As the state gradually lifts its finger off the pandemic pause button, the 105th cadre of the Wisconsin State Legislature begins rolling out its compendium of proposed bills, aiming to flourish the wellbeing of everyone in the dairyland and taking the state—as its motto proclaims —“forward.”
That relaxing of the pause button also means digging back into some difficult issues that, to some extent, straggled legislatively underfoot when COVID-19 stepped onto the stage in the middle of the 2019-21 biennium session.
Locally, Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, aka PFAS, contamination represents one of those issues that received a temporary reprieve from legislative action over the last year. But with Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement at a press conference in La Crosse Wednesday, the fate of PFAS regulation once again falls to Wisconsin legislators.