Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs bill to expand property rights. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/27/2017)
Which is why Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) is the lead sponsor. Assembly Bill 479 will allow property owners to use and sell substandard lots and comes in response to a June decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that determined a Wisconsin family was not entitled to compensation over development regulations that barred the sale of a lot it owns adjacent to its cottage on Lake St. Croix.In all 13 GOP members of the Assembly and 5 GOP members of the Senate signed onto the bill.
9/28/2017 update, "When it comes to short-term rental laws, Wisconsin GOP happily slams the door on local control", starts here.
The change in state law was inserted into the state budget last week. The change supersedes an ordinance the Green Bay area village [Ashwaubenon] adopted a year ago that limited short-term rentals to only 22 properties in the immediate vicinity of Lambeau Field. Owners of those properties also were required to get a permit from the village.
Village officials were concerned that rental homes would spread in response to demand for short-term housing for Packers games — and that would change the village's character.
9/18/2017 update, "When it comes to labor organizations, Wisconsin GOP happily stomps on local control", starts here.
Assembly Bill 64 (a.k.a. 2017-19 state budget)
9/7/2017 update, " Wisconsin GOP dumps mound of frac sand on governments closest to the people", starts here.
Left box: Republican Party of Wisconsin
Right box: GOP Wants to Restrict Local Control Over Quarries, Sand Mining. (Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, 9/7/2017)
Original 9/6/2017 post, "Wisconsin GOP allows Milwaukee streetcar to run over its most precious principle", starts here.
Source: Republican Party of Wisconsin
Illustration from Youtube (screenshot)
Reported in Milwaukee picks streetcar operator as GOP state lawmakers move to restrict funding. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/6/2017)