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Milwaukee County reduces number of inmates in youth prisons

Although most of the attention paid to juvenile justice has come in response to the state's failure to meet the January deadline to close the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prisons, Milwaukee County officials continue to make strides to drastically reduce the number of local youth incarcerated in these institutions.

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Top lawyer for Milwaukee County sees license reinstated after short administrative suspension

The top lawyer for Milwaukee County can practice again. Corporation Counsel Margaret Daun’s law license was suspended on June 16 after she had failed to meet the deadline for certifying she had completed 30 hours of required continuing-legal education in 2018 and 2019. Daun told the Journal Sentinel she had taken enough courses but hadn’t gotten around to filing the ...

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Union sues Milwaukee County over layoffs

A union representing 25 Milwaukee County Courthouse janitors who were laid off in December 2009 is suing the county, claiming those employees then were “blacklisted” from getting other county jobs.

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Milwaukee County sues Freddie, Fannie

Milwaukee County has taken another step toward recovering about $200,000 in unpaid taxes from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but the state has not moved on the $800,000 it could be due.

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Milwaukee Co. employees charged in Foodshare fraud

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three employees of the Milwaukee County Department of Health Services and two others have been charged with defrauding Wisconsin’s FoodShare program out of more than $350,000. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the sheriff’s office announced the three are suspected of issuing fraudulent Quest cards, used by program participants to buy food. The charges allege the employees fraudulently ...

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DA investigating recall campaign claims (UPDATE)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee prosecutors are reviewing accusations of illegal activity by groups supporting Republican Sen. Alberta Darling and her Democratic opponent state Rep. Sandy Pasch. Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf said Thursday his office is looking into block parties held by liberal group Wisconsin Jobs Now in which voters were taken to cast absentee ballots. His office also ...

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County bail guidelines take shape

Milwaukee County’s court system is trying to add science to bail and monitoring recommendations that traditionally rely on a judge or court commissioner’s experience.

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Universal screening planned for Milwaukee County (UPDATE)

A new program designed to streamline pre-trial bail recommendations for criminal defendants is set to roll out later this summer in Milwaukee County. Universal screening is based on 11 questions posed to alleged offenders to help assess risk and determine appropriate bail or monitoring. The program is part of a movement toward more evidence-based pre-trial assessment methods in criminal cases, ...

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Full-court pressure: Day jobs slow pick-up games to a dribble (VIDEO)

Attorney Chris MacGillis breaks into a sprint, nothing but open court in front of him. As he runs, he looks back at Roy Williams, Milwaukee’s corporation counsel, waiting for him to see the opening. Williams obliges and hits MacGillis with a spot-on lead. There’s nothing left for MacGillis to do except float to the rim and close the deal. But ...

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After court battle, Walker outlaws local sick day ordinances (UPDATE)

Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday signed a bill banning a Milwaukee ordinance, approved by voters in 2008, that would have required employers provide an average of nine days of sick leave a year for workers. The new state law prohibits municipalities from mandating local rules for businesses to follow regarding paid time off. “Patchwork government mandates stifle job creation and ...

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Counties still finalizing Supreme Court votes (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is on track to lead challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg by about 7,300 votes after all counties finish verifying the ballots cast in last week’s election — a margin that would be difficult to overcome even with a statewide recount. As of Monday, 69 of the state’s ...

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