Needs OK of at least one other official
The Milwaukee County executive can sell the public "museum, the airport and the zoo" -- all on his own, without County Board approval
Possible, but not at all automatic
In Milwaukee County, juveniles arrested for car theft "get sent immediately home, because under the point system in juvenile court" on holding suspects, "a stolen car gets zero points."
An apples and oranges mix
Milwaukee "incarcerates 1.2% of white men" and has "incarcerated over 50% of black men in their 30s."
Sheriff’s Office responds to few crime calls
"I had to lay off 48 people last year," which has exacerbated the lack of law enforcement officers in the county that respond quickly to crime calls.
Board budget grew at twice the inflation rate
The Milwaukee County Board’s staff grew from four workers to 38 over four decades and now costs taxpayers "a lot more," while the total county workforce was more than cut in half in the same period.
Some will to some extent
Milwaukee County government employees pay "much more" for their health care than City of Milwaukee or State of Wisconsin employees.
Line item eliminated, but money still available
Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele "eliminated" sheriff’s office funding for providing security for presidential and presidential campaign visits.
Better to stick to the script
"For the first time since 1990, American manufacturers are creating new jobs."
A split decision
Says Milwaukee blacks have 55 percent male unemployment, 60 percent truancy, a 50 percent graduation rate, the "worst" reading scores and "lead" in infant mortality.
A deeper look suggests otherwise
Says Milwaukee County buses are no less safe now than a year or two ago.
Bigger role; FBI reports are few
The Milwaukee County sheriff’s department "plays only a limited role as a traditional law enforcement agency" and in 2009 reported far fewer crimes to the FBI than the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police did.
Trying to have it both ways
On Milwaukee County government’s debt burden
They cherry-picked one vote and ignored several others
Says state Rep. Sandy Pasch "did nothing to stop" people from scamming the Wisconsin Shares child-care subsidy program and voted against funding for fraud investigators.
There was no vote and the issue predates Pasch’s arrival in office by years
Says state Rep. Sandy Pasch, her recall opponent, "voted to allow public school employees to use taxpayer dollars to pick up the tab for…Viagra."
Pushed a budget amendment, then asked the governor to veto it
On pay for fired Milwaukee police officers
Much of the spending was welcomed by Dems, but the charge is on point
State Sen. Alberta Darling "voted to add more than $1 billion in additional spending" while cutting programs such as education and health care
Yep. Under contracts, some government workers are paid by taxpayers to work for their unions
Says Milwaukee County spent over $170,000 in salaries in 2010 for employees to "participate in union activities such as collective bargaining."
The accepted measure puts Milwaukee — the metro area — at No. 1
Milwaukee is "the most segregated city in America."
The company said from the start it was looking for a neutral city
Milwaukee lost the headquarters for MillerCoors because the area lacks good transit.
Some details lacking on one — but lack of clarity is due to Abele as well
Says Chris Abele, opponent in Milwaukee County executive race, "failed to finish 3 separate colleges, dropping out all 3 times."
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