League in the News

  1. Registration open for 2020 Wisconsin Civics Games; $2K scholarship up for grabs

    In 2017, three in five Wisconsin municipalities reported an average of 1 or fewer candidates for each village board or city council seat, according to ... a report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Additional Info...
  2. Foxconn launches second year of "Smart Cities-Smart Futures" competition in Wisconsin

    The competition also is supported by several groups, including the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, the Wisconsin Technology Council, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the WiSys Technology Foundation, ..., Foxconn said. Additional Info...
  3. Property assessments up in Wisconsin but construction lags

    "It’s great news. It’s a sign the state’s economy is doing well. But the problem is we have chained local governments to an anchor," said Jerry Deschane executive director for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Additional Info...
  4. Property Assessments Up In Wisconsin But Construction Lags

    "It’s great news. It’s a sign the state’s economy is doing well. But the problem is we have chained local governments to an anchor," said Jerry Deschane executive director for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Additional Info...
  5. Capital City Sunday: Transportation Grants

    Jerry Deschane, the League's Executive Director sat down with WKOW-ABC 27 Capitol Bureau Chief Emilee Fannon for a Capital City Sunday interview on transportation aids. Additional Info...
  6. Wisconsin local governments now have access to $75 million in new transportation grants

    "Cities and villages statewide are grateful that the one budget issue upon which both the Legislature and the governor agreed was the need to further boost transportation aids for local governments,” League ... Assistant Director Curt Witynski said. Additional Info...
  7. Small town forum series may be the summer road trip Cambridge-Deerfield needs

    ... Wisconsin Rural Partners, in cooperation with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, USDA, UW-Extension, Wisconsin Downtown Action Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, is hosting four Small Community Forums across the state. Additional Info...
  8. City water bills could increase again; hydrant fee proposed to shift

    As explained by the League ...: “a municipality is allowed to increase its levy over the amount it levied in the prior year by the percentage increase in equalized value from net new construction. ... Additional Info...
  9. Green Bay looks to address affordable housing shortage ... by closing TIFs

    A January 2018 League ... feature on the extension found six communities — Milwaukee, Madison, Fitchburg, Appleton, Monona and La Crosse — out of 600 cities and villages in the state, have used TIF to fund affordable housing efforts. Additional Info...
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