Stories tagged: "Sen. Steve Nass"

Firefighting foam is invaluable for extinguishing blazes, but it also contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a group of man-made chemicals also found in other products. PFAS are known as "forever chemicals" because they do not easily break down in nature and become contaminants or health hazards. (Shutterstock image)
Republicans Kill DNR Rules That Would Have Protected WI Water From ‘Forever Chemicals’

Administrative Rules Committee voted along party lines to remove enforcement sections to appease industry.

Wisconsin officials on the state and local levels  are increasingly finding themselves faced with lawsuits when passing measuring to control the pandemic. (Shutterstock image)
Officials Face a Choice in Fighting COVID: Face Lawsuits, or Let the Virus Spread

Only a few health departments in Wisconsin still have enforceable health orders as the virus has spread wildly and killed relentlessly.

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a COVID-19 relief bill Friday after the GOP-controlled Legislature made too many changes to the compromise bill.
Evers Asks GOP Leaders to Stop Weakening State’s Response to COVID-19

Instead, a GOP-led committee fights an emergency safeguard, even though it will expire by the time the Legislature can officially reject it.

GOP State Senators Plan to Take on Evers' Mask Order as Coronavirus Cases Spike
GOP State Senators Plan to Take on Evers’ Mask Order as Coronavirus Cases Spike

Senate leader indicates his chamber will convene to vote on ending the order.

The Problem With The GOP Call Center Plan
The Problem With the GOP Call Center Plan

Old software causes payment errors if data entry, processing occur at same time.

Supreme Court Hands Evers Another Defeat
Lack of GOP Support Means No COVID-19 Rule

Counties question ability to issue orders as statewide rule no longer exists.