MINOCQUA - President Donald Trump recently rolled back regulations on Wetlands protections. State senator and Congressional candidate Tom Tiffany (R-Minocqua) says Wisconsin's wetlands are safe.
Monday, Sen. Tiffany called the former federal wetlands restrictions redundant. He believes state entities, like Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources, should be making those rules.
The federal rollbacks, according to Tiffany, won't affect Wisconsin because the state already has some of the toughest wetlands regulations in the country.
"I think Wisconsin's wetlands will be protected and what was going on at the federal level was redundant," said Tiffany. "Let's leave it to the states. They're best situated to decided what's best for their state's needs."
Tom Tiffany and Jason Church will compete for the Republican nomination in the 7th Congressional District this year. They'll debate on Wisconsin Public Radio Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10 am. The special election primaries are on Feb. 18.
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System are making it easier for students to plan credit transfers in Wisconsin by launching a new online credit transfer tool called Transferology.
WISCONSIN - Coronavirus cases are on the rise globally as well -- further stressing the global supply chain for personal protective equipment. Newswatch 12 spoke with Senator Tammy Baldwin on Wednesday. She called the lack of federal response to COVID-19 inexcusable.
"I think about how different things would've been today if in the earliest days President Trump had used the something called the Defense Production Act," said Baldwin.
Senator Baldwin argues this would've made sure all the personal protection equipment we needed would have been produced. She says different hospitals and health care facilities have been competing over the same equipment.
MADISON - Public health officials are closing indoor service at bars in Madison as the Fourth of July weekend approaches and as the number of coronavirus cases accelerate, many involving young people in Wisconsin's largest college community.
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