Wisconsin RE Pulse – March 29 2024

Wisconsin RE Pulse

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National Elections/Politics

Trump is selling ‘God Bless the USA’ Bibles for $59.99 as he faces mounting legal bills

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the April 2 presidential and state primaries


State Elections/Politics

8th District Republicans criticize Mike Gallagher’s early departure from Congress

In swing state Wisconsin, presidential primary lacks drama and choices

Gallagher supporters say ‘grifters.’ Populists behind efforts to force him from office

These areas of Wisconsin are likely to flip parties under new electoral maps. Do you live in one of them?

Wimberger running for Senate District 2, may challenge fellow Republican incumbent Cowles

Second recall effort launched against Robin Vos

‘No Labels’ party says it has enough signatures for ballot access in Wisconsin

Republican businessman Blong Yang launches candidacy for State Senate District 18


Local Elections/Politics

Can you vote uninstructed in WI? Where is that option on the ballot for the April 2024 election?

Political divides, declining population are causing fewer people to run in rural local elections

Both sides agree partisan involvement in nonpartisan races more prevalent than ever

Appleton-area voters guide for the April 2 election

Neenah school board candidates talk partisanship, DEI and school closures in forum, Q&A

Neenah school board election: who’d behind mailers and attach ads?

Green Bay-area voter guide to the April 2 election

Green Bay City Council, Brown County Board election spending, endorsements: What to know

Jim Hutchison launches Brown County Board write-in campaign against Andy Nicholson over campaign ad

Seven Running For Three Spots On Allouez Village Board

De Pere School Board candidate has history of calling board members names, emails show

Meet your Winnebago County Circuit Court Branch 1 judge candidates

Meet the Winnebago County Board District 5 candidates

Meet your Winnebago County Circuit Court Branch 1 judge candidates

Meet the Winnebago County Board District 5 candidates

Winnebago County District 20 candidates share their priorities

Lawrence shares his priorities for Winnebago County District 21

Meet your candidates for Omro mayor

Oconto County Board candidates share their goals ahead of spring election

Handful of local races in April 2 election

Rice, Braun view for (Oconto Falls) mayor’s chair

Panetti and Martin in rematch for Oconto mayor

Waupaca School Board Race

Market Trends

We asked Chat GPT about agent value. Its answer may surprise you

Biden Suggests a Bigger Role to Reduce Housing Costs

LoanDepot settles high-profile appraisal bias lawsuit filed in 2022

Everage long-term US mortgage rate falls slightly, easing borrowing costs for home shoppers

Wisconsin’s homeless rate edges upward, after nearly a decade of a downward trend

Rise in taxable value of homes in Georgia would be capped if voters approve



US economic growth for last quarter is revised up slightly to a healthy 3.4% annual rate

Many Americans say immigrants contribute to economy but there’s worry over risks, AP-NORC poll finds

An inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve shows price pressures easing gradually



Universities of Wisconsin president proposes 3.75% tuition increase

With early start, Great Lakes ports and industry hope to see gains this shipping season

Will a measles outbreak hit Wisconsin? Here’s what ThedaCare pediatricians say.

Gov. Evers: Announces DOR Secretary Barca leaving Evers administration



Insurance tech startup with its second-largest office in Wisconsin closes $27M round

WisDOT Work On I-41 To Begin In April



State of the local economy: Brown County wipes millions in debt, growing population

Work at Austin Straubel includes parking entrance and runway improvements

Here’s how much Vicki Bayer will make as Green Bay School’s interim superintendent

Lambeau Field lease negotiations on hold between Packers, city of Green Bay

Community Feedback Sought For East River Trail Plan Project


Fox Valley

Responsibility for exterminating rats shifts from Appleton Health Department to homeowners

Appleton to remove 800 trees from parks due to emerald ash borer infestation

(Neenah) Council approves camping ban

Grand Chute apartment complex stalls ‘for reasons not exactly clear to the town’



Froedtert ThedaCare Health breaks ground on new $84M hospital in Oshkosh

Oshkosh council rejects name change and votes to keep mayor title

Residents sue city over assessments

School Property Could Be Turned Into Low Income Housing


Fond du Lac



Ski Sharks equipment eyesore for neighbors

Board Oks salaries for elected officials

Oconto Falls School Board questions the number of change orders

2025-28 salaries set for (Oconto) elected officials

Nguyen leads SAM25 Shelter in Shawano with compassion and drive to end homelessness