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Jan 18, 2023

Lawsuit challenging Madison bird-safe glass ordinance delivered to appeals court

WILL's lawsuit challenging a bird-safe glass ordinance in Madison is waiting to be picked up by judges in the Court of Appeals.

Jan 4, 2023

Madison responds after construction groups appeal bird protection building ordinance

Madison officials responded after four trades groups appealed a city ordinance to require bird safe glass in new large building projects.

Sep 1, 2022

Construction, development groups appeal Dane County judge’s bird-ordinance ruling

A legal firm representing a group of construction and development interests formally filed an appeal Wednesday after a Dane County judge ruled in favor of an ordinance requiring high-rise buildings to be designed to prevent bird collisions. 

Transportation-utility fees are being adopted to pay for road repairs
Jul 15, 2022

Local officials turn to ‘transportation utility’ charges for roads; court challenges stand in their way

With inflation only making the perennial problem of paying for road projects worse, local governments in Wisconsin are turning to a new means of raising revenue.

May 4, 2022

Panel suspends rule regulating pool standards at Wisconsin rental properties

Wisconsin homeowners are getting at least a temporary reprieve from a rule calling on them to obtain a commercial pool license before listing their pools or hot tubs on sites […]

Nov 16, 2021

High court hears challenge of sales tax used for Resch Expo, other projects

A case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday threatens to invalidate a Brown County sales tax used to reduce debt and pay for road work, a new expo center and other projects.

Nov 5, 2021

Manufacturers sue over federal vaccine mandates for workers

Two Wisconsin manufacturers are among those suing to block the Biden administration from instituting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private-sector workers.

Aug 19, 2021

Conservatives ask justices to toss Dane County mask mandate

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm asked the state Supreme Court to toss out Dane County’s new mask mandate Wednesday, saying county health […]

Jul 22, 2021

Lawsuit challenges Madison building ordinance meant to protect birds

A group of construction and development interests filed suit against the city of Madison on Thursday over an ordinance local officials adopted last summer to require that new high-rise buildings be designed in a way intended to prevent bird collisions.

May 5, 2021

Legal action questions town’s adoption of fee to pay for infrastructure projects

A conservative legal group this week laid the groundwork for a lawsuit against an Outagamie County town over its adoption of a fee to pay for road work as municipalities around the state grapple with affording needed infrastructure projects.

Mar 3, 2021

Groups file formal objection to Madison’s bird ordinance

A group of construction and development trade groups filed a formal objection on Wednesday to rules the city of Madison enacted last summer to require that new high-rise buildings have features to protect birds.

Feb 3, 2021

No voters targeted for purge voted in Wisconsin in 2020

The number of voters identified as possibly having moved in Wisconsin decreased by two-thirds before the November presidential election, and none of the people still on the list cast ballots in 2020, the state Elections Commission reported Wednesday.


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