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PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 5/1/17 Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF SALEM: 4/28/17 Town Roads Review
TOWN OF EL PASO: 2017 Board of Review and Open Book
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 5/3/17 Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE: 3/14/17 Meeting Minutes
Robert A. Gutting, 66
Marland M. Magee, 81
Susan Kaye Gilbertson, 62
Gabriel F. Sallander, 36
Jim Wall, 73
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February 6, 2017
Tax credits a help to state’s working families
Many low- and moderate-income working families in Wisconsin may qualify for thousands of dollars in tax credits at tax time. Together, the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit can provide anywhere from a few dollars to more than $8,000, depending on household income, marital...
February 6, 2017 - 6:01pm
January 23, 2017
Wisconsin roundup: Illegal gun use targeted in legislation; court date set for suspected cop killer; 11 more state news stories
MADISON — A Senate bill proposes tougher penalties on criminals caught with guns or those who illegally buy guns for someone else. State Sen. LaTonya Johnson, a Democrat from Milwaukee, is a co-sponsoring a bill that would make it a felony to buy a gun for someone who can't legally...
January 23, 2017 - 8:51am
January 4, 2017
U.S. Republicans start first day of Trump-era Congress on wrong foot
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday, Jan. 3, when a...
January 4, 2017 - 9:30am
December 15, 2016
State Board approves recreation plan despite lawsuit; former juror to be questioned for alleged improper behavior; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- The state Natural Resources Board has voted to allow off road motorcycle riding and model rockets at a nature area, despite a lawsuit to ban those activities. The board voted 7-0 Wednesday for a master plan at the Sauk Prairie State Recreation area, on the site of the...
December 15, 2016 - 9:31am
November 22, 2016
Pierce County Board approves library funding increase
ELLSWORTH -- Pierce County taxpayers will see a slight decrease on the county portion of their property tax bills for 2017 after the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the budget at its Nov. 8 meeting. Department heads and standing committees were directed by county administration...
November 22, 2016 - 4:00pm
November 19, 2016
Property valuation goes up, mil rate comes down
ELMWOOD -- While the Elmwood School District total tax levy for 2017 will increase slightly, the 2017 formula lowers the mil rate to 14.63 from 15.22 (one year ago). The district received a 4.97 percent increase ($120,031) in general aid for this year. “As a result, we are seeing...
November 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
November 9, 2016
Affordable housing project in the works
ELLSWORTH -- A private nonprofit corporation specializing in economic development, housing development and property management is proposing to build affordable housing in Ellsworth. At the Nov. 7 meeting, Ellsworth Village Board members discussed Impact Seven’s proposal to construct...
November 9, 2016 - 9:19pm
September 2, 2016
Wisconsin roundup: State report describes care problems at King Veterans Home; Slender Man stabbing suspect to change plea; and 11 more state news stories
MADISON -- Another report describes substandard care at the State Veterans' Home at King in Waupaca County. WISC TV says the state's health agency wrote the five-page report, which describes broken bones and other injuries to elderly veterans who reside at the home -- plus unsanitary...
September 2, 2016 - 9:26am
May 5, 2016
Proposed CVTC budget reduces tax rate
A preliminary 2016-17 budget for Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) allows for some instructional changes to better meet the needs of students and businesses, despite flat revenues and expenditures. The CVTC Board of Trustees on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a budget...
May 5, 2016 - 9:11am
December 11, 2015
Finance group recommends levy cap override
PRESCOTT -- An operational referendum is set for Feb. 16, 2016 in the Prescott School District. At a special school board meeting Tuesday, the finance committee presented a recommendation to the board. The recommendation states: based on projected state revenue increases of 1 percent...
December 11, 2015 - 2:23pm
October 28, 2015
Lower mill rate seen in ‘16 Ellsworth village budget
A mill rate expected to be lower than last year’s is foreseen in the Village of Ellsworth’s 2016 budget proposal. The proposal has been prepared earlier than in past years because of a request by Pierce County for municipalities to have budget information available to the...
October 28, 2015 - 12:32pm
July 1, 2015
County looks to maximize tax levy; medical examiner fees see big hike
The Pierce County Board voted unanimously to maximize the allowable tax levy for 2016 at its June 23 meeting, which means property taxes could be going up. This number is based upon how much the state allows local governments to tax its citizens and businesses, said County Administrator...
July 1, 2015 - 3:10pm
April 30, 2015
Hopes rekindled for tax reciprocity issue
A border battle over income tax filing could be over if a bill moving through the Minnesota Legislature continues to gather steam. Wisconsin lawmakers signaled cautious enthusiasm for reinstatement of a tax reciprocity agreement that has been dead since former Minnesota Gov. Tim...
April 30, 2015 - 2:31pm
June 25, 2009
County takes property to cover delinquent taxes
ELLSWORTH - Because apparent owners haven't paid property taxes for several years, the Pierce County Board voted to take possession of a home, a buildable lot and several property remnants. The amounts owed on the eight properties range from $21,743 to $241, said Pierce Treasurer...
June 25, 2009 - 4:27pm
May 21, 2009
Two state officials refuse to raise taxes to cover shortfall
Two top state officials say they will not raise taxes to cover the state's latest revenue shortfall. Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan told mayors and local leaders in Madison Wednesday that people are "struggling enough now." And Administration Secretary Michael Morgan re-affirmed...
May 21, 2009 - 9:00am