In response to the Red Team member State Senator Sheila Harsdorf’s blog, “Looking Back at Legislature’s Spring Session,” we thought it useful to explore the larger affect of these new changes to the state.
For review, the following are Senator Harsdorf’s 7 touted accomplishments.
Addressing the Skills Gap – Improving workforce training efforts through a competitive grant program for businesses that expand or locate in Wisconsin and to bring greater opportunities to current employees to build their skill sets.
Work-share Programs – Authorizing the creation of work-share programs to help keep workers on the job during challenging economic times.
Boosting Investment – Creating a venture capital fund to encourage home-grown businesses to expand and grow in Wisconsin.
Honoring Veterans – Easing the application process for veterans’ benefits by indicating a veteran’s status on driver’s licenses and designating State Road 128 as the 128th Infantry Memorial Highway.
Improving Local Water Systems – Modifying the Clean Water Fund and Safe Drinking Water Loan Programs to ensure continued federal support of local water projects.
Protecting Homeowners – Ensuring safe housing construction practices through regular reviews of the state building code and enacting new consumer protections against fraudulent “storm chasers” that seek home repair work after severe weather.
Encouraging Motorsports – Making common-sense improvements to ATV and UTV laws to grow ridership, encourage safe operation, and improve administration of trail development funds.
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