Milwaukee County Board Adopts 2018 Budget

Mental Health Task Force / Make It Work Milwaukee Update

Today, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2018 budget: “– The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors adopted the 2018 Milwaukee County budget today on a vote of 15–3 after adopting several amendments to County Executive Chris Abele’s Recommended Budget, including an elimination of Abele’s wheel tax increase to $60.”

Chairman Lipscomb’s proposal was approved. The approved budget includes cuts to a number of departments that are funded by tax levy including “reduces expenses of by $614, 315” for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). We will want to carefully follow the impact of these cuts which look to be significant.

A number of statements have been released from county leaders. Here are some of the key perspectives:

County Executive Abele: https://www.wispolitics.com/2017/milwaukee-county-executive-abele-statement-on-2018-county-budget/

County Board of Supervisors Chairman Theo Lipscomb: http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/1106lipscomb.pdf

County Board Finance Chair Peggy West: http://www.thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/files/1106west.pdf

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