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Mark O’Connell

Mark O’Connell, executive director of the Wisconsin Counties Association.

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The State of Politics: The Debate Over Local Sales Taxes
The State of Politics

The Debate Over Local Sales Taxes

Evers' budget allows local sales tax increases. Will Republican legislators agree?

WCA Applauds Governor Evers’ Sales Tax Option
Press Release

WCA Applauds Governor Evers’ Sales Tax Option

State Budget Provision Gives Taxpayers a Voice in How to Pay for Services

Pocan Criticizes Assembly GOP For Mask Policy

Pocan Criticizes Assembly GOP For Mask Policy

Assembly won't require masks, after Speaker Robin Vos appeared in ad encouraging mask wearing.

WCA Praises Naming of Tommy Thompson as UW System Interim President
Press Release

WCA Praises Naming of Tommy Thompson as UW System Interim President

"Precisely the Person to Lead at this Time"

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Supports Governor Evers and Wisconsin Local Officials in Calling for Additional Federal Resources for the State and Local Communities to Combat COVID-19
Transportation: Evers Announces $75 Million in Transportation Funding
Transportation

Evers Announces $75 Million in Transportation Funding

Milwaukee County Transit System gets $1 million grant.

The State of Politics: New Push to Fix State Workforce Crisis
The State of Politics

New Push to Fix State Workforce Crisis

Business, civic and government leaders will convene to discuss looming worker shortage.

Local governments now have access to $75 million in new transportation grants
Press Release

Local governments now have access to $75 million in new transportation grants

The program will mirror aspects of the Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP).

Governor Evers Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force
Press Release

Governor Evers Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force

Together, this group will discuss the state’s critical transportation issues and seek solutions to these challenges.

The State of Politics: Drug Epidemic Drains County Budgets
The State of Politics

Drug Epidemic Drains County Budgets

Case worker loads soar, state funding inadequate, counties making up for shortfall.

Election Asks Voters About Legal Pot

Election Asks Voters About Legal Pot

16 counties and 2 cities have referendums. Some 50 legislative candidates support change.

The State of Politics: Clash Over Assessments, Property Tax Brewing
The State of Politics

Clash Over Assessments, Property Tax Brewing

“Dark store” loophole, levy limits and revenue options are looming issues at the Capitol.

The State of Politics: Counties Struggle With Opioid Costs
The State of Politics

Counties Struggle With Opioid Costs

Ashland County asks voters for property tax hike to handle costs; referendum defeated.

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems

"Republicans and Democrats alike agree this is the way forward to reform juvenile corrections..."

The State of Politics: Will Court Ruling Help Rich Homeowners?
The State of Politics

Will Court Ruling Help Rich Homeowners?

Supreme says homeowners can refuse home inspection with no penalty.

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Brings Ultimate Halloween Season Experience October 14-16
Press Release

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Brings Ultimate Halloween Season Experience October 14-16

The conference is a celebration of the study of topics ranging from ghosts and UFOs, to cryptozoology, folklore and culture.

The State of Politics: GOP Bill Targets Democratic County Exec
The State of Politics

GOP Bill Targets Democratic County Exec

Would prevent Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris from holding state Senate seat