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Chris Abele

Mar 5, 2020

$160M QUESTION: Lawmakers discuss Milwaukee County tax proposal that’s likely to go nowhere

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.

Jan 22, 2020

Milwaukee County exec debate raises questions about building backlog

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.

Oct 17, 2019

Milwaukee County Executive Abele won’t seek re-election in 2020

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in April.

Oct 25, 2018

Milwaukee County mulling plan to make Public Museum and Milwaukee Domes neighbors

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.

Oct 2, 2018

Milwaukee County’s 2019 budget to tread water with scarce revenue sources

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.”

Sep 21, 2018

Milwaukee County lacks resources to squash mounting infrastructure costs, report finds

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.

Jul 26, 2018

Milwaukee County board urges talks for bus line to Foxconn

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.

Jun 15, 2018

Overhaul coming to Foxconn HQ in downtown Milwaukee

Foxconn Technology Group announced Friday that it has bought a building in downtown Milwaukee to serve as its North American headquarters.

Apr 23, 2018

MSOE breaks ground on $34 million high-tech education hall

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.

Feb 13, 2018

Abele moves to cancel parking-meter program at lakefront parks

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.

Jan 25, 2018

Milwaukee officials: No need to close pool to keep wheel tax flat

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.

Jan 15, 2018

Milwaukee Area Labor Council endorses Shorts over Lipscomb for county board

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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