Supervisor Steve F. Taylor (Privileged to Serve) April 2017 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Please click here to view the April 2017 edition of “Privileged to Serve”, the monthly e-newsletter issued by my office.

This edition includes:

-Croatian Eagles Soccer Club: 95th Anniversary

-Legislative Roundup

-Town Hall on Opioid Epidemic

-2017 Travelling Beer Garden Dates

-Free days at the Milwaukee County Parks, museums, and the County Zoo.

-Upcoming events in our community.

I encourage you to forward this newsletter to anyone who may find it informative. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office if I can be of assistance concerning any matter involving Milwaukee County.

All My Best,

Steve F. Taylor 

Milwaukee County Board, 2nd Vice Chairman

Economic & Community Development Committee Chairman

Milwaukee County Supervisor, 9th District

(414) 278-4267

(414) 223-1380 fax

Moving Milwaukee County Forward

KF NOTE: Steve Taylor has long opposed the county’s GO Pass program. Good for him.


Let’s see how much media coverage this gets

Or should I say, how little.

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150 Nationwide Protests of Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics and Facilities
to Take Place THIS Friday and Saturday!

See here for all locations:

WE MUST GET OUT and Stand for LIFE!!​

Let’s Defund the Abortion Giant!

Pro-Life Movement Continues to Call for
Defunding of Planned Parenthood
Under Trump Presidency

On Friday April 28th and Saturday, April 29th 150 public protests of Planned Parenthood abortion clinics and facilities will take place all over the United States. These demonstrations, occurring over a two-day period, all focused on Planned Parenthood facilities, seek to continue to make an issue over the federal funding of the abortion giant that performs over 300,000 abortions annually.  Congress failed to defund Planned Parenthood when the American Health Care Act was pulled.

The Pro-life movement is intent on the goal of stripping Planned Parenthood of its funding and seeks to take advantage of the Trump administration to achieve this end.

Planned Parenthood currently receives $554,000 in tax-payer funding.  In June 2015 a scandal erupted over the barbaric practice of abortion and the sale of aborted baby body parts—due to undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. They were produced by 27-year-old David Daleiden, who, in a stealth sting operation, recorded high-level Planned Parenthood executives discussing the violent nature of abortion procedures and the securing of aborted baby body parts in chilling, graphic detail.

The videos prompted Congressional debate on defunding Planned Parenthood and several states have already taken action to defund the group. Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, was called to congressional hearings and felt the need, after the first CMP video was released, to deny that her group broke any laws, but publicly apologized for the cavalier “tone” of PP executive Dr. Deborah Nucatola, regarding how she discussed aborting unborn children.   In recent weeks President Trump by executive order reversed an Obama directive mandating that states honor Medicaid reimbursements
to Planned Parenthood.

What:    Nationwide protests calling for the defunding of Planned 

Where:    At 150 Planned Parenthood facilities across America

When:    Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th–most scheduled                         from 9:00am-11:00am in all time zones

Click here for list of all picket locations:

Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in America, (performing over 300,000 abortions per year).  In January 2017 the group LiveAction conducted undercover investigations that revealed Planned Parenthood clinics offer little pre-natal care services and ultra sounds only provided to women seeking abortion.



In the entire history of legalized abortion, Planned Parenthood has never faced such media scrutiny and public criticism of its abortion practice and the possibility of losing multi-million dollars in federal funding.

Monica M. Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society comments: “The defunding of Planned Parenthood is a matter of moral principle. Not a single cent of American tax dollars should go to an organization that kills innocent human life— that fails to honor the sanctity of life.  Planned Parenthood could continue to receive government support if it ceases killing the unborn. Opposition to Planned Parenthood is about abortion and the facilitation of abortion. And it is the goal of the pro-life movement that the five hundred million plus dollars that currently are allocated to Planned Parenthood be shifted to community health centers that provide even more comprehensive health care to both men and women—while respecting the right to life of all.”

Mark Harrington of Created Equal states: “Pre-natal care, adoption services pale in comparison to their other services—and their big money-maker is abortion.  Of the 1.2 million abortions that take place each year, almost one third are done in a Planned Parenthood clinic. It’s time to shut off American tax-payer supports for such a group that kills innocent human beings.”

Eric Scheidler of the Pro-life Action League states:  “Planned Parenthood’s own fiscal reports show that nearly all of their services have declined except the so-called abortion service. Maybe if Planned Parenthood got out of the abortion business then tax-funding could go toward their building up real health care options for women.”

Today’s highly interesting read (04/26/17): Broadcasting human depravity for the world!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_750/cleveland.jpg
Stephen Stephens (L) and his murder victim Robert Godwin, Sr. (R)

Who Watches a Murder Streamed Live on Facebook?  Jason Riley writes in the Wall Street Journal:

In response to the Godwin murder, Zuckerberg said that for now Facebook would continue to rely mostly on users who report violations of company policy and that “the long-term solution is going to be having better artificial intelligence tools”. The bigger problem, however, is the demand side of the equation — ie, the social media denizen who votes with his mouse, the person who doesn’t want to be protected.

Read Riley’s entire column here.

What’s the Best Way to Elect a City Council?

Let’s suppose, just for the sake of discussion without passing judgment on any of my local elected officials in Franklin, that we had the following scenarios (And if you don’t live in Franklin please insert your own folks).

OK, ready.

We’re talking elections for the Franklin Common Council. That would be for the position of alderman.

Unless you’re Kristen Wilhelm. Then all bets are off as to what to call her.

Who the hell knows?






Council representative.

Hey you, Kristen.

OMG, things were so much simpler in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and into the current century when everyone was an alderman.

Back to the point of the blog.

