State Assembly passes Milwaukee County Board reform bill


by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- The Wisconsin State Assembly passed a bill that could lead to cutting the pay for Milwaukee County Board Supervisors' pay in half. The bill passed by the assembly will put proposed budget cuts to the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on the April 2014 ballot.

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.

In a release, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said, "I applaud the Assembly for passing this important bill and I look forward to answering any other questions lawmakers may have as this bill moves to the senate."

The bill heads to the state senate for a vote on May 14th.


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