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Sep 30, 2021

Schoemann named president of Wisconsin County Executives and Administrators Association

Following a unanimous vote at the 2021 Wisconsin Counties Association Annual Conference, held Sept. 26-28 in La Crosse, Washington County Executive Josh Schoemann was named president of the Wisconsin County Executives and Administrators Association Inc.

Jan 14, 2021

Counties to start using Construction Business Group’s bidder database

Wisconsin county governments may soon begin using a database that a construction trade group developed to help make sure contractors bidding on public projects are on the up and up.

Jan 30, 2019

Evers: Lincoln Hills closing must be pushed back 2 years

Officials in Gov. Tony Evers' administration told lawmakers on Tuesday that plans to close the state's juvenile prisons ought to be delayed by two years, pushing back the 2021 deadline in state law that the Legislature unanimously approved last year.

Jan 11, 2019

County officials seek to raise bidding threshold to welcome design-build firms

Various county officials are calling for a change to Wisconsin's bidding rules to allow design-build contractors to compete for more work — a tweak they say could save taxpayers money.

Oct 26, 2018

Local officials: Unanswered questions about bridge plans part of pattern of silence at WisDOT

Local office holders say they have been waiting for weeks for answers to questions about a Wisconsin Department of Transportation plan calling for historically high spending on state bridges.

Oct 15, 2018

Wisconsin voters to consider closing ‘dark store’ loophole

Wisconsin voters will decide this fall if lawmakers should close the state's so-called "dark store" loophole.

Sep 24, 2018

Gov. Walker floats increase in transportation aid to counties during speech

With only weeks to go before he tries for election to a third term in office, Gov. Scott Walker is coming forward with a plan that would increase by about 50 percent the amount of money Wisconsin counties get in the form of infrastructure aid.

May 12, 2016

Campaign to tell lawmakers: Just Fix It

With a relatively new campaign, industry officials are hoping that business owners and local officeholders will be able to succeed at what roadbuilders and state officials have tried to do for years: Persuade lawmakers to raise additional money for transportation projects.

Apr 15, 2015

Walker’s proposed change for assessors removed from budget

Gov. Scott Walker's proposal changing who does property assessments in Wisconsin has been removed from his budget.

Feb 4, 2015

Vos says Bucks arena plan has ‘zero chance’

Gov. Scott Walker's plan for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena has "zero chance" of passing the Wisconsin state Legislature in its current form, Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told county officials at a meeting Wednesday.

Dec 10, 2014

Groups float ideas to fill gap in road money

Wisconsin cities, towns and counties joined together Wednesday to encourage that everything, from a new personal property tax on vehicles to regional cooperatives that would share resources, should be considered to help pay for local roads' needs.

Sep 14, 2014

New coalition pushes for transportation spending

Wisconsin's highways are aging, congestion is worsening in Milwaukee, Madison and other urban areas and there is demand for public transit, even in rural areas, that isn't being met.


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