Attorneys general from nine states, including Illinois and Minnesota, have gone to court to challenge an EPA policy that allows companies to stop monitoring and reporting compliance with air and water pollution limits during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Read more.
MN Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday that he will extend the state’s peacetime emergency until mid-June, but he will allow the stay-at-home order to expire next week. Retail stores may reopen on May 18, but they must have safety plans in place, and operate at 50% capacity. Bars, restaurants, salons, and gyms can reopen on […]
The WI State Supreme Court overturned the state’s stay-at-home order Wednesday on a 4-3 decision, calling it “unlawful and unenforceable.” The emergency order was first put in place in March by Wisconsin’s Department of Health and Human Services under direction from Gov. Tony Evers. It was then extended until May 26. The ruling does not […]
MN Gov. Tim Walz will address the state at 6 p.m. tonight, which Minnesota Public Radio says is a signal that something significant is afoot. He’ll announce whether to keep Minnesota in a peacetime emergency that gives him a range of powers and, he says, allows for a more-nimble response. He could also decide if […]
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives today unveiled a $3 trillion-plus coronavirus relief package and are planning to vote on the measure later this week. They are moving forward without GOP support since bipartisan talks have stalled. The legislation is expected to be dead on arrival for the GOP-led Senate. The plan, dubbed the […]
Modifications to Wisconsin’s overweight and oversize truck limits will end when the Governor Evers’ original emergency order ends – May 11. The Governor had directed the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue permits for transporting supplies to grocery retailers impacted by the current public health situation. Fees were waived for the permit, which allowed […]
Unfortunately, due to the risks associated with the widespread Coronavirus COVID-19, we have decided as this time to postpone the Spring Summit & Scramble. MWFPA hopes this postponement puts us in a position to safely host this event in the fall.
Attorney General Josh Kaul issued a letter on May 1st informing Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Preston Cole that he is withdrawing a 2016 Attorney General Opinion about high-capacity well permitting. Kaul’s letter was in response to an inquiry from Secretary Cole about the ongoing validity of the 2016 Attorney General Opinion after […]
Gov. Tim Walz has extended Minnesota’s stay-at-home order for another two weeks so that it will now expire on May 18 instead of the previously scheduled May 4, but he eased some restrictions on businesses and discussed other possible relaxation of social-distancing rules in the future. Read more from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) is calling on the Trump administration to include fruit and vegetable processing plants in an executive order meant to keep meat processing facilities open during the coronavirus pandemic. Braun requested the administration include canneries and frozen food suppliers in the order President Trump signed Tuesday evening to secure the U.S. supply of non-perishable foods. “I urge you […]