During Walker’s eight-year tenure, county residents have the seen the takeover of the county welfare office and call center, the House of Corrections, the nationally-recognized health care program, GAMP -- for the low-income and homeless -- and an economic development office was turned over to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett by Governor Doyle. Walker has proposed eliminating county government completely, urged the state to take over the county court system, offered up privatizing the successful and income-generating Milwaukee County airport, and contracted with courthouse security and prison transport companies who knowingly employed perpetrators of sexual assault.
That’s on top of gross negligence at the Mental Health Complex throughout his eight years that has led to deaths by starvation and patients becoming victims of sexual assault. Walker has steadfastly refused to fire his administrator in charge of the complex.
Milwaukee County gets more money from the state than any other county for its public assistance programs, but Walker still can't get it right
62% of Milwaukee’s Income Maintenance programs were funded by the state, vs. 57% for the rest of the counties; Milwaukee County had to pay just 15% of the total program costs for IM, while other counties were funding on average 23% of IM costs.