Wisconsin RE Pulse – March 1 2024

Wisconsin RE Pulse

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National Elections/Politics

Michigan primary: What to watch as 2024 campaign shifts to the first big swing state

Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel will leave her post on March 8 as Trump moves to install new loyalists

Trump lawyers say he’s prepared to post $100 million bond while appealing staggering fraud penalty

Mitch McConnell announces he will step down as Senate leader in November

Supreme Court sets April arguments over whether Trump can be prosecuted for election interference


State Elections/Politics

State ethics investigators recommend felony charges against Trump committee, GOP arms

New Legislative maps create a number of head-to-head incumbent matchups in Northeast Wisconsin

Shelton won’t seek re-election to Assembly

National Democrats ramp up efforts on legislative races under new Wisconsin maps

Mosinee mayor announces Assembly run

Appleton alderperson Kristin Alfheim seeks bid in newly drawn Senate District 18


Local Elections/Politics

February primary results

Green Bay City Council To See Multiple Contests In April

Oshkosh council candidate DJ Nichols has turned down an Eye on Oshkosh invite after a judicial candidate was excluded from the show.

Waupaca Residents: Key Information for the 2024 Spring Election

Rigsby, Smith advance in Shawano County Board race

Interested in the Green Bay School Board’s empty seat? Here’s how they fill vacancies.

Oshkosh public would still vote for a mayor, but the position would have a new title under ordinance


Market Trends

A recovery in new listings is easy to miss – but it may be underway

Stopping fraud in its tracks: A wake=up call for agents

Loans for commercial and multifamily buildings fell 25% in Q4

Investors nabbed over a quarter of low-cost homes sold in Q4

NAR: Commission suit insurance coverage ran out ‘some time ago’

A housing shortage is testing Oregon’s pioneering land use law. Lawmakers are set to tweak it

Vacant office space isn’t going to be solved by conversion to residential, says Marty Burger

7% interest rates hit weekly mortgage demand hard

Buyer agency contract riddled with ‘unfair’ terms, CFA declares

Fewer banks are tightening lending standards, raising hopes for easier loan access ahead



What recession? Professional forecaster raise expectations for US economy in 2024

Supreme Court takes up regulations of social media platforms in cases from Florida and Texas

US economy grew solid 3.2% in fourth quarter, a slight downgrade from government’s initial estimate

Here’s a big reason why people may be gloomy about the economy: the cost of money

Congressional leaders reach a deal to avoid a government shutdown



Farmland Preservations program expands eligibility, tax credits

Wisconsin inches closer to high-speed EV charging stations

Wisconsin seniors face housing upheaval as assisted living homes reject Medicaid

GOP lawmakers send PFAS bill to governor’s desk as Evers signals likely veto

Evers seeks deal as alternative to Republican PFAS bill



Public meetings set for Highway 76 project tween Greenville and Ellington

Now’s the time to consider flood insurance



Green Bay school board addresses misinformation in Tiller resignation

Former GB School Superintendent will be paid more than $250,000

Hobart suing federal government over ruling that moved land back to Oneida reservation

How De Pere’s purchase of a South Broadway building rippled through downtown businesses

More games at Lambeau Field, NFL draft could add $70 million to Brown County economy

Oconto County Board votes to Approve Richard Heath as its new county administrator

Green Bay explores combining west side fire station, housing on one site

Sea Grant Approves $500,000 For Green Bay Area Research

Green Bay wins partial ruling in City Hall recording case

City of De Pere Launches new Reporting App


Fox Valley

Neenah Joint School District will close Hoover Elementary

Grand Chute Town Supervisor Ron Wolff’s trial begins today. Here’s what to know

Day 2 of Ron Wolff trial: Memories differ as former town officials testify in felony misconduct case

Menasha school board votes to close Jefferson Elementary School after this school year

Print productions facility in Menasha to permanently close, 330+ employees affected

Appleton’s College Avenue road diet results in fewer crashes, lower speeds

Housing fix-up progrm endorsed

Bridgewood hotel expanding with TIF boost



UW-Oshkosh found to have violated open records laws

City Of Oshkosh plans to recommend council approve all phases of 522-unit housing development on Lake Butte des Morts Drive

Greater Oshkosh EDC assumes county loan fund

Public meeting Thursday for proposed improvements on the Main Street Bridge (US 45) in downtown Oshkosh

Oshkosh Commo Council approves wheel tax and utility cost increases to fund road and sidewalk reconstruction. Here’s what to know.


Fond du Lac

2024 Sturgeon Spearing Season ends with only 10% of cap harvested

Longtime FDL school district principal retiring



Rezoning moves to Clintonville Common Council

Clintonville School Budget Projections Include Deficits

LLPOA’s challenge to land put into trust dismissed



Waupaca County Plans Courthouse Revamp

New London Reconsiders Downtown Parking

Promotions Cause Consternation In Waupaca Schools

New London Considers Capital Spending Projects

Waupaca Housing Project Ok’d