Wisconsin committee sets up Republican-authored PFAS bill for Senate vote

October 11, 2023

Read the full article by Todd Richmond (AP)

"Wisconsin Republicans moved closer Wednesday to a Senate floor vote on a bill that would spend tens of millions of dollars to address pollution from PFAS chemicals.

The Senate’s natural resources committee approved the legislation on a 3-2 vote Wednesday, clearing the way for a full vote in the chamber. Senate approval would send the bill to the Assembly, where passage would then send the bill to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for consideration.

The measure looks doomed, though, after Evers spokesperson Britt Cudaback said in a email to The Associated Press that “Republicans still don’t share our commitment to finding real, meaningful solutions to the pressing water quality issues facing our state.”