Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature have an ambitious plan to address climate change – but its unlikely to advance in the Republican dominated Wisconsin Legislature.
“To be honest the effects of our changing climate do strike me with fear,” said Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) during a press conference to introduce the 20 bill “Climate Forward” package. “We have a crisis on our hands and we are ill prepared to address it. But we also have an opportunity to make life better for each other and the people who come after us by taking on this issue.”
From supporting our farmers to creating the Wisconsin Climate Corps, our Forward on Climate package will help us tackle the climate crisis here at home in Wisconsin.#ForwardOnClimate pic.twitter.com/78kItL75Dd
— Representative Greta Neubauer (@RepGreta) November 16, 2023
The bills being proposed align with the climate goals of the Evers administration. “Many of these items were included in their last budget, unfortunately removed by Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee,” Neubauer said.
The political climate is likely not right for any of the bills to get Republican support when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January.