Wisconsin Assembly sends high-cap well bill to Walker
May 3, 2017
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers finished their drive Tuesday to relax high-capacity well regulations, pushing a bill through the state Assembly and on to Gov. Scott Walker's desk despite Democrats' warnings that wells are draining central Wisconsin's lakes and streams.
Senate Republicans passed the bill last month. Assembly Republicans followed suit after about 2½ hours of debate Tuesday. Walker signaled hours before the debate began during a visit to Sun Prairie High School that he plans to sign it, saying it will protect Wisconsin agriculture. Many state farmers, particularly...