EPA Decision Imperils Wisconsin Manufacturing Growth

  MADISON – Just days before Christmas, the U.S. EPA notified Gov. Scott Walker that it intends to classify large areas of East and Southeast Wisconsin as “nonattainment” with that agency’s 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone. Those standards, … Continued

WMC Releases Latest Two-Minute Drill: Wetland Reform

  MADISON – The federal Clean Water Act established extensive regulations to protect important wetlands throughout the country. Wisconsin law, however, goes even further. The State of Wisconsin regulates additional wetlands, including those that are not connected to navigable waters. … Continued

WMC Welcomes Mining Industry Back to Wisconsin

  MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker signed the Mining for America Act into law on Monday, legislation authored by Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst). The Mining For America Act repeals Wisconsin’s two-decade long ban on metallic … Continued

Local Governments Participate in “Raise Your Taxes Day”

  MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) reinforced its opposition on Monday to a coordinated effort by the League of Municipalities, the Wisconsin Counties Association and the Wisconsin Towns Association to raise property taxes on local businesses and increase … Continued