Let’s suppose that, for example, Steve Taylor, in order to retain his aldermanic seat when he was up for re-election he would have to run…citywide. In other words, the entire city could vote on whether Taylor should serve on the Council for his district.

Ditto for Wilhelm or anyone else on the council.

Goofy, you say?

How dumb!


I don’t necessarily support the idea. But it is intriguing.

My guess is such an election system would horrify and send chills through the current aldermen, women, etc.

The whole idea is thought-provoking and compelling.

Read more about it here.

Congress is back, and here’s what you need to know

The Takeaway
In Session
In Session
Takin’ Care of Business 

Tax Reform Tea Leaves. President Trump is expected to unveil his wish list for tax reform on WednesdayAdd your name to keep the momentum up for tax reform.

Senior Administration Officials including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and NEC Director Gary Cohen are huddling with top Congressional leaders on Tuesday night to talk details.

Read More: Tax reform could be an answer to the fiscal nightmare left by Obama.

Day 100: President Trump will be holding a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on his 100th day in office.

Big Hits? A confirmed Supreme Court Justice, energy expansion, fighting regulations that are hindering growth, and a renewed focus on promoting free enterprise. Read more from Tom Donohue over on Above the Fold.

21,750 Miles for Business Travel. Vice President Pence just returned from his first major trip abroad, visiting South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia. Just think of those frequent flier miles!

In Australia, he met with US-Australian Business Community and highlighted the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia:

“The United States and Australia face this threat, and every other one, together — because we know that our security is the foundation of our prosperity.  And strengthening our prosperity is what I came to this forum mostly to talk about today, so let me begin by simply saying thank you.

“All the businesses represented in this room are why the United States and Australia are such close economic partners.

“Just look at the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. Since 1961, AMCHAM has brought together American and Australian businesses to foster investment and opportunity on both sides of the Pacific, and your 600 corporate members are a testament to our collective success.”

Fiduciary Delays. Small businesses can breathe a sigh of relief. The fiduciary rule, a proposed regulation from the Labor Department under President Barack Obama that would limit access to retirement investment advice for small businesses and their workers, has been delayed. Get the details.

The Takeaway: President Trump has a lot to talk about as he hits the 100 Days mark, and is setting the foundation to accomplish even more.

Congress is Back At It

Back at what exactly? Well, that remains to be seen, but the pro-business majorities have tremendous opportunities to pass pro-growth policies in the next three months.

Open for Business. Government funding lapses Friday night, and Congressional negotiators are largely expected to keep the government open with at least a stopgap measure. If Congress decides to punt the big decisions, the next showdown could come at the end of September.

One Down, One to Go. Former Governor Sunny Purdue was confirmed as Agriculture Secretary last night. That only leaves one cabinet level position remaining to be confirmed – Alexander Acosta for Labor Secretary.

First Things First: Your Nest Egg. The U.S. Senate is expected to take up H.J. Res. 66 as one of the first bills back, legislation that ended an Obama-era exemption on retirement protections and opened a loophole for state governments to enter the private-sector savings space.

We can’t afford that. Similar legislation blocking local municipalities only passed by a margin of 50 to 49, and you need to weigh in with your Senators to protect retirement savers. Act Now, Before the Vote!

Read more on our solutions to the growing retirement crunch.

Health Care Heartbeat. Key leaders in Congress have continued to negotiate the sticking points in bringing a health care reform bill to the House floor for passage.

We’re encouraging Congressional action on health care and urging them to tackle the major Obamacare taxes: the health insurance, Medical Device, and Cadillac Taxes. Add you name to the petition for real health care solutions.

Repeal and Replace … Dodd-Frank. The House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing next week on the CHOICE Act, legislation that’s been called the repeal and replace of Dodd-Frank. Watch this space.

The Takeaway: These next three months are critical for Congress to pass real reforms that encourage growth in our economy.

Tillerson Stops By. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stopped by the U.S. Chamber last week for his first public remarks in a non-governmental setting.

North American Competitiveness. Our President and CEO Tom Donohue reaffirmed the American business community’s commitment to the North American Competitiveness Agenda in a visit to Mexico City.

On Ramp. The U.S. Chamber joined Politico Monday night in a wide-ranging discussion on the road forward for a national infrastructure package. Watch the event here.

Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


As reported, the first 100 days

“Instantly comfortable and highly skilled at the hardest job in the world… even temper, cool demeanor, boldness under pressure, shrewd facility for managing personnel, unfailing instincts about when to delegate and when to engage. A handful of public missteps the only true blemishes so far. Has ably balanced the spectacle and the grindstone…”

“I like to say that, in some ways, (he) is the first President since George Washington to be taking a step down into the Oval office.”

“We’re all immensely proud.”

“I have to tell you, I was blown away by (his) grasp of the subject, how he connected the dots, how he answered the questions without any script.”

“He has told the world that we will practice what we preach.”

“This first week was disciplined and strategic …showing that he wants to change the tone in Washington.”

“Change the tone and change it at warp speed.”

“You know, a friend of mine said, ‘Oh my God, we have a President again!’ You felt this was a guy who was totally in charge.”

“…this man is tackling so many issues at once, and in such a capable way.”

“The defining characteristics of his presidency have been his appetite for leadership, the breadth of his ambitions and his determination to pass his programs…”
Washington Post

“He has set in motion so many initiatives — domestic and international — that his top advisers know that one of their biggest challenges will be to prevent the many pieces of his agenda from crashing into one another before they can be enacted and begin to work.”
Washington Post

“I don’t think you can point to anything at the end of 100 days that will give you a clear indication of how we’re going to see the president’s performance at the end of four years.”
Washington Post

“It will be months before the public begins to judge whether he has delivered the results he is promising.”
Washington Post

The above quotes by the mainstream media are all about the first days and months in office of President…Obama.