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The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services is asking local building inspection departments and clerks not to issue building permits for construction projects on public buildings, public structures and places of employment unless the appl...Read on...
The YPSummit is organized by NEWaukee, Wisconsin's nationally known millennial organization.
Their BIG, Audacious Goal? To reverse the migration of talent for the state of Wisconsin. Rather than dwell on the scary statistics, the YPSummit aims to t...Read on...
Provide a link to the State Elections Commission "Bring it to the Ballot" website on your own municipal website, post it in your social media and help to spread the word. This is your resource to help explain the Photo Voter Id law to your con...Read on...
By clicking “Log In” on the MyDashboard bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see...Read on...
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. . . .
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.
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 . . . .
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—
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 25, 2016 The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance was commissioned by the League of Municipalities to review the state of Wisconsin’s cities and villages. This report focused on reviewing the fiscal health, service levels, and employment conditions.
August 11, 2016 Cottage Grove Village Attorney Lee Boushea said that based on a cursory examination, there is not much different between being a village and fourth class city in Wisconsin.
August 3, 2016 Representatives of three local government associations called for the elimination of publication requirements for public notices during a hearing Tuesday at the state Capitol.
July 31, 2016 MILTON—The Milton City Council has the authority to remove one of its members for divulging what happened in a closed session if that behavior is found to be "official misconduct," attorneys told The Gazette.
July 27, 2016Current law requires cities and villages to publish ordinances, minutes, and other notices in their local newspapers, but that could change. The municipalities would like to post that information to their websites. . .
June 23, 2016 MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee can no longer enforce a long-standing requirement that police, firefighters, teachers and other public workers live within city limits, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
June 14, 2016 The cost of delayed road projects is causing local government leaders and lawmakers to reconsider how the state is repairing its ailing network of roads.
June 8, 2016 In a move that city and school officials say has never been done before, the City of Madison agreed this week to lend almost $9.3 million to the Madison School District. . . .
May 26, 2016 MADISON — Municipal leaders in Wisconsin are seeking changes that would hasten the demise of the trend of big box retailers challenging their property tax assessments. . . .
May 18, 2016The Obama administration's new overtime rules are drawing concern from government and charitable groups in Wisconsin, who say the measure would raise their costs beyond their means to pay.
May 18, 2016Business groups and local governments are slamming a new Obama administration rule that would make 4.2 million more full-time salaried workers eligible for overtime pay.
05/13/16 - Wisconsin Public Radio - Group Calls On State To Invest In More In Wisconsin's Roads, Transportation Network05/10/16 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Court rules for disclosure of Wisconsin accident reports05/03/16 - Better Roads - Wisconsin ...Read on...