State Senate passes Milwaukee County reform bill

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by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin State Senate passes the Milwaukee County reform bill that will let voters decide if the Milwaukee County Board should be downsized. If voters pass this referendum, a round of cuts will hit the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

The proposed cuts include reducing the pay of supervisors to $24,000, cutting health insurance and benefits for supervisors, and reducing the county board's budget to $2 million from it's current $6 million budget. The referendum will also shorten a supervisor's term from four to two years.

The State Assembly passed the Milwaukee County reform bill one week before the senate. The bill now heads to the Governor's Office to be signed.

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