Transportation emerged as the leading bidder in the process. 

Milwaukee County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic wants the county to spend $1.1 million, helping people enroll in the new federal health care exchange.

3 Attractions to See at Milwaukee County Fair

Sep 17, 2013
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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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Advocates for the War Memorial Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum are optimistic about their future after a compromise agreement was reached recently to provide long-term county funding for both.

Milwaukee County Finances Improve

Aug 19, 2013

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Milwaukee County supervisors on Thursday agreed to increase funding for the War Memorial and Milwaukee Art Museum.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele credits the dedication of staff members for the quick resumption of many services at the Courthouse.