League in the News

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Wis. solar dispute goes to court after regulators punt

    The League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Wisconsin Association of School Boards each supported the petition. Additional Info...
  9. Proposal Would Allow For Electronic Early Voting In Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Associations and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities have registered their support for the plan. Additional Info...
  10. Joint Finance Committee Transportation Budget Blocks Local Control Of Quarries

    Local government groups ... have been negotiating with Republicans in the state Legislature over road funding for weeks, according to League of Wisconsin Municipalities Deputy Director Curt Witynski. Additional Info...
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