80 results for author: Deanna Alexander


Hope is Not a Plan: Statement on Firearms Training Event

This week our country experienced a shocking massacre of innocent lives as a mad man opened fire on a crowd attending a music festival in Las Vegas.  My heart goes out to all who were involved.  Any one of us could been a victim in a situation like that, and I know you join me in sending thoughts and prayers for those experiencing grief during this difficult time. My political opponents are shamefully self-promoting and preying on the fears of Americans after the massacre in order to make gains on their political agenda.  They got wind of my plans for a campaign fundraiser at a shooting range and complained to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, ...

Alexander’s Legislation Declares October Bullying Prevention Month

Update! The County Board voted in favor of this resolution.  October is Bullying Prevention Month in Milwaukee County!  Please join the conversation by talking with your children and family about bullying.  There are many online resources to help you learn more about the problem of bullying, such as http://www.pacer.org MILWAUKEE (September 20, 2017) – A resolution authored by Supervisor Deanna Alexander recognizing October as Bullying Prevention Month advanced through a committee of the County Board today, and will be considered by the County Board of Supervisors next Thursday, September 28. "By bringing attention to the ...

Alexander Proposes Sunset Rule for the County’s Wheel Tax

MILWAUKEE (September 18, 2017) -  Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander is calling for a sunset provision on the County’s Vehicle Registration Fee, also known as the wheel tax, and will bring a resolution to the County Board this month detailing the plan. "The voters of Milwaukee County sent us a message in April saying that 72% are opposed to more fees like the wheel tax. We should heed their warning and recognize that raising taxes instead of cutting waste and finding new efficiencies is the wrong way to get our fiscal house in order," said Alexander.   “Taxpayers get the short end of the stick if we simply rely on a ...

Supervisor Alexander to Attend Opening of Memory Café

 Update: The opening of the Memory Café was wonderful!  There was good southern style food, and the owners really demonstrated how committed they are to the community!  I was honored to attend! MILWAUKEE (August 15, 2017) – Supervisor Deanna Alexander will attend the opening of a new "memory café," in Milwaukee at 1:00pm on Thursday at Daddy’s Soul Food Grille, located at 754 N. 27th Street. The Milwaukee County Department on Aging has established several memory cafés in coordination with the Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, the Aging and Disability Resource Center, the Milwaukee Public Museum ...

Hasty Action by Supervisors Pushes Valuable Leader Out the Door

  MILWAUKEE (June 5, 2017)– Hector Colon, the Director of Milwaukee County's Department of Health and Human Services, announced Monday that he would be leaving Milwaukee County to take a job as the president and CEO of the highly regarded Lutheran Social Services. Supervisor Deanna Alexander released the following statement: "The Milwaukee County Board’s poorly considered action to drown county employees in uncertainty has already caused the County to lose one of its most valuable and effective managers. "Despite being warned that cutting the pay of department heads and other senior staff would result in the loss of key ...

Rescinding Raises While Blaming Workers Will Hurt Milwaukee County

MILWAUKEE (May 25, 2017) – The Milwaukee County Board voted Thursday to reverse raises other county officials had granted employees over the past several years. The Committee of the Whole adopted the resolution 16 to 1. Supervisor Deanna Alexander was the lone dissenting vote and released the following statement: "Supervisors rescinded raises with no notice to the employees affected. This will have a significant negative impact on the county's ability to recruit and retain talent. "The District Attorney's office testified that a special investigator, who was recruited from another state, will be forced to contend with an immediate 23% ...

Jail Deaths Bring Empty Promises and Political Witch Hunt

MILWAUKEE (December 15, 2016) - The County Board today voted on a proposal calling for independent investigations into deaths that occur at the jail and the House of Corrections (HOC). But the County’s attorneys acknowledged that the proposal would only legally affect the HOC, not the jail, where there were four in-custody deaths in 2016. Supervisor Deanna Alexander provided the single vote against the misguided policy. While a stream of politicians and public commenters chastised Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. as personally responsible for four allegedly preventable county jail deaths, Supervisor Alexander spoke out against the premature ...

2017 Budget Talk Cut Short – Misses the Mark on Respect for Taxpayers

"Prior to resigning Milwaukee County drivers to that fate, which government expenses did you cut or eliminate from 2016 to 2017 to ensure that we could all look taxpayers in the eye and confidently tell them that we’ve done the best we could to make ends meet?”

County to Lose $4 Million on GO Pass – Alexander Supports Immediate Fix to Flawed Program

  MILWAUKEE—(July 13, 2016) The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation today recommended that the County discontinue the “free” bus ride GO Pass program because of its extreme cost to county taxpayers and negative effects on the transit system as a whole. Supervisor Deanna Alexander sounded the alarm in 2015 that transit advocates and senior citizen groups opposed the GO Pass and that reports foretelling millions of dollars in lost revenue were hidden from public view. The Milwaukee County Board pushed forward anyway, and when major losses were confirmed GO Pass supporters feigned surprise and distrust. “Policyma...

Sheriff David Clarke Endorses Alexander for Milwaukee County Board

Milwaukee—(March 24, 2016) Sheriff David Clarke is supporting Deanna Alexander for reelection to the Milwaukee County Board. “Many politicians are in it strictly for themselves. Not Deanna Alexander.  I'm proud to tell you that County Supervisor Deanna Alexander exhibits true servant leadership and has represented us well. She has courage, integrity, and she's been a faithful partner for public safety,” said Sheriff Clarke. “I’ve seen first hand how Sheriff Clarke shakes off politically correct status quo expectations and this makes me especially grateful and proud to have gained his support—making recommendations to the community is ...