GOP takes aim at Smart Growth requirement

Republicans are seeking to undo Wisconsin’s “Smart Growth” initiative by allowing communities to opt out of the land-use planning law and eliminating the grant program that helped fund it.

Passed in 1999 and signed by Gov. Tommy Thompson, the law was designed to control urban sprawl and help local governments plan for future growth. It also provided $2 million annually in grants to help cover the costs of drafting comprehensive land-use plans.

Read what Mike Ivey has to say…