Hamilton Political Tidbits – June 17, 2022

Political Tidbits - June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022
Wisconsin political news for clients and colleagues.
PFAS Update: State Rules Move Forward; New EPA Health Advisories; Judge Stays Ruling
Rules regulating certain PFAS in drinking and surface water, developed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, could go into effect as soon as next month, with large public water systems required to begin testing for the compounds as early as November.

Judges Announce Campaigns for Supreme Court Next Year
Two state judges have announced campaigns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court next year for the seat currently occupied by Justice Patience Roggensack, who plans to retire. The race will appear on the nonpartisan spring ballot in April 2023.

State Supreme Court Rules Against WMC in Business COVID Records Case
Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state in a case involving the release of a list of businesses with multiple COVID-19 cases among employees.

Governor Calls for Special Session to Repeal Abortion Law
Gov. Tony Evers has called on the Wisconsin Legislature to convene a special session to consider repealing an 1849 law limiting abortion in the state. Gov. Evers issued an executive order on June 8 directing the Legislature to convene on June 22.

Issue Updates: Election 2022 and PFAS
Remember to bookmark Hamilton Consulting Group's pages covering the 2022 elections, including which state legislators are planning to retire or seek other offices, as well as PFAS in Wisconsin, including rules and legislation.

ICYMI: GOP Won't Endorse in Statewide Primaries; Judge Rules DOJ Settlement Law Unconstitutional
In the May 27 edition of Hamilton Political Tidbits, we covered key stories from Wisconsin politics including the Republican Party of Wisconsin's annual convention and a judge's ruling on the constitutionality of legislative oversight provisions in 2017 Wisconsin Act 369.

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