Voters to decide on Milwaukee County supervisors pay, area mayors in Tuesday election

CREATED Apr 1, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- A major referendum on Tuesday's ballot gives voters the power to decide how much Milwaukee County supervisors get paid; it's one of several votes on the ballot today in Wisconsin.

A "yes" vote in Milwaukee County means you want to cut county supervisors' salaries in half. A "no" vote means means you would like them to keep the same pay and benefits.

Right now county supervisors earn a little more than $50,000 with benefits. The proposed cut would slash the benefits and drop the pay to $24,000.

This referendum is part of last year's new state law that removed power from the county supervisors.

While supporters said  these changes save money, opponents said it will turn away quality candidates from ever wanting the job.

Other issues on the ballot today: Waukesha, Franklin, Brookfield, Delafield and South Milwaukee will elect new mayors.