League in the News

  1. Few challengers in local primary elections

    February 19, 2017 When Keir Dvorachek filed his candidacy for Appleton District 15 alderman, he expected competitors to emerge. But that didn't happen. While he can rest a bit easier knowing he's alone on the ballot this spring, a challenger . . . Madeleine Behr , USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
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    Mayor Esser participates in League’s ‘Lobby Day’

    February 19, 2017 Sun Prairie Mayor Paul Esser met with State 46th Assembly Rep. Gary Hebl of Sun Prairie and State Senator Mark Miller at the State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 15 to advocate on behalf of the City of Sun Prairie. The Star (Sun Prairie)
  3. FOX 11 Investigates: Should government legal notices still be published in newspapers?

    Flip open a newspaper and you may find a section of legal notices. They've been around since at least the 1800s. "It's a system that's worked for a lot of years and it still does work," said Beth Wenzel, fourth-generation owner . . . ." by Robert Hornacek, Fox 11 News
  4. As Wisconsin Legislature Debates Roads, Local Officials Make Economic Development Case

    February 16, 2017A recent survey of officials from the nearly 600 Wisconsin cities and villages belonging to the League of Wisconsin Municipalities shows economic development is the top priority of the group. Executive Director Jerry Deschane said . . . John Davis, Wisconsin Public Radio
  5. Scott Walker's proposed budget largely a 'status quo' for Madison, municipalities

    February 10, 2017 Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget largely offers status quo funding for the city of Madison, with new funding for transportation and concerns about some specifics like a cap on historic tax credit resources. Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal
  6. Bill would let utilities offer loans to replace lead pipes

    February 2, 2017 People who want to replace lead service lines into their homes and businesses could seek loans from utilities under a proposal in the Wisconsin Senate. By CARA LOMBARDO Associated Press
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    Lobbyist's legislative agenda hits close to home for Baraboo

    January 26, 2017 Baraboo is hardly alone in its struggles with road repairs, tax assessments and cell tower sites. On Tuesday, the executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities laid out for the City Council his organization’s legislative... Ben Bromley Baraboo News Republic
  8. "Dark Store" Loophole Threatens Local Tax Dollars

    Large retailers are using a legal tax loophole to challenge their property tax assessments, the latest one affecting the city of Rhinelander. The city was notified January 11, that Menards has filed a claim of excessive assessment . . . WSAU News January 22, 2017
  9. 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
  10. 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
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