MWFPA, Great Lakes Legal Foundation Files Brief In Tetra Tech Case

The Great Lakes Legal Foundation (GLLF) has filed an amicus brief with the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Tetra Tech Inc. v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). The brief was filed on behalf of MWFPA and 10 other Wisconsin associations, including Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, […]

Rauner Calls Special Session Over IL School Funding

For the second time this summer, IL Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced he’s ordering lawmakers back to Springfield on Wed. for another special legislative session. This time it’s over a school funding bill that’s passed both chambers but has yet to be sent to him. As a reminder, there was a poison pill inserted in […] […]

Judge Strikes Down Dayton’s Veto Of MN Legislature’s Budget

A MN judge on Wed. struck down Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of the state Legislature’s budget, saying the governor was wrong to use his constitutional authority to try to get lawmakers to renegotiate tax cuts and other policy issues. Read more here. via Judge Strikes Down Dayton’s Veto Of MN Legislature’s Budget — MWFPA Recent News

MN Legislature Sues Gov Over Legislative Funding

The Minnesota House and Senate filed a lawsuit on Tuesday asking a judge to overturn Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of their funding for the next two years. The lawsuit, filed in Ramsey County District Court, claims Dayton’s constitutional veto power doesn’t allow him to defund the Legislature. Lawmakers are also asking for an immediate order […] […]

Dayton Signs MN Budget/Tax Bills, Vetoes Legislative Funding Setting Up Court Challenge

MN Gov. Mark Dayton took action on all the major bills passed by the State Legislature – signing all the budget bills and tax bills to avoid a government shutdown. However, this may not end negotiations as Dayton line-item vetoed the House and Senate legislative budgets in an attempt to force them back to the […] […]

EPA Approves WI Exemption To Phosphorus Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Wisconsin’s plan to give manufacturers less-costly options for meeting strict phosphorous pollution standards. A move supported by MWFPA. Under the plan, paper, cheese and food manufacturers, in addition to water utilities, can apply to the WI Department of Natural Resources for a variance permit that allows them to […] […]