Week of February 10, 2014
Call to Action: Contact Your Legislators Today on Worker's Compensation Law 

capitol night 3 As you may know, WCA is supporting Senate Bill 550 relating to Wisconsin's Worker's Compensation law.  The bill contains a number of changes to state law, but most importantly, the bill includes cost control measures that could save counties significant dollars in worker's compensation costs.  


Senator Grothman plans to hold an executive session on SB 550 soon. We encourage you to contact the members of the Senate Committee on Labor to ask for their support of this important issue.


View the entire WCA call to action memo for SB 550, including talking points and legislative phone numbers, by clicking here.


For questions, please contact WCA Government Affairs Director Kyle Christianson at 866.404.2700.
2014 WCA Legislative Exchange Success: Presentations Now Online

The Wisconsin Counties Association held a successful  2014 WCA Legislative Exchange February 4th and 5th at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.

Close to 200 county officials gathered to discuss the important issues that are facing counties around the state.  The agenda included legislative leaders, panels with political leaders from around the state, as well as updates from WCA staff and a special presentation on the state's propane shortage.

Save the Date: Wisconsin County Officials Workshops (COWS) Coming in May

Every two years, UW-Extension's Local Government Center and the Wisconsin Counties Association host the County Officials Workshops (COWS).  This year's sessions will be held May 6-May 20 in seven locations around the state.

The COWS are not only for newly elected county officials and we encourage county board veterans to take another look at these worthwhile meetings.  Covered topics to include rules and responsibilities, budgeting, open meetings law, ethics and conflicts of interest, and running meetings. 

Please note that new this year will be online registration through the Wisconsin Counties Association's website.  Stay tuned to this publication, as well as the WCA website, for when online registration opens. 


February Wisconsin Counties: "Gov Technology in Wisconsin"
As a part of WCA President Marty Krueger's technology initiatives during his term, WCA is proud to unveil the February Wisconsin Counties magazine, which gives an in-depth look at government technology here in our state.

Read the Gov Technology feature articles in the February issue of Wisconsin Counties by clicking here

Call to Action: SB 550
WCA Leg Exchange Presentations Online
Mark Your Calendars for COWS
February "Wisconsin Counties" Focuses on "Gov Technology in Wisconsin"

Each even-numbered year following the spring elections, the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) holds a series of district meetings to:

*Update members on the services offered by the Wisconsin Counties Association.
*Provide members with a legislative update.
*Elect District Representatives to the WCA Board of Directors.
*Elect District Representatives to the Wisconsin County Mutual Insurance Corporation Board of Directors.

Please find a list of the meeting dates and locations for WCA's seven districts here.

If you have any questions about the WCA District Meetings, please contact Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf at 866.404.2700 or  diedrick@wicounties.org.

The Wisconsin Counties Association would like to once again thank our sponsors for their generous assistance in helping to make the 2014 Legislative Exchange a huge success last week.

We encourage you to learn more about these county supporters, by clicking on the links below:

Event Sponsors
Crivello Carlson S.C.
Phillips Borowski, S.C. 
PMA Financial Management / Forecast5 Analytics, Inc.
Public Financial Management, Inc.
John Deere Company

General Sponsor
American Transmission Company

Giveaway Sponsors:
Capitol Lakes Financial
Image Innovators