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Theo Lipscomb

Aug 14, 2019

County task force signs off on $66M plan to overhaul Milwaukee domes

A Milwaukee County task force on Tuesday signed off on a $66 million plan to overhaul the crumbling Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, keeping its well-known domes intact and adding a host of new attractions.

Jan 18, 2019

With millions in deferred projects, Milwaukee County seeks authority to raise, reclaim money

As Milwaukee County officials try to work their way out of a serious financial entanglement, they're considering turning to the state for money they contend is needed to make long-needed repairs at public parks, build a new justice center and meet other costly obligations.

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.

Jul 11, 2018

Milwaukee County just beginning plan to shuttle workers to Foxconn

With work on Foxconn's new factory underway in Racine County, Milwaukee officials are just beginning to discuss a question baked into the company's promise of bringing thousands of jobs: How will people get to the project site?

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.

Nov 6, 2017

County Board votes to keep wheel tax at $30 (UPDATE)

The Milwaukee County Board has approved a budget plan for 2018 that would keep the local wheel tax at $30 a year per vehicle, again putting the board at odds with County […]

Oct 24, 2017

Budget amendment would keep wheel tax at $30, cut several road projects

An amendment to Milwaukee County’s 2018 proposed budget would eliminate a handful of road projects at the expense of scrapping a controversial $30 increase to the county’s wheel tax. County Board Chairman […]

Jul 31, 2014

County referendum proposal for Bucks arena stalls

Milwaukee County residents will not be asked to vote Nov. 4 on whether to spend tax money on a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Mar 6, 2014

Universal Restoration employee arrested for suspected fraud

A Universal Restoration Services employee has been arrested for his suspected role in a Milwaukee County employee’s alleged scheme to steal insurance money.

Dec 30, 2013

Supervisor calls for enforcement of residency rule

Milwaukee County’s attempt to improve compliance with its construction project residency requirement has raised concerns that too much tinkering could kill the policy.

Nov 8, 2013

Milwaukee County considering no-bid contract

Milwaukee County might hand Milwaukee-based CBRE Inc. $200,000 to start implementing space-use recommendations the firm made in February.


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