League in the News

  1. NW Passage's Elliott to receive arts award

    Northwest Passage and its Director Mark Elliot will be honored as a recipient of the “Arts In The Community Award” Oct. 19 in Appleton. Elliott has led Northwest Passage since 2000. The residential facility on Old Hwy. 35 between Siren and Webster . . . Sept 22 Burnett County Sentinel
  2. Gov. Scott Walker vetoes quarry regulation restriction, says policy deserves full debate

    Gov. Scott Walker has vetoed a last-minute provision in the state budget that would have stripped local governments of the right to regulate quarries. Walker is scheduled to sign the $76 billion two-year spending package Thursday . . . . Chris Hubbuch, La Crosse Tribune
  3. Baraboo joins tax fight against retailers

    Baraboo is joining communities statewide in asking the state Legislature to close a tax loophole exploited by big-box retailers. On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to support a resolution asking for legislation to eliminate the “dark stores” Ben Bromley Baraboo News Republic
  4. Municipalities, Roads Feeling Effects of Budget Squeeze

    Sturgeon Bay’s streets have deteriorated so badly that the city has convened a special committee to investigate funding solutions to improve them, but streets will get worse before they get better. Myles Dannhausen, Jr. Door County Pulse
  5. Local Governments Could Have Less Discretion When Issuing Some Permits

    Local governments would have less discretion to deny permits for things like frac sand mines under legislation being marketed as a "homeowner bill of rights." Rich Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio
  6. Bartender License Application Revised

    The city is implementing a new application process that officials say provides ways to make more accurate final decisions to approve or deny a bartender's license. Beloit Daily News, July 27, 2017 ...
  7. Arts award nominees sought

    Arts Wisconsin is seeking nominations for the 2017 Arts in the Community Awards presented in partnership with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. The awards honor communities and civic leaders around the state for championing the arts . . . The Country Today July 24, 2017
  8. Wisconsin GOP moves to relax property regulations

    Two Republican legislators introduced bills Thursday that would make it easier for people to sell and develop their land and for sand mine companies to win local permits. Local government groups blasted the bill as an attack . . . Todd Richmond Associated Press
  9. Will Court Ruling Help Rich Homeowners?

    Homes make up 72 percent of all real property in Wisconsin. Homeowners will pay more than two-thirds of the $9.6 billion in net property taxes that state and local governments will collect this year. The state Constitution requires a “uniform” tax system. Steven Walters for Urban Milwaukee July 17, 2017
  10. Sun Prairie's Astrella featured on League TV show

    The June guest on the League of Wisconsin Municipalities' “The Local Perspective” is President of the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer for the village of Summit and Sun Prairie resident Chris Astrella. Chris Mertes, The Star
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