- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Milwaukee County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the county board chairman against the county executive.

Judge William Sosnay said Monday only the county board can sue unless supervisors adopt a resolution directing its chairman to act on their behalf.

Chairman Theodore Lipscomb wants legal clarification on whether County Executive Chris Abele (AY’-blee) has unilateral authority to award pay raises to his political appointees who aren’t covered by civil service rules.

Lipscomb also wants a judge to decide whether Abele is obligated to attend county board meetings when requested. Lipscomb says he’ll refile the lawsuit.

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