Wisconsin Paper Caucus created in Legislature

By Fox 11 News

MADISON (WLUK) -- A new legislative caucus will focus on one of Northeast Wisconsin's historically most important industries: paper.

State Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Minocqua, will chair the Wisconsin Paper Caucus in the Senate, with Sen. Janet Bewley, D-Mason, serving as vice-chair.

In the Assembly, Rep. Scott Krug, R-Nekoosa, will chair the caucus and Rep. Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point, will be the vice chair.

According to an announcement from those leaders, the caucus will include bipartisan lawmakers from both houses, a representative from Gov. Tony Evers' administration and leaders from across the state. The caucus' stated goal is to inform and educate policy-makers about the economic and social value of the papermaking industry. Business segments covered include paper, pulp, forestry and printing. Members hope to develop workable policy initiatives to help the paper industry.