Forward on Climate Package introduced

Climate change the focus of 20 bills pushed by Wisconsin Democrats.

 Assembly Democratic Leader Greta Neubauer introduced the Forward on Climate package of 20 bills at a press conference Thursday. “There’s a lot that we can do here to make sure that Wisconsinites are prepared for the impacts of climate change, and that we are doing our part to address the challenge.” 

1000 Friends is excited to support this package of bills ranging from infrastructure updates, complete streets and the Wisconsin Climate Wisconsin Climate Corps, a program aimed at providing training and workforce development in climate-related job fields. 

During Thursday’s press conference, Madison Rep. Francesca Hong said one bill set a path for what Hong referred to as “future-focused transportation.” She said, “(The bills) envision low carbon public transit, electrification, cost-effective charging infrastructure, complete streets and equitable clean transportation options for all Wisconsinites.”

Read the full article by Erin McGroarty on The Cap Times.

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