Hamilton Political Tidbits – December 22, 2021

Political Tidbits - December 22, 2021
December 22, 2021
Wisconsin political news for clients and colleagues.
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2022 Legislative Preview
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees are either vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly for the disease. Almost immediately following the publication of the OSHA rule, Fox Business reported that at least 24 states with Republican attorneys general had filed various lawsuits against the federal government.

Political Update: Assembly Democrats Choose New Leaders; DOA Secretary Brennan Leaving in January
Democratic members of the Wisconsin Assembly selected new leaders at a caucus meeting on December 20. A majority of the caucus’ 38 members voted to elect Reps. Greta Neubauer and Kalan Haywood as the Assembly’s new minority leader and assistant minority leader, respectively.

PFAS Update: DNR Will Ask NRB to Approve Three PFAS Rules in February
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting public hearing and comment periods for three rules regulating the allowable levels of certain PFAS and other compounds in surface water, groundwater, and drinking water. DNR plans to present its final proposed regulations for all three rulemakings to the Natural Resources Board (NRB) at the board’s February meeting.

Legislative Update: Governor Acts on 34 Bills in December
In December, Gov. Evers has taken action on 34 bills, signing 27 of them into law and vetoing seven others. The bills were presented to the governor automatically on December 2.

Wisconsin High Court Adopts “Least Change” Approach to Redistricting
The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has issued its first major ruling related to this cycle of redistricting in Wisconsin. The Republican-led Legislature passed its proposed congressional and state legislative maps along party lines in early November. Gov. Evers vetoed those maps in mid-November and has called for the state to adopt alternative maps drafted by his “People’s Maps Commission.”

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