Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsin’s 744 fire departments are storing foam that contain harmful chemicals known as PFAS, according to a state Department of Natural Resources survey conducted this spring. The survey estimates that disposing of the foam could cost millions of dollars. PFAS chemicals are known as forever chemicals, because they linger in the environment […]
Last month, State Representative John Nygren of Marinette and State Senator Dave Hansen of Green Bay introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at mitigating pollution from PFAS chemicals. That “compromise” bill was introduced as an alternative to legislation proposed by a group of Democratic lawmakers, including Hansen, last year, but it stalled in the Legislature following opposition […]
Today, Wisconsin lawmakers moved to advance a bill to curb water contamination. The bill, which now heads to the State Senate, would prevent firefighters from using foam that contains PFAS, a family of toxic chemicals. The bill would allow the use of toxic foam in emergencies and in cases when fire departments have a plan […]
MADISON (WORT) — Hundreds of University of Wisconsin-Madison professors packed a meeting on campus Tuesday to grill Chancellor Becky Blank about proposed changes to the tenure system. State lawmakers have proposed eliminating tenure protections in state law as part of the state budget.
MADISON (WORT) — With re-election off his to-do list, Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) will push for another round of reforms to state government. Dylan Brogan reports.