League in the News

  1. A Growing Arts Economy Highlights Creative Economy Week

    While the arts are fun and creative, a state arts leader says the arts are also a growing component of an areas economy. The League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Arts Wisconsin are partnering to make this Creative Economy Week. . . . Ken Krall, WXPR Radio May 16, 2018
  2. Baraboo graces cover of statewide magazine

    Baraboo currently graces a magazine cover as the model of an arts-friendly community. The May issue of The Municipality, published by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, features a photo of the Baraboo High School band performing during the . . . . Ben Bromley Baraboo News Republic
  3. Loss of Local Control a Hot Topic at Meeting

    Damage in delivery of essential services by local government due to federal and state erosion of local control was the topic of discussion for about 50 participants at the American Legion Taphouse 138 in Viroqua on Tuesday, April 24. Gillian Pomplun, Crawford County Independent
  4. Growing Concern Over Dark Store Loophole

    The “dark store” controversy now ranks with the failure to pay for long-term highway construction as the most difficult issues facing the governor and legislators seeking reelection in November. Steven Walters for Urban Milwaukee April 23, 2018
  5. Democratic legislators committed to closing ‘dark store loophole’

    State Rep. Jimmy Anderson and other Democratic legislators are assuring Dane County Board members and other local officials of their commitment to legislation that would close the “dark store loophole” used by big box retailers to lower their tax. . . The Herald Independent April 4, 2018
  6. Bill would save municipalities money

    A bill co-authored by 25th Dist. State Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, would allow municipal officials to serve as election officials. The bill has passed both houses of the Legislature and awaits Gov. Scott Walker’s signature. Bob Zientara, Barron News-Shield
  7. Homeowner's tax assessment will drop $800000 after court deems backyard trees agriculture

    Plant the right kinds of trees in your backyard and you could save oodles on your property tax bill, after the state Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday in favor of a Town of Delafield resident. Bruce Vielmetti, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
  8. Walters: Push to expand Abele’s powers dies

    A Capitol push to dramatically increase the powers of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, and allow local government leaders to switch to biennial budgets, is now opposed by other county and local officials. Steven Walters for GazetteXtra
  9. Is a Last-Minute Bill to Help Developers that’s Being Jammed through the Legislature Going to Create

    At first glance, Wisconsin State Assembly Bill 770 (AB 770) looks to be a standard piece of Republican-sponsored legislation meant to clear away regulations on new housing projects. The legislation reads almost like a developer’s wish list. Dan Shaw, Shepherd Express
  10. WalMart Wants Tax Refund Due to "Dark Store Theory"

    Wal-mart is contesting the property assessment of its Minocqua store, contending the property is worth much less and thus it’s due a refund of thousands of dollars it paid in property taxes. Dean S. Acheson, WXPR Radio
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