Deanna Alexander

County Board Votes Down Sunset Rule on Wheel Tax

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee County Board today voted on Supervisor Alexander’s proposal that elected policymakers be required to take a separate vote on the Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF), also known as the Wheel Tax, each year it is considered for continuation.  This measure would have created a sunset rule for the wheel tax.  Supervisors Alexander, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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

MILWAUKEE, WI (October 3, 2016) – The Milwaukee County Board assembled today to formally receive the County Executive’s 2017 proposed budget and ask questions in order to understand his goals for the County.   Supervisor Deanna Alexander was shocked to hear the Executive rationalize a new $60 per car wheel tax by defining “fiscal conservatism” …

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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 …

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