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WCA Commends Senator Harsdorf; Representative Loudenbeck for Protecting County Land and Water Conservation Efforts

Posted on May 14, 2015

As deliberations continue on the 2015-2017 State Budget by the Joint Finance Committee (JFC), the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) is commending JFC members Senator Sheila Harsdorf and Representative Amy Loudenbeck for their...

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WCA Capitol Watch for 5.18.2015

Posted on May 11, 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 5.18.2015...

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This Week's WCA eNews Online

Posted on April 24, 2015

"WCA eNews" is the electronic newsletter of the Wisconsin Counties Association and is published regularly. View the April 20, 2015 issue here. To see archived issues, click here.If you'd like to receive "WCA eNews" in your inbox,...

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Local Government Property Insurance Fund Update

Posted on April 22, 2015

On Friday April 17, 2015, the Joint Committee on Finance debated Governor Walker's proposal to close the Local Government Property Insurance Fund. The committee voted unanimously to delay the closure of the fund. Under this action,...

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The Public Finance Authority Passes 100 Mark for Bond Issuances

Posted on April 9, 2015

The Public Finance Authority (PFA) is pleased to announce it has closed more than 100 bond issuances representing more than $2.65 billion in financings throughout 36 states since inception in 2010.A national conduit issuer of...

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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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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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