Something the Legislature Did Impacts You.
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In June's The Municipality Curt Witynski, Deputy Executive Director and League Lobbyist provides a comprehensive summary of the legislation impacting your municipality. If you haven't read it yet, you'll want to.

Additional Resources:
Close the Dark Store Tax Loophole > Resources, In the News, Resolutions
Overturn the Walgreens Decision > Resources, In the News
New Laws Affecting Municipalities > Comprehensive 2017-18 Session Memo; Act 67: Curtails Municipal Conditional Use Permit Authority; Act 150: Removal of Appointed City Officers; Act 243: Constrains Municipal Development Authority; Act 317: Regarding Rental Housing, Landlord-Tenant Law, Court Records & Local Government Authority
Just Fix It Wisconsin - Transportation Aids (Hosted by our coalition partner - the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin)
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Thank You League Legislative Champions and Allies!

Please thank the Legislative Champions and Allies highlighted in the June The Municipality magazine. All of them have been thanked individually throughout the month of June on the League's Facebook page here . Scroll down our Facebook page to find your Legislator.
The panel discussion was led by WisconsinEye’s Steve Walters with South Milwaukee Mayor Erik Brooks, Clintonville City Administrator Sharon Eveland, Howard Village Administrator Paul Evert and League Executive Director Jerry Deschane. The League partnered with WisconsinEye to bring the discussion of levy limits and their impact on local decision-making to Facebook Live.  Comment  on the League's Facebook page or watch on  YouTube .
More on Landlords and Development Legislation
June, The Municipality, pgs. 19 & 22

Act 317: The Latest Landlords' Legislation
Memo by Wisconsin Legislative Council Principal Attorney Scott Grosz summarizing Assembly Substitute Amendment 2 to 2017 Assembly Bill 771. The amendment memo also provides an overview of key differences between the substitute amendment and the bill, and describes Assembly Amendment 2 to the substitute amendment. Read it here...

See who lobbied the landlord bill on the Ethics Commission website here...

Act 243: Municipal Development Authority
Memo by Wisconsin Legislative Council Principal Attorney Scott Grosz summarizing Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 to 2017 Assembly Bill 770. The amendment memo also
provides an overview of key differences between the substitute amendment and the bill, and describes modifications contained in Assembly Amendment 2 to the substitute amendment and Senate Amendment 1 to the bill (as passed by the Assembly). Read it here...

See who lobbied the development authority bill on the Ethics Commission website here...
USDA $$ for Rural Water & Waste Disposal
June, The Municipality , pg. 26
Over $120 million in loan and grant funding has been allocated to Wisconsin to assist with eligible rural water and wastewater projects. It is important to act fast as the fiscal year ends in September. The interest rate on a 40-year term loan is based on the median household income of the service area and there are no prepayment penalties. Grants to local governments may be available in conjunction with these loans to reduce user costs to a reasonable level but are limited and provided through a competitive process. Contact USDA staff at 715-345-7635 or get the details here...
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August 16-17 
Chula Vista Resort
Wisconsin Dells

Working Well with your Neighbors to Promote a Region; Preventing Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era: Leading Cultural Change to Strengthen Your Organization; What Attracts Employers to Small Communities?; Municipal Division of Authority: Who Controls What?; Alternative Methods of Financing New Municipal Facilities; Small Communities Idea Jam; Large Communities Idea Jam; Leadership Breakfast: Engaging Youth; Goals & Prediction for the Next Legislative Session; Legislative Update and Your Role in Advancing the Municipal Agenda

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If you live in, work in, or help shape communities with populations of 2,500 or fewer, attend a session near you to learn through case studies, roundtables and discussion groups. Come with examples of local and regional success stories as well as challenges, and be prepared to share with and learn from colleagues and friends. Everyone in the community and region is invited!

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October 24-26
Kalahari Resort
Wisconsin Dells 

Baraboo Bus/Walking Tour: Historic Buildings, a New City Hall & Innovative Funding • Developing Workforce Housing • Planning for and Recovering from a Disaster Event • Fundamentals for Municipal Attorneys • TIF: Analysis and Consideration of Greater Community Goals • Go pro! When Communities Should Consider Hiring an Administrator • Ethics in 2018: More Important Now Than Ever • Strategies for Supporting Businesses When Streets Are Under Construction • Municipal Partnering: A Smart Cost Reduction Strategy • Conditional Use Administration: A New Paradigm • Can Small Communities be Cool • Construction Delivery Methods for Public Entities • Toolbox of Pavement Preservation • Regionalism & Community Success • Preventing Harassment in the #MeToo Era: Leading Cultural Change to Strengthen Your Organization • Arts + Creativity + Entrepreneurship = Local Vitality • Best Practices for Bidding in a Strong Economy • Large Community Roundtable • Small Community Roundtable • Legislative Update * Ask the Attorneys • EPW Track: Attributes of Successful Stormwater Management Programs • Community Engagement Model for Comprehensive Plans • Ethics for Engineers • Grants 101: Public Funding Basics, Trends & Successful Strategies • Telltale Signs of Fraud & Corruption • EPW Track: Engineering Emotional Intelligence

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The League's 120th Annual Conference
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