League in the News

  1. Cities brood over 'dark store' tax lawsuits

    Big-box retailers are suing Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and other Wisconsin cities to lower their property tax load with a legal loophole that opponents say will cause cities to raise residential taxes to make up the difference. Nate Beck, USA Network-Wisconsin
  2. Cities Look To Voters, Other Revenue Sources To Fund Services

    The leader of one northern Wisconsin city says they will be relying more on tax revenues it brings in from an oil terminal to help balance its budget in the future. Some cities are trying to find ways to maintain the same level of services. . . WPR News December 22, 2016
  3. Jerry Deschane: Ask community members to run for office

    Wisconsin not only has a workforce shortage, but in many cases it also has a candidate shortage. According to the 2016 State of Wisconsin Cities and Villages Report. . . most local government positions have one or fewer candidates on the ballot Jerry Deschane for The Chippewa Herald
  4. Brookfield sends message to combat big retail loopholes

    Brookfield’s aldermen unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night that urged Gov. Scott Walker and the state legislature to close loopholes that are causing property taxes in many municipalities to be shifted more onto the shoulders of residents. . . Geoff Bruce, Brookfield Elmgrove NOW
  5. WECC's Energy Finance Solutions Launches PACE Wisconsin Program

    WECC's Energy Finance Solutions (EFS) has launched PACE Wisconsin, a statewide program which enables commercial property owners to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation improvements. Marketwired - December 05, 2016
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    Dark store theory: The move big box retailers are making that could cost you big bucks

    Local municipalities are losing millions each year, and thousands of dollars are being spent on legal fees. It's an issue that's been steadily creeping into Wisconsin -- big box stores appealing their assessed values to pay lower property taxes. Brittany Shannon - Fox 6 News
  7. Ashland Mayor Lewis Appointed to League of Wisconsin Municipalities Board

    Ashland, WI – Mayor Debra Lewis was recently appointed to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Board of Directors. The 16-member League Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the League. The Wheeler Report
  8. Climate Corner: Wisconsin’s Most Innovative Counties and Municipalities Join Together

    November 22, 2016 A diverse group of Wisconsin cities, villages and counties have joined with the Department of Natural Resources and several nonprofit organizations to help each other advance sustainability goals. Curt Witynski for Door County Pulse
  9. City of Sturgeon Bay Supports “Just Fix it WI” Initiative

    November 16, 2017 The Sturgeon Bay City Council went on record in support of the statewide initiative of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities urging the governor and state legislature to agree upon a sustainable solution . . . Roger Levendusky for WDOR 93.9 FM
  10. Fix state's roads, transportation budget

    November 12, 2016 “Just Fix It” was echoed from every corner of the state on Sept. 29 when thousands of local government leaders and concerned citizens brought attention to an issue that has moved to the forefront on their “to do” list . . . Mark O'Connell, et.al., Daily Tribune
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