League in the News

  1. Baraboo seeks changes in highway funding

    September 26, 2016 Baraboo is joining municipalities across Wisconsin in asking lawmakers to change the way road work is funded. On Monday, the City Council’s public safety committee voted unanimously to approve a resolution. . . . Ben Bromeley Baraboo News Republic
  2. Turnout for Transportation calls for solutions

    September 22, 2016 Three local governmental associations will hold an event drawing attention to the need to find a sustainable solution to Wisconsin’s transportation challenge. Milton Courier
  3. Appleton not alone in being sued over cell towers

    September 6, 2016 Appleton isn't the only community in Wisconsin that's headed to the courthouse over cell towers. Although the state law regulating cell tower sites is relatively new, both Eau Claire and Prairie du Sac have faced legal hurdles . . . . Madeleine Behr, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
  4. Our Views: Act 10's big winner: taxpayers

    September 7, 2016 Protesters descending on the Capitol five years ago in a desperate bid to stop Act 10’s passage were right about one thing: They had a lot to lose. But as a growing body of evidence suggests, their loss has been the taxpayers’ gain— Gazette Editorial Board, Janesville Gazette Xtra
  5. Study: Smaller villages struggling

    Four out of 10 municipalities said budget conditions had improved since 2010, while 30% said it had worsened. Among larger cities, 45% reported better and 21% reported worse budget conditions. Among smaller villages. . . 32% percent said it was worse. 08/26/2016 The Chippewa Herald
  6. Study: Smaller villages struggling more than bigger cities with economic recovery

    August 26, 2016 Jerry Deschane, executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, said . . . the report reveals troubling trends for smaller municipalities, which are just as vital to the health of Wisconsin’s economy as the larger cities. The Journal Times
  7. New Report Outlines Challenges Facing Wisconsin Municipalities

    08/26/2016 A new report from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance details the challenges facing cities and villages throughout the state. We'll learn more from LWM Executive Director Jerry Deschane. J. Carlisle Larsen for Wisconsin Public Radio
  8. Civic Engagement Lacking in Cities and Villages, Report Shows

    Civic engagement in small cities and villages is rising toward the top of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities' priority list following a report on overall municipal health. 08/26/2016 WisPolitics.com
  9. Study: Smaller villages struggling more than bigger cities with economic recovery

    Wisconsin’s cities and villages are scaling back road repairs in the face of state aid cuts, and smaller villages have struggled more than larger cities to recover from the Great Recession, according to a new study. Matthew DeFour for the Wisconsin State Journal
  10. NEWSMAKERS: State of Cities and Villages

    August 25, 2016 A study of Wisconsin’s 597 cities and villages found that debt service made up 21.7% of spending. Commissioned by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the study also found the smallest cities and villages have the biggest problems. WisconsinEye Studio
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