PFAS Update: DNR Will Ask NRB to Approve Three PFAS Rules in February

In December and January, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting public hearing and comment periods for three rules regulating the allowable levels of certain PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and other compounds in surface water (NR 105), groundwater (NR 140), and drinking water (NR 809). DNR plans to present its final proposed […]

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President Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill Including Billions for Wisconsin

On November 15, President Joe Biden (D) signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill in early November by a vote of 228-206, with most Democratic members supporting the bill and most Republican members opposed. The Senate had passed the bill in August on a 69-30 […]

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Legislative Update: Floor Votes and Executive Actions from November and October

November While redistricting has been the most contested legislative issue over the last few months (click here for our most recent coverage), the Wisconsin Legislature and governor have also been working on other priorities. The Senate and Assembly each met once during November to vote on redistricting proposals and other matters. Notably, both houses in […]

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Environmental Policy: State Developing Equity Tool; UW Hosts Climate Forum

Evers Administration Developing Environmental and Health Equity Map On October 7, Governor Tony Evers (D) announced that his administration is “developing a comprehensive environmental and public health mapping system known as the Wisconsin Environmental Equity Tool [WEET] which will analyze and visualize data online so users can pinpoint Wisconsin’s most impacted communities, identify the environmental […]

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Legislative Update: Senate Holds Floor Vote; Assembly to Meet Twice Next Week; Committees Consider Apprenticeship, EV Proposals

The Wisconsin Senate convened on October 20 to vote on a variety of measures, including several bills related to restrictions on and information requirements about abortion procedures. The Senate also passed relatively routine bills on issues such as ATV/UTV speed limits and technical changes to the statutes governing the Department of Tourism. A full listing […]

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Wisconsin Joins Midwest Electric Vehicle Coalition

Wisconsin and four other states have agreed to form the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition, or “REV Midwest,” to promote the development of electric vehicle charging stations across the region. On September 30, five midwestern governors including Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing REV Midwest. Along with Wisconsin, participating […]

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Gov. Evers Signs PBM, PSC, and Several Other Bills

On Friday, March 26, Governor Tony Evers announced that he had signed 14 bills into law, including several key healthcare-related bills. One of these bills was Senate Bill 3, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 9, which we last covered here. The law authorizes the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) to license and regulate pharmacy […]

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PSCW Extends Shut-Off Moratorium through the Winter

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin voted 2-1 to extend the shut-off moratorium of water utilities until April. Last month, the PSC voted to extend utility shut-off moratorium until November 1, 2020. Starting on November 1, 2020, the annual winter moratorium for gas and electric customers will go into effect. […]

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PSCW Extends Shut-off Moratorium to November until Annual Winter Moratorium Takes Effect

On September 17, the Public Service Commission (PSC) voted 2-1 to again extend the utility shut-off moratorium until November 1, 2020. Starting on November 1, 2020, the annual winter moratorium for gas and electric customers will go into effect. The annual winter moratorium runs until April 15, 2021.   Since the annual winter moratorium does […]

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PSCW (Again) Extends Shut-Off Moratorium

On August 20, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) voted 2-1 to again extend the utility shut-off moratorium until October 1, 2020. In July, the three-person Commission extended the moratorium for only residential customers (which previously was set to expire on July 25) until September 1. The moratorium was originally implemented by Governor Evers […]

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