New land surveying modernization bill in the works

The Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) is working closely with Senator Dale Schultz (R, District 17) and Representative Roger Rivard (R, District 75) to introduce companion bills aimed at updating the statutes that govern the land surveying profession in Wisconsin.

Legislative proposals affect Land Information Program funding

Proposed changes to Wisconsin’s comprehensive planning law would permanently divert $2 million away from the long-standing funding program used by counties to support local land information activities.

Wisconsin congressional representatives support federal lands bill

Three members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation have put their names behind a proposal to reform the way the federal government inventories and tracks federal lands.

Legislative Audit Bureau makes recommendations for wetland mapping in Wisconsin

An evaluation of the DNR wetland permitting program by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee also includes recommendations for the Wisconsin Wetlands Inventory.

Governor’s Budget Vetoes are Significant for Land Information Program

Doyle’s action undoes budget provisions passed by Legislature

Wireless 911 would leverage existing data

An ever increasing number of Americans rely on wireless phones as their primary means of telephone communication.

Legislative committee amends WLIP budget

The Wisconsin Legislature’s budget rewriting committee has approved substantial changes to the Wisconsin Land Information Program’s proposed budget for the next two years.

WI State Budget Causes Shift

The WLIP is directly affected by the recently signed state budget that sets Wisconsin’s spending and policy direction for the next two years.