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Government

Wed
01
Dec

Government offices up for election in spring

Nomination papers can now be circulated for people interested in running for elective office in local municipalities in the spring. The general election is April 5, with a primary if necessary on Feb. 16. 
The deadline to submit nomination papers is Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 5 p.m.
Thu
11
Nov

Republican gubernatorial race spurs speculation

From WisPolitics
 
Things are a little messy right now as Republicans look for their candidate to take on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
Thu
11
Nov

Outagamie County Board adopts Nelson budget

By a vote of 31-1, the Outagamie County Board of Supervisors approved County Executive Tom Nelson’s 2022 budget. It includes a declining tax rate (4.2 percent) for the seventh year in a row; maintains a Aaa bond rating for the 12th year in a row; and fully funds all county services. 
Wed
08
Sep

WEDC launches $10,000 Main Street Bounceback Grant application period

The Wisconsin Economic Develop-ment Corporation has launched the Main Street Bounceback Grant program with a goal of reenergizing Wisconsin’s downtowns and commercial corridors by providing $10,000 grants to a business that moves into a vacant commercial space.
Wed
08
Sep

In Wisconsin, some cuts to police predate calls for defunding

In recent years, police budgets have faced heightened public scrutiny — a trend that only intensified after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020. This has included a push by some activists to “defund” local police departments.
Wed
28
Jul

Wisconsin legislative races already taking shape for 2022

 
Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin who narrowly won their seats are gearing up for 2022 campaigns as they face Republican opposition and the uncertainties of redistricting.
Wed
23
Jun

Young Kimberly soccer team finishes one game shy of state

After beating rival Appleton North 1-0 in a sectional semifinal the day prior, the Kimberly girls’ soccer team — which starts more than a handful of freshmen and sophomores — made its way to Saturday’s sectional final, played on North’s home turf, against fellow No. 1 seed Hudson.
Wed
16
Jun

Unprecedented aid: Federal assistance to state and locals shatters previous levels

State and local governments in Wisconsin are on track to receive nearly $20 billion in federal aid from COVID-19 relief measures enacted in the last 13 months, more than double what the state received from the 2009 federal stimulus amid the Great Recession, according to a new Wisconsin Policy Forum report. 

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