Thursday, December 3, 2009

Attempt to Override Veto of Domestic Partner Benefits Returns to County Board

On November 9th, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker cast a Veto on the attempt by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors to offer new Domestic Partner Benefits to County employees.  One cost estimate put this new benefit at nearly 4 million dollars to the taxpayer.  This issue is back before the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors who will attempt to override the veto at their December 17th meeting.  Previously the domestic partner benefits were passed by the Board on a 13-6 vote enough to override the veto.  It is vital for Milwaukee County residents to contact their supervisors on this issue.  The phone number is (414) 278-4222.  Individual members of the County Board can be contacted as well:

District 1 – Theodore Lipscomb (414) 278-4257
District 2 – Toni Clark (414) 278-4278
District 3 – Gerry Broderick (414) 278-4237
District 4 – Marina Dimitrijevic (414) 278-4232
District 5 – Lee Holloway (414) 278-4261
District 6 – Joseph Rice (414) 278-4243
District 7 – Michael Mayo, Sr. (414) 278-4241
District 8 – Patricia Jursik (414) 278-4231
District 9 – Paul Cesarz (414) 278-4267
District 10 – Elizabeth Coggs (414) 278-4265
District 11 – Mark Borkowski (414) 278-4253
District 12 – Peggy West (414) 278-4269
District 13 – Willie Johnson, Jr. (414) 278-4233
District 14 – Christopher Larson (414) 278-4252
District 15 – Lynne DeBruin (414) 278-4263
District 16 – John Weishan, Jr. (414) 278-4255
District 17 – Joe Sanfelippo (414) 278-4247
District 18 – Johnny Thomas (414) 278-4259
District 19 – Jim “Luigi” Schmitt (414) 278-4273