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May 22, 2023

Oak Creek woman sentenced to 4-1/2 years for embezzling from landscaping company

Investigators said a 53-year-old Oak Creek woman embezzled more than $600,000 from a landscaping company while she worked as a secretary there.

Sep 19, 2022

Wisconsin sees slight construction growth over last year, industry jobs excel

Several Wisconsin counties saw slight growth in new construction over the last year while a dozen saw less than 1% growth, according to a state revenue department report. Meanwhile, construction was among employment sectors which exceeded 2019 levels, according to a separate report. 

Dec 29, 2021

Tax plan deserves debate

Wisconsin conservatives last week posed a plan to eliminate Wisconsin’s income tax — which is the ninth highest in the country – and instead boost the state’s sales tax from 5% to 8%.

Feb 11, 2021

Task force: General contractors should be liable for jobsite wage theft

A state task force on worker misclassification recommended on Thursday that Wisconsin draw up rules to hold general contractors accountable for any wage theft that might occur on their jobsites.

Jul 17, 2020

Northeastern Wisconsin manure spill thinning as it nears bay

A manure spill from a northeastern Wisconsin farm is thinning as it flows downstream toward the bay of Green Bay, state environmental officials said Thursday.

Jul 8, 2020

Miller Park board left holding an extra $4.3 million after ending regional sales tax

Approving the regional sales tax to pay for Miller Park took more than one vote by the state Senate and ended up costing one lawmaker his political career after he switched his vote in the middle of the night back in 1995.

Oct 10, 2019

Bill giving tax break for apprenticeships moves ahead

A state bill that would give thousands of workers and businesses a tax break for participating in apprenticeships is moving ahead after getting a public hearing on Thursday.

Oct 26, 2018

Nov. 6 elections will set the tone for coming budget talks

With Nov. 6 less than two weeks away, many Wisconsinites have their attention firmly fixed on the general election.

Feb 27, 2012

Millions at stake with no-bid work in Milwaukee

A looming deadline to file an assessment report is pressuring the city of Milwaukee to approve two no-bid contracts.

Aug 27, 2010

Troubled TIF districts threaten municipalities (UPDATE)

By Marie Rohde Property taxes in the tiny central Wisconsin village of Warrens soared by 40 percent last year and things don’t look much better for this year. Warrens is […]

Aug 13, 2010

Wisconsin overall property values plummet by 3.13 percent

The value of state property dropped by more than $16 billion in the past year, according the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, but assessors warn that property owners should not expect a decrease in their upcoming tax bills.

Dec 3, 2009

TIF bill targets exemption trend (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder State lawmakers, tired of dealing with every tax-incremental financing hiccup from every city, village and town in the state, just want to make it easier to create […]


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