Oconomowoc Republican Representative Joel Kleefisch questions whether other Wisconsin-based companies would be slighted by this preferential treatment. Young says, he has nothing against any other company. He’s simply more familiar with the Milwaukee-based Harley, and this is a symbolic gesture.
George Atwood of Milton is a member of Noise Free America. Testifying in opposition to the measure, he says Harley’s image is that of thunderous noise that disturbs the peace and order of society. And, it’s just plain distracting.
Meanwhile, the committee chair interrupted Atwood’s testimony in order to ask someone to close the door due to the noise coming from the hallway.
Atwood replied without missing a beat, “It’s distracting, isn’t it?”
Among Wisconsin’s many state symbols include a state tree: the sugar maple; beverage: milk; dance: polka; and the state fruit: cranberry.
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