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Manitowoc County's economic development is 'soaring'

Manitowoc County supports and helps create economic development in our entire community every single day.

Manitowoc County drug court combats opioid crisis

The whole community is combating the opioid crisis. What is this and how did it start?

Brown County Sales Tax Example

"I believe that if Manitowoc County had the optional county sales tax, the take from non residents will be much lower than in Brown County's case."

UW-Manitowoc renovation continues to add prestige to community | Bob Ziegelbauer

In late 2016, Manitowoc County approved funding of $5 million for a renovation of the original building, Founder’s Hall, built in 1962.

Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels, County Exec Bob Ziegelbauer trade views on 0.5% sales tax

In a recent email to the Manitowoc County Board of Supervisors, Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels used a recent report...

Bob Ziegelbauer Responds to Mayor Nickels

County Executive Bob Ziegelbauer Responds to Mayor Nickels on County Sales Tax.

Bob Ziegelbauer: 0.5% sales tax 'not needed,' 'wasteful,' 'regressive,' 'hard to cancel'

I oppose the proposed one-half-of-one-percent sales tax increase for Manitowoc County.

Manitowoc County residents mixed on 0.5% sales tax

Public opinion about a proposed 0.5 percent sales tax was split during Monday’s public input session for the Manitowoc County Finance Committee.

Manitowoc County executive says he would veto 0.5% sales tax

County Executive Bob Ziegelbauer reaffirmed Monday his commitment to veto any resolution from the Manitowoc County Board that would establish a 0.5 percent sales tax.

Manitowoc County public input sessions to mull possible 0.5% sales tax

The sales tax could create an additional $6 million for Manitowoc County, Comptroller Todd Reckelberg's estimates show.

Manitowoc County approves 2018 budget, sets tax levy at $29.7 million

The Manitowoc County 2018 budget was approved without amendments.

Two Rivers' new HFM Lakefront Campus could be catalyst for growth, city leaders say

One-stop medical care has arrived on the lakeshore, and the community is ready.

UW-Manitowoc a great bargain | Bob Ziegelbauer

The University of Wisconsin has had a presence in Manitowoc County since 26 students took a UW English course at the old Vocational School on Clark Street in Manitowoc in 1933.

Bob Ziegelbauer: Honoring sacrifices made for freedom

In the Bible, John the Evangelist tells us that “greater love has no man than that he lay down his life for his friends.”

Bob Ziegelbauer: 0.5 percent tax for roads not needed

I agree! May 23, the mayor published an article that characterized my involvement, actions and positions on the concept of increasing the sales tax to raise extra money for roads and infrastructure.

County sales tax increase 'Robbing Peter to pay Paul' | Bob Ziegelbauer

What's yours is ours? Well, not so fast. We are so accustomed to our taxes being raised almost every year that it’s easy for elected officials and community leaders to make it seem "normal."

'Holding the line' on taxes a valuable thing | Bob Ziegelbauer

Manitowoc County, we work hard to hold the line on taxes. From time to time, I get "poo-pooed" for this, but I think it’s a valuable part of our mission.

Manitowoc council seeks state consideration of city sales tax

 Manitowoc Common Council wants the state to consider allowing municipalities to enact a 0.5 percent sales tax, just as it does for counties.

Manitowoc County Finance Committee will consider 0.5 percent sales tax

Estimates show the sales tax could bring in an additional $6 million for Manitowoc County.

Petition to reverse order in Fiscal Concierge Ponzi scheme rejected

Gregory Anderson, an accountant implicated in a $3.6M Ponzi scheme with Manitowoc business Fiscal Concierge, had petitioned the court.