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High court hears challenge of sales tax used for Resch Expo, other projects

A case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday threatens to invalidate a Brown County sales tax used to reduce debt and pay for road work, a new expo center and other projects. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, arguing on behalf of a group called the Brown County Taxpayers Alliance, contended the state Legislature has required counties to ...

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Judge’s ruling forces Black Spruce to tear down long vacant Northridge Mall

A judge on Wednesday ordered the owner of the long-dilapidated Northridge Mall to tear the property down, siding with Milwaukee officials who had called for the former shopping center to be razed more than a year ago. The mall has largely sat abandoned on Milwaukee’s northwest side since being closed in 2003. For years, a Chinese investment group called U.S. ...

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