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Council could repeal panhandling ordinance
The Superior City Council is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 18, to consider repealing the panhandling ordinance it adopted in 2014. The ordinance prohibits panhandling within 300 feet of a business, 50 feet of an access to a business or parking lot of a business during hours of operation....
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September 14, 2018
County adopts stopgap for budget deficit
Douglas County has a tentative stopgap for a $1 million deficit it's facing next year. The Executive Committee approved cutting $300,000 from the highway department's budget, increasing the transfer from its forestry department by $100,000, increasing sales tax projections by $100,000...
September 14, 2018 - 8:02am
September 11, 2018
Douglas County faces budget overrun, deficit
Douglas County has a million-dollar problem -- two of them, in fact.
September 11, 2018 - 2:56pm
September 7, 2018
Budget proposal reduces levy
The Superior City Council got its first glimpse Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the 2019 budget for city operations.
September 7, 2018 - 4:58pm
Municipal spending on the rise
Total spending on operations in Wisconsin's largest cities and villages increased 3 percent in 2016, rising from $870 to $896 per resident, according to a new study by the Wisconsin Policy Forum. This was the fourth straight year of spending increases for the group.
September 7, 2018 - 8:25am
August 10, 2018
Mayor targets fees, taxes for cuts
Mayor Jim Paine has plans to reduce garbage fees and cut the tax levy utilizing the terminal tax paid to the state by Enbridge and returned to...
August 10, 2018 - 8:39am
August 7, 2018
State lawmakers divided over Kimberly-Clark incentive plan
A Republican senator targeted by Democrats in this fall's election. A major employer considering the closing of plants and the layoffs of hundreds of workers. Lingering skepticism surrounding big state subsidies to Foxconn. It all adds up to a sticky situation for the Republican-run...
August 7, 2018 - 7:57am
August 3, 2018
Florist creates online business
A summer hobby for Superior High School art teacher has become another full-time job with the help of social media. When Nikke Francisco isn't...
August 3, 2018 - 8:18am
July 31, 2018
Wisconsin sales tax holiday starts Wednesday
Starting Wednesday, Wisconsin shoppers get a five-day holiday from sales taxes when they purchase school-related needs. The holiday runs through Sunday. During this time, shoppers won't be charged state and local sales tax on a variety of items, including clothing, computers and...
July 31, 2018 - 8:03am
July 20, 2018
City bond rating holds steady
Standard and Poor's reaffirmed the city's bond rating Monday, July 16, at AA, the second-highest rating available. The global rating agency cited the city's economy, good financial policies and practices, slight budget surpluses in the general and other funds, budget flexibility and...
July 20, 2018 - 9:04am
Thriving or barely surviving?
Here are some sobering facts from several reports, including the 2017 United Way ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed Wisconsinites) Report. The ALICE report reveals the struggles our families, neighbors and co-workers experience on a daily basis who work hard, earn...
July 20, 2018 - 8:57am
July 17, 2018
City finances in compliance
Superior’s city finances are in order, according to the 2017 audit performed by Wipfli CPAs and Consultants. Dan Walker of Wipfli gave an unqualified opinion of the city’s financial statements for last year. “We have the same deficiencies with internal controls that we have...
July 17, 2018 - 7:54am
June 12, 2018
County finances in order
Douglas County earned a clean opinion on its finances, according to its auditor, Wipfli CPAs and Consultants.
June 12, 2018 - 7:50am
June 8, 2018
Report explores link between state property tax limits, municipal spending
State-imposed limits that tie municipal property tax increases to new construction are affecting local government spending overall as well as in specific areas such transportation and development, according to a new analysis by the Wisconsin Policy Forum. Under the current limits,...
June 8, 2018 - 8:08am
May 29, 2018
Tax cut drives rebates from SWL&P
Residential customers of Superior Water, Light & Power will receive a $31.80 lump-sum credit on July bills as a result of savings accrued from the tax law Congress passed last year, according to an order issued Thursday by the Public Service Commission.
May 29, 2018 - 10:07am