"It’s unfortunate and troubling that Dane County isn’t willing to conduct itself with the same level of openness as the city of Madison," one open records advocate said.
Some members of the Racine County Board are taking exception to Sheriff Christopher Schmaling's remarks — and requests for county funding — after an outbreak of gun violence that left two people dead and a police officer injured.
Kelly Kruse is Racine County's newest supervisor. Kruse is the executive director of Downtown Racine Corp. She fills the role vacated by Emily Lawrence.
The Kenosha County Board will take up the issue of authorizing bonding for capital projects, including body cameras for law enforcement, highway improvements and other projects at a special meeting Thursday night.
Kenosha County residents last week were given a window into how the wheels of government get mucked up in petty politics and can stall dead in their tracks.
Body cameras for Kenosha County sheriff’s deputies along with a host of other capital improvements will have to wait after a handful of supervisors balked at supporting the funding mechanism to pay for them.
Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser issued the following statement Friday, following the County Board’s Thursday night action on the 2021 county budget. The board approved the budget but fell one vote short of the supermajority needed to approve the bonding to fund the capital projects within the budget.
The application deadline has been extended to Sept. 11 to allow for a "more diverse, representative pool of applicants."
Should the process of drawing voting district maps be taken out of the hands of partisan elected officials and have that job be given to nonpartisan state staff? Voters in Racine County will not be able to weigh in on that question directly this fall. A resolution that would have put a nonbinding referendum on the Nov. 3 ballot was failed to pass the Racine County Board Tuesday evening by a vote of 11-8.
The 11-member redistricting commission will be responsible for a map drawing process that is impartial and fair.
The Dane County Board on Thursday took a first step toward declaring racism a public health crisis. "First and foremost we have to recognize that there is an issue," Supervisor Shelia Stubbs said.
Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says that law enforcement officers “need prayers” right now.
Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser’s upcoming State of the County address will include a call for the County Board to adopt a resolution declaring racism to be a public health crisis.
"We feel this is a good thing for accountability and justice. We also feel it should have to be paid for by the overburdened property taxpayers on the local level," Wirch told The Journal Times. In a statement, he added "Let’s not wait for the next tragedy."
Thousands of households are unable to pay rent due to job and income loss, County Executive Joe Parisi said Monday.
A Kenosha resident's attempt to enter Tuesday night's County Board meeting at the Kenosha County Administration Building ended with her receiving two citations.
The city and county will use $695,000 to support people who are in isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and create eight Public Health Madison and Dane County staff positions.
“If we need to attract someone really good … we need to have an attractive salary," Chairman Russell Clark said of the clerk getting the biggest boost during a County Board meeting last month.
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Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 17