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Local Government Fiscal Stress in Wisconsin in The Municipality, August 2018

Local Government Fiscal Stress in Wisconsin, published in the August 2018 issue of The Municipality, is the follow-up to Yunji Kim’s article Local Governments and Fiscal Stress (July 2018 The Municipality). In this second article Ms. Kim focuses on what drives fiscal stress and how local governments have responded in Wisconsin. The article begins on […]

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Fall Town and Village Workshops Around the State in September

Fall Town and Village Workshops including Budget and Finance will be presented in nine locations across the state in September. Designed for town and village board chairs and presidents, members and trustees, town and village clerks and clerk-treasurers, topics will include budget preparation, road maintenance, right-of-way safety, DOR updates and forms, legislative update, collecting personal […]

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Articles by Yunji Kim and Chuck Law are in The Municipality, July 2018

These two articles by Local Government Center specialists were published in the July 2018 issue of The Municipality. Local Governments and Fiscal Stress by Yunji Kim, Local Government Specialist, is on page 9. An Examination of Wisconsin BIDs by Chuck Law, Community Planning and Design Specialist and Local Government Center Director and Beth Richmond, Planner, […]

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Wisconsin Town Law Conference August 10, 2018

The Town Law Conference for attorneys and officials representing Wisconsin towns. Register Online Date and Location Friday, August 10, 2018 University of Wisconsin Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI  53706 Schedule 8:30 am – 9:00 am  Registration 9:00 am -10:30 am  State and Federal Court Relief from Licensing and Permit Decisions 10:30 am – […]

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Encouraging Women to Run for Local Elected Office

Jennifer Erickson, Dan Hill, and Victoria Solomon have built on research begun in 2016. They just presented, “Leadership in Local Government: Encouraging Women to Run for Local Elected Office” at the UW Women’s & Gender Studies Consortium’s 41st Wisconsin Women and Gender Studies Conference, April 12-14, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. Their new research, based on […]


New Podcast Series: Local Government Matters

You might be interested in a new podcast series that focuses on local government in Wisconsin, “Local Government Matters.” It’s presented by the Wheeler Report.  Listen to the second episode of “Local Government Matters” where Jerry Deschane of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Mark O’Connell of the Wisconsin Counties Association discuss Dark Stores and how they […]

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2018 Local Land Use, Planning and Zoning Teleconferences February – May

These programs cover topics of interest to Wisconsin local government officials, attorneys, citizens, and land use planners. Each 90-minute teleconference is $20 and includes a digital copy of written materials. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Continuing Maintenance (CM), and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation applied for. Participation in live program qualifies for credit. Topics […]

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News and Notices Fall 2017

News and Notices Fall 2017 Learn from Teleconferences on USB Drives Recorded teleconferences from the 2016-2017 Local Government Issues, Challenges, and Strategies series are available for purchase on USB drives (also known as flash or thumb drives). Voter Registration & ID Broadband in Rural Wisconsin: Taking Steps Forward Assessing and Addressing Local Service Needs Fire […]