State Senator Andre Jacque has faith in his Senate colleagues when it comes to approving recommendations made by the Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality. According to WisPolitics.com last month, Representatives Todd Novak and Katrina Shankland were uncertain about the fate of some of the bills in the Senate. They cited the $10 million price tag for the package of bills as one of the possible concerns. Jacque served on the task force and believes there will be strong support for most, if not all, of the bills over time.
More money for county land and water conservation departments and producer-led watershed groups were among the measures Jacque was proud of to come out of the task force. Jacque is also happy that some of his agricultural bills, like ones concerning manure composting and an animal identification system, are also gaining support.
Picture from Senator Andre Jacque's web site