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Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Royal Purple , Editorial Staff Opinion April 23, 2018

Amidst a whirlwind of trade-war threats, increased tariffs and retaliatory economic measures, many media jobs and a number of local farms could be at serious risk of struggling to survive. The United...

Dark stores drop tax on homeowners

Dark stores drop tax on homeowners

Janis Ringhand April 2, 2018

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) has been trying to defend the Dark Store property tax loophole in Wisconsin that has allowed Big Box Stores to shift millions of dollars in property taxes onto...

Room tax ordinance amendments approved

Room tax ordinance amendments approved

Nicole Aimone, News Editor February 26, 2018

Airbnb consumers in Whitewater are likely going to be paying more to stay at the short-term lodging services, thanks to the approval of amendments to the city’s room tax ordinance Feb. 22. The approved...

Taxes are in season with VITA

Taxes are in season with VITA

Garrett Kluever, Biz and tech Editor February 6, 2018

Death and taxes are certainties in life. While death is inevitable, struggling through your taxes doesn’t have to be. As in previous years, the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) will run the VITA (Volunteer...

GOP tax bill will burden lower and middle class families

Royal Purple Editorial Staff , Staff December 7, 2017

 The tax plan that passed through the U.S. Senate last Saturday will not save American citizens an extra $4,000, as promised. Instead it will cost many of us in the long-run through increasing taxes...

Property tax pending council approval

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief November 15, 2017

City of Whitewater residents will see an increase in the property tax mill rate in the fiscal year of 2018, should the Common Council approve the budget in the form it was presented at the Nov. 7 meeting. Several...

Obama visits Milwaukee

October 3, 2012

President Barack Obama, who visited Milwaukee last Saturday, delivered a campaign re-election speech touching on the economy, creating jobs and improving education. Joseph Bucklley from Racine, Wis.,...

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