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Useful Web Links Related to Local Government

These web links are of general utility, organized to help you locate key sites. On specific topics, please also look for Internet links on any of our content area pages.

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Wisconsin Local Governments

Associations

Local government units have created associations to provide information to members and maintain a voice in the state legislature. They are an excellent place to look for timely news and useful contact people.

Wisconsin Counties Association
Wisconsin Towns Association
League of Wisconsin Municipalities
Wisconsin City/County Management Association
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association

Counties in Wisconsin

Web pages of individual counties - listed on Wi.Gov
Cooperative Extension county offices

Municipalities in Wisconsin (Towns, Cities, Villages)

The following links are not exhaustive. Not every municipality has a website, is a member of a given association, or has sent a link to Wi.Gov. If you still can't find the municipality you are searching for, try an Internet search engine such as Google.

Web pages of municipalities - listed on Wi.Gov
Web pages of towns - from Wisconsin Towns Association
Web pages of cities - from Wisconsin Alliance of Cities (members)
Web pages of cities and villages - from League of Wisconsin Municipalities (members)

GREAT (Graphing Revenues, Expenditures, and Taxes)

GREAT software, available through the UW Wisconsin-Madison Applied Population Laboratory, makes it possible for Wisconsin towns, cities, villages, and counties to compare their revenues, expenditures, and taxes to other places of similar population.

GREAT

Wisconsin State Agencies

The following links to state agencies, departments, bureaus, and other units are not exhaustive, but represent links our web visitors use frequently. Use the Wi.Gov portal for additional access to state agencies. The online directory and Blue Book may also guide you in your search.

Guides

State of Wisconsin Internet Portal (Wi.Gov) - Link to state agencies, services, jobs, and more
Wisconsin Blue Book - Phone and e-mail directory for state employees
State of Wisconsin Online Directory - Guide to state officials, constitution, branches of government, and miscellaneous facts

Agencies

Department of Revenue
Department of Administration, Bureau of Intergovernmental Relations
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Ethics Division
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - Elections Division
Wisconsin Historical Society Local Government Records Program

State Legislature

Local governments are granted a degree of autonomy, but still must comply with statutory requirements. The following links will help users locate information about the lawmakers and legislation.

Wisconsin State Legislature
Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council
Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau Publications
Wisconsin Legislative Documents Search (Statutes, Acts, Administrative Code, and more)
Wisconsin Statutes Table of Contents (with links to current version of statutes in PDF form)

University of Wisconsin System

University of Wisconsin System
-- University of Wisconsin-Extension
-- University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
-- UW-Cooperative Extension--County and Area Offices
govtraining.org - University of Wisconsin Local Government Educational Programs
Agricultural and Applied Economics - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Applied Population Laboratory - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Center for Community Economic Development - UW-Extension Cooperative Extension
Center for Cooperatives - University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW-Extension
Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Certificate in Public Administration - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Certified Public Manager Program - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Criminal Justice Program- University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Distance Education Clearinghouse - UW-Extension
Engineering Professional Development - UW-Extension Continuing Education Extension
Environmental Resources Center - UW-Extension Cooperative Extension
Governmental Affairs Consortium - University of Wisconsin-Extension
GREAT Graphing Revenues, Expenditures, and Taxes - Applied Population Laboratory - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) - University of Wisconsin-Madison
La Follette School of Public Affairs - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Local Call Blog - UW-Extension Cooperative Extension - Local Government Center
Local Government Education Programs - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Nonprofit Administration Certificate Program - University of Wisconsin-Superior
Nonprofit Management Education Center - Learner Resource Center - UW-Extension Cooperative Extension
Department of Political Science - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Rural Sociology - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Transportation Information Center - UW-Extension - Newsletter, publications, videotape library for local governments
Department of Urban and Regional Planning - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mastersinpublicadministration.com - Comprehensive list of MPA programs throughout the United States, including programs available through the UW system

U.S. Federal Government

Executive Branch - Agencies

EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Highway Administration
Environmental Information Sources - U.S. EPA
U.S. Census Bureau
-- Federal, State and Local Governments
-- Census Publications [County Business Patterns] - 1993-2004
-- American FactFinder - Population, housing, economic, and geographic data; County Business Patterns after 2004
-- State and County QuickFacts - quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography
Rural Information Center (USDA) - provides services for rural communities and local officials.

Legislative Branch

THOMAS - In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress
Today on FedNet- Listen to lived U.S. house and Senate hearings

General Federal Government Information Sources

State and Local Employees - Portal on USA.gov with many links useful to local government officials
Fedstats- One stop shopping for federal statistics
GSA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Programs- all federal programs available to state and local governments
Project Vote Smart - Aids for voters
The Hill - The Capitol Newspaper (tm)- Breaking news about federal government

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