Saturday, April 26, 2008

Milwaukee Leaders Call For Open Discussion Of Great Lakes Compact Legislation

As the Great Lakes Compact implementing bill progresses towards approval most likely next week by the state legislature, City of Milwaukee leaders are urging that the bill's language be disclosed prior to adoption.

This eminently reasonable position, which includes a call for a public hearing - - themes I have been pounding away about on this blog for weeks - - (sample item here) was contained in a letter signed jointly by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Willie Hines, and 10th Dist. Alderman Michael Murphy, the Council's most senior member and resident water expert.

The letter, dated Wednesday, April 23rd, was sent to the chairs of the State Senate and House Assembly committees who have been instrumental in guiding a compromise bill towards adoption in a special legislative session.

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