2012 Issues

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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2012 Legislative Issues

Support for UW-System, Technical Colleges, and PreK-12
Mining Permitting & Reclamation Legislation
Highway 2 Expansion Study and Planning

E-911 Surcharge
Animal Neglect & Abandonment Bill
MN-WI Tax Reciprocity

Department of Administration

Equal Geographical State Job Distribution
Mining Permitting & Reclamation Legislation
Municipal Cell Tower Infrastructure Program
Remote Access Provision
Research Facility at the USGS Vessel Dock Site in Ashland
State Budget Cuts Spare Local Government Shared Revenues
MN-WI Tax Reciprocity

Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection

Animal Neglect & Abandonment Bill
Grazing Specialist Program
New Municipal Cell Tower Infrastructure Program

Department of Corrections

State Inmate Transition

Economic Develpment Corporation

Emergency Management Services
Lake Superior Technology Park Development
Major Industry in Northwest Wisconsin
Mining Permitting & Reclamation Legislation
New Municipal Cell Tower Infrastructure Program

Health Services and Children & Famililes

Child Protective Services Alternative Response
Critical Access Hospital
Emergency Mgmt Services
Family Care Enrollment Cap
Family Long Term Care
Income Maintenance (IM) Regionalization

Increase Use of Remote Technology
Random Moment Sampling

Department of Natural Resources

Crex Meadows Youth Conservation Camp
Dam Inspections
Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)
Mining Permitting & Reclamation Legislation
Preservation & Protection of Wisconsin Point
North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST)
Wetlands Mitigation
Wisconsin DNR Funding

Department of Revenue

MN-WI Tax Reciprocity

Safety & Professional Services

Animal Neglect & Abandonment Bill
Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS)

Department of Tourism

North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST)

Department of Transportation

Equal Geographical State Job Distribution
Highway 2 Expansion Study and Planning
Hwy 13 Passing Lanes
Highway 53 Intersection Safety
John Blatnik Bridge Reconstruction
Mining Permitting & Reclamation Legislation
Rural Signage Regulations
Traffic Signal on North 58th & Tower in Superior

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veteran’s Retreat
Caregiver Support for United States Veterans
Veterans Administration Clinic Expansion/Medical Training
Veteran Information
Project ARCH Pilot Program
Wisconsin Veterans Fund
Wounded Warrior Project

Department of Workforce Development

Equal Geographical State Job Distribution
Green Jobs Training Facility

Office of Energy Independence

Green Jobs Training Facility

Department of Housing and Economic Development

Major Industry in Northwest Wisconsin