League in the News

  1. Alderman Johnson Represents Milwaukee at Local Government Day

    Cavalier Johnson, Alderman of the 2nd District, joined local government officials and staff from across the state for the First Annual Local Government and Utility Day on May 10 in Madison. City and village officials, as well as municipal . . . Milwaukee Independent May 15, 2017
  2. GOP Lawmakers Unveil Bills Targeting Big Box Stores

    Big box stores in Wisconsin are being targeted in a pair of Republican-backed bills unveiled Wednesday at the state Capitol. The bills unveiled Wednesday set up a fight pitting retail giants like Target, Menards and Walgreens against Wisconsin . . . By Shamane Mills and The Associated Press
  3. Wisconsin lawmakers look to close ‘dark store’ loophole

    Legislation being introduced at the Capitol could change the way major retailers have their property taxes assessed. The package of bills from Republican lawmakers would reverse a 2008 State Supreme Court ruling that changed . . . . Andrew Beckett Wisconsin Radio Network
  4. GOP bills target 'dark store' big-box tax strategy based on Madison court ruling

    May 4, 2017 Republican state lawmakers have unveiled a pair of bills they say would prevent owners of big-box retail stores from lowering their property tax bills while shifting local tax burdens to small businesses and homeowners. Mark Sommerhauser Wisconsin State Journal
  5. Wisconsin business lobby fights funding plan to remove lead from drinking water

    April 19, 2017 Wisconsin’s business lobby spoke out publicly Tuesday against a bipartisan legislative proposal to replace thousands of underground pipes that leach toxic lead into drinking water. Steven Verburg Wisconsin State Journal
  6. Groups soliciting nominations

    April 14, 2017 The Wisconsin Economic Development Association along with award partners--the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., the Wisconsin Counties Association and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities are soliciting nominations . . . . Jennifer McBride La Crosse Tribune
  7. Transportation Shakeup Leaves Local Governments Wondering What's Next

    April 10, 2017 The decision by state lawmakers to set aside Gov. Scott Walker's transportation budget has left county, city and town government leaders wondering what's next, especially since they would have been among the biggest winners . . . . Shawn Johnson for WPR News
  8. Health Alliance Brings Together Statewide Partners

    Across Wisconsin, opportunities to live a long, healthy life are not shared equally by all. Many of Wisconsin’s health outcomes lag behind national averages, and the state is home to some of the most extreme health disparities in the nation. UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  9. Wisconsin lawmakers target adults who host underage drinkers

    Adults who let teenagers drink in their homes would be breaking the law under a proposal two Republican Wisconsin lawmakers are circulating. The bill would address what Rep. Andre Jacque and Sen. Van Wanggaard call the "social host" loophole . . . . CARA LOMBARDO Associated Press
  10. WHEDA and League of Wisconsin Municipalities launch new partnership

    The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities (the League) are joining together in a new partnership designed to help municipalities learn more about and gain access to WHEDA financing tools. WHEDA
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