Monday, August 1, 2011

Milwaukee County Board Forces Taxpayers to Fund New Benefits

Despite a looming $55 million shortfall for 2012, on Thursday, July 28th the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors on a 13-5 vote approved a measure championed by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to force County taxpayers to fund domestic partner benefits for Milwaukee County Employees.

Supervisors voting in favor of this new benefit include:  Eyon Biddle, Gerry Broderick, Lynne De Bruin, Marina Dimitrijevic, Jason Haas, Nikiya Harris, Lee Holloway, Willie Johnson, Patricia Jursik, Theo Lipscomb, Peggy Romo West, Johnny Thomas & John Weishan.

Supervisors voting against the new benefit include:  Mark Borkowski, Paul Cesarz, Joseph Rice, Joe Sanfelippo, and Jim “Luigi” Schmitt.

The new benefits take effect January 1, 2012.