League in the News

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. State law change affects Lac La Belle

    A state zoning law that some Town of Oconomowoc residents had hoped to use to block construction of a corporate headquarters adjacent to the Lac La Belle golf course has been repealed by the state Legislature. “That section was repealed by . . . . Kelly Smith--Special to the Freeman
  5. Report sketches positive portrait of Wisconsin's 'creative' industry

    Some want to grow Wisconsin’s economy by attracting companies that manufacture LCD panels or mine for frac sand, but a new report emphasizes the economic boost that comes from growing the “creative sector.” Arts Wisconsin--in partnership with the League Lisa Neff, Wisconsin Gazette.com
  6. Thiesfeldt Recognized by League of Wisconsin Municipalities

    The League of Wisconsin Municipalities presented Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt with their Champion award at the Fond du Lac City Council this week. Thiesfeldt was recognized for his support of local municipal control on the state level . . . News-Talk KFIZ am 1450 June 28, 2018
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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