League in the News

  1. Is 'Asset Recycling' A Fix for Wisconsin Infrastructure Needs?

    Partnerships between private entities and public institutions can foster developments that would otherwise never get off the ground. Take, for instance, the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire — a $60 million, 142,000-square-foot arts . . . Elizabeth Dohms, Wisconsin Public Radio News
  2. Wisconsin lawmakers won't settle debate on liquor licenses for barn wedding venues

    Lawmakers seeking to provide clarity to a longstanding debate over whether owners of barns rented for weddings must obtain liquor licenses won't try to settle the question with legislation. Molly Beck Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  3. Fox conn's 'smart cities' competition drew 325 submissions from Wisconsin colleges

    Foxconn Technology Group received 325 submissions from students, faculty and staff from Wisconsin colleges and universities for the first round of its “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition, according to a company announcement. Kelly Meyerhofer for LaCrosse Tribune
  4. FCC Order on 5G Wireless Network Construction Concerns Some Wisconsin Cities

    Local officials in Wisconsin say a Federal Communications Commission order aimed at helping build the next generation of high-speed, wireless internet is a giveaway to telecommunication companies that strips government of local control. Rich Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio
  5. Walmart sues city over tax funds

    MONROE — A well-known corporation has filed a lawsuit against the city to recover funds it claims the city took illegitimately through property taxes. Bridget Cooke, Monroe Times
  6. La Crosse area officials: Dark store loophole unfair to homeowners

    What’s known as the dark store loophole unfairly shifts the tax burden from big box stores to homeowners and small businesses La Crosse’s elected officials said Monday during a town hall event with the area’s state representatives. Jourdan Vian, La Crosse Tribune
  7. New Sauk County Attorney has been 'effective advocate' for local governments

    As assistant counsel with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Daniel Olson spent his days providing guidance to local government attorneys. From his office in Madison, Olson took anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 phone calls each year . . . . Tim Damos, Baraboo News Republic
  8. Development in cities, villages hit $5.6 billion in 2016, report shows

    Development in Wisconsin’s 600 cities and villages hit $5.6 billion in 2016, marking the largest increase since the Great Recession, according to a recent report from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. But the benefits of economic development . . . WisBusiness.Com
  9. Dary: Investment in the arts boosts state's economy

    There are some truly amazing things going on in Wisconsin! There’s exciting growth in community engagement, reimagining of public spaces and our creative economy programs are stronger than ever. Wisconsin is poised to become a cultural magnet . . . . Beth Dary Special to The Kenosha News, 7/26/28
  10. Sturgeon Bay Wal-Mart gets reassessed in dark store case

    The city of Sturgeon Bay and Wal-Mart will head to mediation this fall to discuss the store’s current property assessment. Last September, the Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust filed a suit against the city in Door County Circuit Court . . . . Tim Kowols, Door County News, July 20, 2018
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