Monday , 12 November 2018

October 31, 2018 E-News

Years Later, Wisconsin Voters Remember Act 10:  It’s been more than seven years since Gov. Scott Walker first introduced the bill now known as Act 10 that all but eliminated the union rights of most public employees.  https://www.wpr.org/years-later-wisconsin-voters-remember-act-10

Trump signs water infrastructure bill that includes Baldwin’s Buy America mandate:  The water-infrastructure bill that President Donald Trump signed into law this week includes a provision pushed by U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin requiring contractors to use American-made iron and steel on federal projects.  https://dailyreporter.com/2018/10/24/trump-signs-water-infrastructure-bill-that-includes-baldwins-buy-america-mandate/

Lannon students are drinking bottled water after school water turns up contaminated:  After discovering E. coli and coliform bacteria in the Lannon Elementary School water last month, the Hamilton School District is slated to finish a new water hookup in December.  https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/northwest/news/lannon/2018/10/24/e-coli-coliform-found-water-lannon-elementary-school/1749265002/

A ‘One-Stop-Shop,’ Disaster Recovery Center Opens In Reedsburg:  Eight Wisconsin counties received a presidential disaster declaration earlier this month, in the wake of widespread flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency declaration makes funds available to people struggling to rebuild.  https://www.wpr.org/one-stop-shop-disaster-recovery-center-opens-reedsburg

Wisconsin permits wells in areas judge ruled pumping would harm trout streams:  Wisconsin has approved new high-capacity-well applications in sensitive areas where permits were invalidated by a judge last year because heavy water withdrawals could damage nearby streams.  https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/wisconsin-permits-wells-in-areas-judge-ruled-pumping-would-harm/article_0f29059e-49dc-5ea8-92fe-e3c2c46e94eb.html#utm_source=madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fwsj-news%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=AD782472B79B93D20F58C2B8A32345DE1840D5A5

Scott’s back at it.  November 7 is the first EPA Funded training class, Water Treatment and Sampling – EPA Municipal Water Training, at the Clean Water Center in Appleton.  FEE FREE.  Look for more coming soon to a place near you!

Quote:  “Anyone who says they are not interested in politics is like a drowning man who insists he is not interested in water.”-Mahatma Gandhi

                       

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