2010 Issues

 All Superior Days issues must meet the following three criteria:                                                                                                                                                                                                   

  1. Issues must have major impact or unique implications for Northwest Wisconsin.

  2. Issues must have community wide consensus.

  3. Resolution of the issue requires resources that exceed local capacity.

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Legislative Issues Packet 2010

Legislative Issues

  • Recognition of 25 years of partnership
  • Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Superior Research Institute
  • Research Facility at the U.S. Geological Survey Vessel Dock
  • Wisconsin Minnesota Tax Reciprocity
  • Maintenance of Recreational Trails for Non-Motorized Use (SB 265)

Department of Administration

  • Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Regional Juvenile Detention Center
  • Research Facility at the U.S. Geological Survey Vessel Dock
  • State job distribution in Northwest Wisconsin
  • State Video Conferencing Rollout Program DOA
  • Superior Research Institute
  • Wisconsin Minnesota Tax Reciprocity

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

  • Agriculture and Energy Resource Center
  • Local Food Distribution Infrastructure

 Department of Children and Families

  • Reinstate Funding for Public Assistance Fraud Program
  • State Video Conferencing Rollout Program DHS DCF

Department of Commerce

  • Lake Superior Technology Park Development
  • Local Food Distribution Infrastructure
  • Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
  • Research Facility at the U.S. Geological Survey Vessel Dock
  • Superior Research Institute
  • Training Requirements for Volunteer EMS and Firefighters

Department of Corrections   

  • Career Education for Jail Inmates
  • Regional Juvenile Detention Center
  • State Prisoners in the Douglas and Bayfield County Jails

Department of Health Services

  • Access to MN Birth Data for Public Health Nursing
  • Increase the MA reimbursement rates for mental healthcare
  • Funding Model for Aging and Disability Resource Center
  • Reinstatement of the BadgerCare Plus Core Plan
  • Training Requirements for Volunteer EMS and Firefighters
  • State Video Conferencing Roll-out Program DOA

Department of Natural Resources

  • Agriculture and Energy Resource Center
  • Dam Removal & Abandonment Policy Revision
  • Development of the North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Flood Plain Ordinance Process and Development
  • Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • LaPointe Harbor
  • Reduce phosphorus levels in the St Croix River
  • Research Facility at the U.S. Geological Survey Vessel Dock
  • Superior Research Institute
  • Terrestrial Invasive Species
  • Wisconsin Point Preservation

Department of Tourism

  • Development of the North Country National Scenic Trail
  • Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Promoting History and the Arts
  • Sustaining Northwest Wisconsin Tourism
  • Wisconsin Point Preservation

Department of Transportation

  • Continued widening of US Highway 2
  • Highway13 passing lanes
  • Highway 13 Paved Shoulders
  • Hwy 2 and 63 Park and Ride
  • Highway 53 intersection safety
  • Increase DOT Driver License Testers
  • LaPointe Harbor
  • Maintenance of Recreational Trails for Non-Motorized Use (SB 265)
  • Northern Lights Express High Speed Passenger Rail
  • Rural Sign Standards

Department of Veterans Affairs

  • NORTHWEST WI Veteran Fund
  • NW WI Veteran Long Term Health Care
  • Northwest Wisconsin Veteran’s Clinic

Department of Workforce Development

  • Development of Renewable Energy Infrastructure

Public Service Commission  

  • Cellular Tower Infrastructure Program
  • Clean Energy Jobs Act

Wisconsin UW-Extension

  • Agriculture and Energy Resource Center
  • UWEX Criminal Justice Specialists

Wisconsin Arts Board & Wisconsin State Historical Society

  • Promoting History and the Arts