Last Floor Sessions of 2013

The Senate and Assembly have adjourned their last regular sessions for 2013. Both houses had busy agendas as they moved to get bills passed before the end of the calendar year. Elections and Politics The most contentious issues involved elections – from voting to recalls and redistricting. Party line votes and long debates were abundant. […]

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Roundtable Discusses Opportunities for Expanding the Use of Natural Gas in Wisconsin

The Department of Administration recently hosted a forum to provide information to businesses and citizens about expanding the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel. “Businesses across Wisconsin are looking for ways to offset and reduce high gasoline and diesel prices. The use of natural gas as a transportation fuel is a […]

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New Bills Signed Into Law

Gov. Walker signed several bills into law on Friday, July 5, 2013. Please contact a member of the Hamilton Consulting team if you require further information on any of the laws below.   Assembly Bill 20 – relating to the notice and degree requirements for the examination to practice as a certified public accountant. This […]

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Pres. Obama Unveils Climate Change Plan

Pres. Obama has laid out a sweeping new climate change plan. The plan, which would cut carbon emissions in the United States and encourage other countries to do so as well, bypasses Congress, opting to achieve the president’s policy goals via executive action. Video of Pres. Obama’s remarks on his plan. Click here for the […]

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Settlement Shutters More Wisconsin Coal Plants

The EPA, Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), and various co-defendants and co-plaintiffs, have entered into a settlement agreement which will significantly alter Wisconsin’s energy generation portfolio and cost over a billion dollars. This action is part of a larger EPA plan to “eliminate or minimize emissions from coal-fired power plants, cement plants, glass plants […]

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Interview with PSC Highlights Regional & Federal Regulation

In an interview with The Wheeler Report, Phil Montgomery, the Chairman of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin discussed the challenges of the agency and the agencies move to more regional work. What are the recent accomplishments of your agency?When Governor Walker appointed me in March 2011, I wanted to make sure we providing the […]

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PSC Hosting Seminar for Attorneys

Attorneys or members of the public interested in tips on how to practice before the PSC are invited to attend an educational seminar on April 10, 2013 at the PSC. The free, 1.5-hour seminar will help both experienced and novice attorneys navigate Commission proceedings. The program will emphasize compliance with: Wisconsin Administrative Code Ch. PSC […]

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