Milwaukee county board passes reforms with 15-3 vote

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by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin State Legislature is ready to make drastic cuts to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. State lawmakers are looking to cut salary, staffing and authority. This lead the county board to make cuts of their own.

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt local reform that would make cuts to salaries, staff and term lengths. The 15-3 vote by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors says there is room for reform, but most county supervisors believe they're more capable to make it. Some county supervisors disagree.

Supervisor Mark Borkowski said, "I am so frustrated with the incompetence of this county board."

Supervisor Steve Taylor said, "I have a real loss of confidence that anything we can do can be taken seriously."

The county board made it clear their issues have no business in Madison, but if a new state law is passed their positions will be switched from full to part-time. Support staff for all supervisors will also be cut. Supervisor Russell Stamper II says, "It's disrespectful to Milwaukee County residents, disrespectful to local control."

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