Milwaukee officials pitched state lawmakers on Thursday on a plan seeking a 1% increase in the county sales tax to prevent projected budget cuts, even though the attempt is unlikely to move ahead in this year's waning legislative session.
As the race to lead Milwaukee County heats up, those running to replace outgoing executive Chris Abele are staring down a persistent cause of concern: a backlog of infrastructure projects that most likely can't be broken without a new influx of revenue.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in April.
The Milwaukee Public Museum could be moving into Mitchell Park, sharing a site with Milwaukee County's well-known Domes structures under a plan the county board of supervisors on Thursday agreed to study.
Milwaukee County would trim its spending on services by $14 million in its 2019 budget, under a proposal County Executive Chris Abele is calling a “temporary fix.”
Milwaukee County faces a "seemingly insurmountable" logjam of repairs to its park and recreation facilities under its current regime of limited borrowing, a new Wisconsin Policy Forum report finds.
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on Thursday prodded officials to begin negotiating a deal to establish bus service between Milwaukee and Racine counties, where Foxconn Technology Group's massive factory is expected to employ thousands.
Foxconn Technology Group announced Friday that it has bought a building in downtown Milwaukee to serve as its North American headquarters.
The Milwaukee School of Engineering broke ground on Monday on a $34 million building in the city's downtown, starting work on what will eventually be a hub for the study of high-tech fields like artificial intelligence.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele says he wants to cancel a new "pay to park" proposal and fill the resulting budget shortfall by drawing on the county's rainy day fund.
Milwaukee County officials are contending that a local public pool need not close just because of the rejection late last year of a proposal to double the local $30-a-year wheel tax.
The Milwaukee Area Labor Council is endorsing the workers' compensation lawyer Casey Shorts in his bid challenging Theo Lipscomb, the incumbent Milwaukee County Board Chairman, for his seat.
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