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Sep 29, 2021

Bill to give Wisconsin cities new way to clean up contamination in blighted buildings

Lawmakers held a public hearing Wednesday on a bill that would give Wisconsin municipalities a new means of tearing down blighted buildings that contain asbestos and other contaminants.

May 4, 2021

Common Council approves Milwaukee Tool’s downtown project

The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved a deal with Brookfield-based Milwaukee Tool to support the manufacturer's plans to turn a vacant downtown building into offices for at least 1,200 employees.

Jun 25, 2020

Report finds Mount Pleasant on sound footing despite Foxconn’s shortfalls

Entering the COVID-19 outbreak, Mount Pleasant enjoyed enough reserves and revenue to weather the pandemic, even with the $200 million in debt the village had amassed to help with the construction of Foxconn Technology Group's massive campus, according to a report released this week.

Feb 20, 2020

Little Chute seeks exception to TIF rules for $140M dairy plant

State lawmakers are pushing a bill to provide support to a $140 million cheese-processing plant in the village of Little Chute, a project officials hope will help prop up the Fox Valley's struggling dairy industry.

Feb 6, 2020

Lawmakers advance tax breaks for UW Hospital projects

A state Senate committee has given a favorable recommendation to legislation that would ensure contractors get the same tax breaks when they buy materials for UW hospital projects as they now receive for other sorts of nonprofit work.

Feb 4, 2020

Bill would bend Wisconsin TIF policies to back affordable housing

A bill in the state Legislature would allow Wisconsin cities to push out the expiration dates of tax-increment-financing districts to support the construction of affordable housing.

Jan 2, 2020

Lawmakers moving forward with bill to restrict TIFs

A bill meant to rein in the use of an incentive Wisconsin cities use to advance new development will most likely get a public hearing before a state Senate committee next week.

Jul 22, 2019

Judge rejects two challenges of TIFs in Eau Claire

An Eau Claire County judge last week tossed out two lawsuits challenging the city of Eau Claire's use of a common incentive to encourage redevelopment projects in its central city.

Apr 23, 2019

GETTING IN A TIF: Lawsuit questions Eau Claire’s use of development district

Eau Claire is faced with yet another legal challenge from familiar plaintiffs over its use of a development district after the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld its right to pay developers cash incentives last summer.

Oct 29, 2018

Furniture store opens new location in Grand Chute

In an age when brick-and-mortar shops are closing left and right and online shopping is becoming ever more popular, why would one man decide to tear down an old factory and put up his own 100,000-square-foot store?

Jul 30, 2018

Sheboygan plans to use TIF district for downtown ‘innovation hub’

The city of Sheboygan is seeking to spur the redevelopment of a 108-acre site in its central city using a plan that’s scheduled to go before local officials next month. […]

Feb 9, 2018

Bill meant to ease way for residential developments headed to Assembly

State lawmakers are moving to take up a bill that would make a series of big changes to what restrictions local governments can impose on residential-property developments.


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