Wisconsin Assembly passes bipartisan water quality bills

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MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Assembly has approved a $10 million package of 13 bills designed to combat groundwater contamination in the state.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers called the bills passed Tuesday a good start, but said more needs to be done. The proposals contain recommendations from a water quality task force called by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to address growing concerns about groundwater contamination in the state.

The measures tackle the issue from several angles, including expanding conservation efforts, bolstering research and education efforts, and improving state laws and regulations.