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WMC lawsuit aims to halt DNR PFAS sampling program

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) has filed a lawsuit against Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stating that state law doesn’t allow the agency to carry out a program to sample wastewater at industrial and municipal sites for PFAS.

Evers allocates Biden rescue dollars

Gov. Tony Evers has unveiled his plan for the $3.2 billion in federal funding that Wisconsin received from the recently enacted American Rescue Plan, and he vetoed a bill that would have given the Legislature approval over their use.

DHS seeks more diverse vendors

The Dane County Department of Human Services is releasing requests for proposals (RFPs) for almost 20 programs next week and is looking for more diverse vendors to respond.

Should student loans be forgiven?

Pursuing a higher education degree is supposed to be a pathway to unlocking a steady career path and increased earning potential, but for many that college degree also carries the crushing burden of student loan debt.

Evers signs bill to boost pay for public defenders

To help retain Wisconsin public defenders, Gov. Tony Evers signed a bipartisan bill that will allow the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office to utilize savings over the past year to provide an overdue pay progression increase to staff.

Business groups applaud legislation limiting COVID-19 liability

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) commended the state Assembly and Senate for passing Special Session Senate Bill 1, which contains language providing COVID-19 liability protections for businesses, universities, schools, nonprofits, and other organizations.

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