League in the News

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. States Challenge Retailers on Dark Store Loophole for Tax Assessments

    When it comes to negotiating fair property values, commercial real estate professionals and state officials have generally managed the process by knowing when to compromise and when to push back forcefully. . . . Donna Mitchell for National Real Estate Investor
  8. Fighting the “Dark Store Loophole”

    February 13, 2017 - With a resolution recently adopted by the Milwaukee Common Council, the city joins municipalities across the state, and nation, in a fight against a legal loophole allowing large corporations to massively reduce their property taxes. Graham Kilmer--Urban Milwaukee
  9. WNA testifies against Assembly Bill 70

    MADISON — Representatives from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association on Wednesday testified before the state Assembly Committee on Local Government to oppose a bill that would do-away with the newspaper publication of local government meeting minutes. March 9, 2017 - Burnett County Sentinel
  10. Reedsburg leaders participate in Lobby Day

    The city administrator and 2 aldermen from Reedsburg have made their voices heard in Madison. Stephen Compton, as well as Common Council members Calvin Craker and Jason Schulte, joined the League of Wisconsin Municipalities’ Lobby Day on Feb. 22. Heather Stanek, Reedsburg Times Press
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