League in the News

  1. Can We Build Smarter Cities?

    “When it come to smart cities, you can define it pretty much any way you want to,” said Jerry Deschane, who is executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, ... Additional Info...
  2. What do cities and villages do?

    “Cities were the first statutory creation, ...,” said Jerry Deschane, the executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities said. Additional Info...
  3. Murphy’s Law: Who will win the budget battle?

    “All of the lobbyists and political observers in the Capitol are asking the same question and nobody knows how it will turn out,” ... Curt Witynski, Deputy Director: Additional Info...
  4. GOP bill would create water pollution credit clearinghouse

    Republican legislators began a push Tues. to streamline Wisconsin's water pollution credit-trading system, introducing a bill that would create a clearinghouse that they say would make it easier for large-scale facilities & farmers to trade... Todd Richmond, Associated Presss
  5. Task force seeks solutions to transportation gridlock

    Asked what Deschane had heard from municipal leaders about the issues, he said, “I think the word is ‘help’ with an exclamation point.” With lack of funds in the transportation budget, the focus has been on state projects rather than local projects,.. Roberta Baumann, Waunakee Tribune
  6. Communities Continue To Rethink Sex Offender Residency Rules

    Jenna Merten, Brookfield city attorney, said the change will protect the city from future lawsuits. "If we didn't take this action, our ordinance would be unenforceable and sex offenders could live anywhere," Merten said. Corri Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio
  7. Turner civics students prepare to compete in statewide games

    BELOIT - Turner High School's civics team, proudly known as the Underdogs, are hoping to spank some of the competition from suburban schools they will compete against in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association's first Wisconsin Civics Games, set for Feb. 2. Hillary Gavin, Beloit Daily News
  8. Sun Prairie named Wisconsin Active Together Community

    Sun Prairie starts 2019 recognized as a Wisconsin Active Together Community to promote active lifestyles and for a pledge to foster health too. The newly named Wisconsin Active Together Communities, now reaching 1.4 million Wisconsinites . . . . Sun Prairie Star
  9. Future budgets loom for Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service

    On Dec. 6, Ellsworth Area Ambulance Service Director Jessi Willenbring was working a 24-hour shift. Working extra or long hours have become frequent for Willenbring as the eight-municipality ambulance service has seen dwindling volunteers . . . . David Clarey, River Towns Net
  10. Foxconn announces 1st-round winners in Smart Cities/Smart Futures Contest

    Foxconn Technology Group has announced the selection of 88 first-round winners of the company’s Smart Cities—Smart Futures competition, an initiative that encourages the sharing of fresh ideas and unconventional thinking for the benefit of Wisconsin. Michael Burke, The Journal Times
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