Mobile Newswatch 12

Home | Weather | News | Sports

Evers wants nearly $70M in bonding to address water quality
MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers wants to let environmental officials borrow nearly $70 million more over the next two years to address groundwater contamination.
Evers plans to include the request in his two-year budget proposal. He's expected to unveil the full spending plan on Feb. 28 but gave The Associated Press a preview of his water quality initiatives.

Evers has vowed to make water quality a priority. The proposals do that by giving his administration more money to combat the problem.

The plan calls for an additional $3 million in borrowing authority to fund grants for farmers to build infrastructure to reduce water pollution. There's also $65 million in additional borrowing authority to fund grants to local governments to reduce storm water runoff.

It would also address contaminated soil along the Milwaukee and St. Louis rivers and fund loans to municipalities looking to replace lead pipes.

Story By: Associated Press


Elcho firefighters work long hours to clean up town after storm
WPS and WE Energies: customers could be without power for multiple days
Pine Lake Fire Rescue responds to natural gas leak caused by Friday storm
2 storm-related injuries reported
Storms damage closes three campgrounds at Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
K&M Services building a total loss following Vilas Co. structure fire
Update: Power restored to nearly everyone after blasts
Golden Harvest to hire nearly 50 employees, open large store in Merrill

Home | Weather | News | Sports

View Desktop Version

Copyright© 2019 Rockfleet Broadcasting / Northland Television, Inc.

Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified.
Neither Rockfleet Broadcasting / Northland Television, Inc. nor By Request Web Designs shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints.



Site Design By: