League in the News

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Drivers will feel road improvements

    Jerry Deschane of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities says the new transportation spending plan should help road conditions all over the state. Additional Info...
  7. Only voters could approve new wheel taxes under GOP bill

    Curt Witynski, deputy director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, called the legislation a “classic interference with local decision making.” Additional Info...
  8. Superior Council can select president by drawing cards

    “... utilize the drawing of cards or some other method of chance to resolve the … impasse for council president,” Prell concluded from his research, which was done in consultation with Wisconsin League of Municipalities legal counsel Claire Silverman. Additional Info...
  9. Only voters could approve new wheel taxes under GOP bill

    Curt Witynski, deputy director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, called the legislation a “classic interference with local decision making.” Additional Info...
  10. Wisconsin Republicans searching for deal on road funding

    The idea drew immediate criticism from Jerry Deschane, executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, who said it would do nothing for cities and villages. Additional Info...
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