Madison… Representative John Macco (R – Ledgeview) introduced a bill to designate Belgian Booyah the official state soup. Rep. Macco, who is of Belgian descent, released the following statement:
“Wisconsin’s Belgian Community is unique to Wisconsin; Northeast Wisconsin has the largest Belgian community in the world outside of Belgium,” said Rep. Macco. “This bill will designate Belgian Booyah the state soup as a way to honor Wisconsin’s Belgian heritage and celebrate Booyah’s ability to bring Wisconsin communities together.”
Rep. Macco introduced the bill along with a bipartisan group of area legislators including Senator Frank Lasee (R – De Pere), Senator Dave Hansen (D – Green Bay), Representative Joel Kitchens (R – Sturgeon Bay), Representative Eric Genrich (R – Green Bay) and Representative David Steffen (R – Green Bay). The co-author of the bill is Terese Berceau, a Madison Representative originally from the Green Bay area. Rep. Berceau is also of Belgian descent.