Mismanagement Category Archive


  • Advocates Warn Walker County Plan Ending Mental Health Day Treatment Likely Leads to Relapses and Greater Hospitalizations

    “After nearly 15 years helping patients discharged from Milwaukee County’s Mental Health Complex cope with life in the community, occupational therapist Kari Held faces an uncertain future and coping issues of her...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/08/2009
  • Supervisors Accused Walker of Concealing Deficit-Causing Change in State Medical Care

    “Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s plan to temporarily lay off up to 180 employees as a last-ditch move to balance this year’s budget prompted finger-pointing and shouting Thursday from county supervisors. …Supervisors...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/30/2009
  • Funds That Could Have Gone to Fraud Prevention Went Unused in Milwaukee County Under Walker

    “Milwaukee County under spent its budget for running the Wisconsin Shares child-care program by more than $4.3 million since 2004 — money that could have gone toward greater fraud prevention, state officials...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/01/2009
  • County Board Shot Down Walker Plan to Privatize Call Center

    “Meanwhile, the board delivered a second snub to Walker on Thursday on his plan to outsource operation of the public assistance call center, voting 12-6 to reject his plan. The board also...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/06/2009
  • State Took Over County of Role of Administering Public Assistance Programs Due to Mismanagement

    “The state’s unprecedented move Tuesday to strip Milwaukee County of its role in administering food aid, child care and medical assistance programs was prompted by years of county mismanagement, state Health Services...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/04/2009
  • Walker Cuts to County Staff Resulted in Skyrocketing Overtime

    “Milwaukee County’s 2008 overtime spending is on pace to match or beat last year’s record $15.8 million tab, despite extra recruitment and hiring of mental health and corrections workers, an analysis of...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/05/2008
  • Walker Gave Up Control of House of Correction and Transferred to Sheriff

    “The board did not disrupt Walker’s plan to place oversight of the House of Correction under Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and merge it with Clarke’s operation of the county jail. Under...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/11/2008
  • Walker Mantra: Privatize

    “His message to his staff members as they gear up for the annual budget pageant: economize and privatize. ‘Anywhere and everywhere, they should be considering contracting out’ so services can be provided...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/31/2008
  • Walker’s House of Correction Mistakenly Released Inmates, Had Over 50 Inmates Leave Without Permission

    “Also Thursday, Malone released a report showing the House of Correction has mistakenly released six inmates since April 2005 and the downtown work-release center has had 54 inmates who left without permission...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/07/2008
  • Inmate Committed Murder While He Was Supposed to Be Sleeping at Walker’s House of Correction

    Freddie Dudley was a work-release inmate when charged with reckless homicide for killing a man on the city’s west side last August while he was supposed to be sleeping at the House...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/07/2008
  • Federal Reports Slams Milwaukee County Lockups

    “The Milwaukee County House of Correction in Franklin and the downtown work-release center come under severe criticism in a new federal report, which calls the operations seriously flawed and marred by security...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/25/2008
  • While Walker Campaigned for Higher Office, County Struggled

    “Unfortunately, the current county executive, career politician Scott Walker, can’t wait to get out of Milwaukee. He tried to run for governor last year. He’s busy attaching himself to presidential campaigns this...

    Capital Times, 08/22/2007