WCA Capitol Watch for 3.23.2015

Posted on March 23, 2015

Capitol Watch is a weekly update for members during the legislative session and features legislative news, bill drafts and co-sponsorship letters, recently introduced legislation and other relevant information.Read the 3.23.2015...

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"What are Counties" Toolkit Now Available Online!

Posted on February 12, 2015

On Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the WCA Legislative Exchange in Madison, the Wisconsin Counties Association launched a new toolkit for county officials and interested parties to help educate people on the role of counties in their...

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Updated 2015-2017 State Biennial Budget Summary

Posted on February 4, 2015

Governor Scott Walker released his proposed state budget to a joint session of the Legislature on February 3, 2015. The budget is introduced as Assembly Bill 21 /Senate Bill 21. Highlights of the Governor's $68.3 billion spending...

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LGI Releases Report: Filling the Potholes: A New Look at Funding Local Transportation in Wisconsin

Posted on December 10, 2014

The Local Government Institute, which includes the Wisconsin Counties Association, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Wisconsin Towns Association commissioned and released a Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance report entitled...

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This Week's WCA eNews Online

Posted on November 21, 2014

"WCA eNews" is the electronic newsletter of the Wisconsin Counties Association and is published regularly. Find the November 17, 2014 issue of the publication here.To see archived issues, click here.If you'd like to receive "WCA...

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WCA Commends Feds for Approval of Madison-Reedsburg Rail Line Purchase

Posted on November 20, 2014

The Wisconsin Counties Association is commending last week's approval of a 70-mile stretch of rail line from Madison to Reedsburg, as well as Reedsburg to Cottage Grove, by the federal Surface Transportation Board. “This...

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WisDOT Transportation Proposal Summary

Posted on November 19, 2014

On Friday November 14, 2014 the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) submitted its budget request to the Governor for consideration. Highlights of the proposal include: Transportation Facility Improvement Program(Local...

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Local Government Groups: 2015-2017 Transportation Budget Offers Comprehensive Plan That Addresses State and Local Needs

Posted on November 17, 2014

As an agricultural, tourist and manufacturing state, Wisconsin's economy is heavily dependent on a healthy transportation system. Without significant investment in this network, our state's economic potential is limited at best.On...

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WCA Officers for 2014-2015: Milwaukee County Supervisor Willie Johnson, Jr. Elected President

Posted on October 7, 2014

Milwaukee County Supervisor Willie Johnson, Jr. has been elected president of the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) during the 76th WCA Annual Conference in Sauk County. “Supervisor Johnson, Jr. is a strong and solid...

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Representative John Nygren Named 2014 "WCA Friend of County Government"

Posted on September 23, 2014

The Wisconsin Counties Association has named Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) as the 2014 recipient of their “Friend of County Government.”This is the highest honor given by the Association to an individual...

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