League in the News

  1. FCC Order on 5G Wireless Network Construction Concerns Some Wisconsin Cities

    Local officials in Wisconsin say a Federal Communications Commission order aimed at helping build the next generation of high-speed, wireless internet is a giveaway to telecommunication companies that strips government of local control. Rich Kremer Wisconsin Public Radio
  2. Walmart sues city over tax funds

    MONROE — A well-known corporation has filed a lawsuit against the city to recover funds it claims the city took illegitimately through property taxes. Bridget Cooke, Monroe Times
  3. La Crosse area officials: Dark store loophole unfair to homeowners

    What’s known as the dark store loophole unfairly shifts the tax burden from big box stores to homeowners and small businesses La Crosse’s elected officials said Monday during a town hall event with the area’s state representatives. Jourdan Vian, La Crosse Tribune
  4. New Sauk County Attorney has been 'effective advocate' for local governments

    As assistant counsel with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Daniel Olson spent his days providing guidance to local government attorneys. From his office in Madison, Olson took anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 phone calls each year . . . . Tim Damos, Baraboo News Republic
  5. Development in cities, villages hit $5.6 billion in 2016, report shows

    Development in Wisconsin’s 600 cities and villages hit $5.6 billion in 2016, marking the largest increase since the Great Recession, according to a recent report from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities. But the benefits of economic development . . . WisBusiness.Com
  6. Dary: Investment in the arts boosts state's economy

    There are some truly amazing things going on in Wisconsin! There’s exciting growth in community engagement, reimagining of public spaces and our creative economy programs are stronger than ever. Wisconsin is poised to become a cultural magnet . . . . Beth Dary Special to The Kenosha News, 7/26/28
  7. Sturgeon Bay Wal-Mart gets reassessed in dark store case

    The city of Sturgeon Bay and Wal-Mart will head to mediation this fall to discuss the store’s current property assessment. Last September, the Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust filed a suit against the city in Door County Circuit Court . . . . Tim Kowols, Door County News, July 20, 2018
  8. Arts Wisconsin seeks nominations for 2018 Arts in the Community Awards

    The tenth annual Arts in the Community Awards, presented by Arts Wisconsin in partnership with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, honor communities and civic leaders around the state for championing the arts as integral to economic, educational . . . Anne Katz, Press Release July 11, 2018
  9. Our Views: Times to End Disparity in Act 10

    A June 27 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court helped bring Wisconsin police and firefighter unions closer to parity with the state’s other public-sector unions, but a major disparity remains—they still can collectively bargain. GazetteXtra July 9, 2018
  10. Regional Arts Activity Highlighted at Rural Arts Forum

    “Your stories are so inspiring.” commented MaryAnn Lippert after listening to reports about arts activity from eight northwest Wisconsin communities. Lippert is the director for the northern region of the Wisconsin Department of Administration. Harriet Rice, Burnett County Sentinel
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