Call your legislator today and ask him/her to oppose Senate Bill 349 – the Local Control Pre-emption Bill to Allow Frac Mining. Contact Your Legislator Today! This legislation would REMOVE VIRTUALLY ALL LOCAL CONTROL over frac sand mining. See the details below and the full bill here. Tell them that local government should be able […]Read more about "Action Alert – oppose bill removing virtually all local control over Frac sand mining"
Press Release on Transportation Finance and Policy Commission
1000 Friends Calls Report: “Road Builders Wish List” Read the entire press releaseRead more about "Press Release on Transportation Finance and Policy Commission"
Fair Share Coalition
Transform Transportation Spending in Wisconsin! Join the effort to restore balance and restraint to Wisconsin Transportation Spending Wisconsin’s transportation spending priorities are a reflection of the wants and profit motives of the road building industry – not a reflection of what the state needs to improve it’s transportation network. The following Power Point presentation spells […]Read more about "Fair Share Coalition"
Report Shows Wisconsin Conservation Funding Down Even as Outdoor Recreation Rises
Read the Report: This Land is Our Land – The Past and Future of Conservation Funding in Wisconsin The Wisconsin Policy Forum released an in-depth report on the state of conservation funding in Wisconsin. The report lays out a range of options for how Wisconsin might better fund conservation efforts. Some key takeaways:Read more about "Report Shows Wisconsin Conservation Funding Down Even as Outdoor Recreation Rises"
Reworking the “greatest public works project in history”
Read this great overview about the interstate highway system from State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI).Read more about "Reworking the “greatest public works project in history”"
Transportation Planning for People and the Planet: Lessons from the Midwest
This report outlines what’s already working in the Midwest when local jurisdictions harmonize climate planning with transportation and comprehensive planning, and it offers recommendations on both content and process. You can also watch the recorded webinar that outlines the research and provides examples from planning staff in Minneapolis and Cedar Rapids. This research was conducted in partnership […]Read more about "Transportation Planning for People and the Planet: Lessons from the Midwest"
The Big Share is March 7!
Be a part of the Big Share by donating to 1000 Friends of Wisconsin: https://www.thebigshare.org/organizations/1000-friends-of-wisconsin. Learn more about our work by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JGgJoGhzWQ.Read more about "The Big Share is March 7!"
Webinar 11: Equity in Climate Action Planning – March 15
Register now on Zoom. A growing number of localities in Wisconsin are adopting resolutions and action plans to address climate change. However, low-income communities and communities of color have historically not benefited from climate policies and programs. This webinar introduces a new tool developed by members of the Wisconsin Climate Table that will enable municipalities to take […]Read more about "Webinar 11: Equity in Climate Action Planning – March 15"
Ding Dong the Dark Store is Dead
Press Release from The League of Wisconsin Municipalities. In a decision representing a major victory for Wisconsin municipalities and their taxpayers, the Wisconsin Supreme Court resoundingly rejected a big box commercial retailer’s attempt to demonstrate its tax assessment was “excessive” by using sales of dark and distressed properties as “reasonably comparable sales” to determine value. […]Read more about "Ding Dong the Dark Store is Dead"