#LocalGovMatters 2.0 Episode 5: The Rural Challenge: Depopulation and Its Economic Consequences

March 11, 2020

In the latest Forward Analytics report, “The Rural Challenge: Depopulation and Its Economic Consequences,” it was reported that from 2010-2018, two thirds of rural counties in Wisconsin lost population. That percentage was up from 44% during 2000-10, and in rural counties across the nation, a similar pattern has emerged. Join us for this #LocalGovMatters 2.0 podcast, […]

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#LocalGovMatters 2.0 Episode 4: Getting Your REAL ID with Guest Kristina Boardman

February 25, 2020

In accordance with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, if you plan to fly within the United States, visit a military base or any other federal buildings, the Department of Homeland Security will require identification that is REAL ID compliant (or show another acceptable form of identification, such as a passport) beginning October 1, 2020. The Wisconsin […]

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#LocalGovMatters 2.0 Episode 3: Revitalizing Wisconsin's Downtowns

February 12, 2020

Join us for this episode of #LocalGovMatters, where we discuss “Revitalizing Wisconsin’s Downtowns” with Errin Welty, Downtown Development Program Manager with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). As our guest says, downtowns are not competing with the town next door anymore, they’re competing with a couch and Netflix. In our conversation with Errin, we learn […]

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#LocalGovMatters 2.0 Episode 2: WisDOT Secretary Thompson Discusses the MLS Grant Program

January 29, 2020

Join #LocalGovMatters as we sit down with Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Craig Thompson to discuss the Multimodal Supplement Grant Program (MLS), as well as take a 10,000 foot view of the state of transportation here in Wisconsin. We discuss the breadth of issues WisDOT handles every day, from the DMV to the State […]

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#LocalGovMatters 2.0 Episode 1: The Year Ahead with Mark O'Connell & Jerry Deschane

January 15, 2020

It’s a new year and an election year at that….Join Wisconsin Counties Association Executive Director Mark O’Connell and League of Wisconsin Municipalities Executive Director Jerry Deschane as they have a lively conversation with co-hosts Michelle Thompson and Gail Sumi about what lies ahead in 2020 on the legislative front in this inaugural episode of LocalGovMatters […]

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#LocalGovMatters 2.0 Launches!

December 12, 2019

LocalGovMatters, the podcast about all things local government, is launching with new episodes in 2020. Brought to you in partnership by the Wisconsin Counties Association and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, LocalGovMatters 2.0 will provide the background, the stories and even some inside baseball on the local impact of state legislation and how local government […]

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