Tuesday, November 15, 2011
County Executive trims board's EMS funding plan, sheriff deputy funding and other measures to fulfill "no tax increase" pledge.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released his budget vetoes early Tuesday morning, removing the $6.25 million in additional levy spending the County Board added to his proposed 2012 budget. Abele's proposed 2012 budget froze the tax levy at 2011 levels, fulfilling his campaign pledge that he would not increase taxes in his first budget. Abele cut $722,527 from the board’s proposed $1.5 million subsidy to the Emergency Medical Services subsidy to the county municipalities. He had originally proposed to completely cut the $3 million payment to communities to cover training and personnel costs for paramedic services, but the board restored $1.5 million to the program during last week’s hearing. “The municipalities have raised concerns …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
However, County Executive's proposal for 2012 would cut Sheriff's Department spending by $14 million.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thursday presented a $1.2 billion budget for 2012 that freezes the property tax levy at last year's level and cuts spending by 5.6 percent. In unveiling the plan, Abele described the budget as an “honest” document that does not include any revenue from potential land sales or overly optimistic projections about earning or expenses. While he didn’t go into every detail, Abele focused on four major budget areas in county government. While the 2012 budget proposal still devotes 49 percent of spending to public safety, Abele said it’s time for the Sheriff's Department, which has seen a 62 percent funding increase since 2001, to tighten its belt. He's calling for a $14 million cut on spending in the …
Friday, April 15, 2011
Rob Zerban will speak to the Democratic Party's First District Convention about Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed budget.
Rob Zerban, Kenosha businessman and Democratic challenger for the First District Congressional seat currently held by Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), plans to speak tomorrow, April 16, in Janesville. He will address the Democratic Party's First District Convention at the UAW Labor Hall at 11 am. Zerban is expected to talk about the House vote that may take place today in Washington, D.C. on Ryan's proposed budget. After announcing his candidacy earlier this month, Zerban launched a website, handsoffmygrandma.com, designed to directly challenge Ryan's plan to dismember Medicare. If you go: Where: UAW Labor Hall, 1795 Lafayette St., Janesville When: 11 am
Listening sessions are scheduled for next week throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
Congressman Paul Ryan will host a series of listening sessions across Southeastern Wisconsin starting Mon., April 18. According to a release from his office, Ryan plans to discuss the economic challenges of the First District of Wisconsin and how to overcome those issues. "It's very important to me to hear directly from those who live and work in the First District," he said in the statement. "In addition to talking about these issues and many others, I am looking forward to having a conversation about how Congress can reduce our $14 trillion debt, rein in out of control spending, and put in a place a plan for economic growth and job creation." Here's a partial list of locations Ryan will visit: Thursday, April 28 Franklin: 11:15-12:15pm, …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Having a good time in Greenfield doesn't need to be expensive - here are some ideas that a $10 bill can cover.
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- Tom Meitner
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Bored? Need something to do, but you can't afford a whole lot? If you can muster up $10, there are all kinds of ways to have a good time in Greenfield. Here are just a few ideas to get you out of the house, both now and later, when it warms up a bit: Cooper's Hawk Park has a great nature trail, as does Creekwood Park. Konkel Park is home to an enormous trail with 5100 lineal feet of asphalt path (for those who don't enjoy rougher terrain), as well as boardwalk, informational signage, and beautiful lighting. Whitnall High School offers open pool times for those looking to get in a few laps during these cold winter months. Call 414-525-8500 for more details. Grab a second-run movie at the Budget Cinema South Theater. With tickets for $2, the…