Chris Abele's file


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Chris Abele is Milwaukee County Executive, a position he won in an April 2011 special election to finish out the final year of the term of Scott Walker, who was elected governor in November 2010. The election was the first attempt at political office for Abele, a Milwaukee philanthropist and business owner. The office is nonpartisan, but Abele has indicated he is a Democrat.

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Which black people did David Clarke call uneducated, lazy and morally bankrupt?

We offer an In Context look at remarks by Milwaukee County's conservative African-American sheriff. 

Examining Scott Walker's 'cheaper to keep them' slogan

The governor says losing the Milwaukee Bucks would be more expensive to taxpayers than helping to build the team a new arena. What is behind the numbers?


Also: Factchecking the state budget.

Pants on Fire, on parade

Ranking, by clicks, our seven Pants on Fire ratings from 2014.

Our High Five for July

The link between seeing ultrasounds and choosing abortion; how rare homicides used to be in Milwaukee; and Gov. Scott Walker's statement about much milk Wisconsin imports (yes, imports) were our most popular articles among online readers in July 2013.

Here's a recap of July High Five, the five stories that received the most page views.

At end of one-year term, a final score on Abele-O-Meter

The end of Chris Abele’s one-year term as Milwaukee County executive means it’s time for a final look at how the political newcomer did in keeping promises he made as a candidate.