Proposed Bill a Heated Issue

By: Karen Kostko
By: Karen Kostko

Supporters of the Job Creation Act of 2003 say it would make it faster and easier for companies to get the permits they need to operate our state. They say it would create more new businesses and more new jobs.

"We want to streamline the permitting process we want businesses to be able to grow so that they can create new jobs here in Wisconsin," says Representative Jean Humdertmark of Clintonville.

The plan would also call for changing some regulations, including some that protect the environment. That's part of the reason former state senator Walter John Chilsen doesn't like it.

"Very extreme changes in the law and I think it would be harmful for the environment and for hunting and fishing conservation," Chilsen says.

Public hearings will continue across the state in order to get as much public input as possible.

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