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1/12/2024
Tobacco Debt Goes Up in Smoke, Saving Wisconsin Taxpayers Millions "Closing a portion of the state’s remaining tobacco settlement accounts provides $40 million in interest payment savings. This is a welcome decision for the financial benefit of our state’s residents, and will provide for better budgeting for decades to come."
1/16/2024
Senator Cowles Celebrates Senate Passage of Eviction Notice Bill "By extending the required eviction notice from 30 to 60 days under Senate Bill 155, more can be done to ease the worries of residents and their loved ones, and lessen the disruptions on their daily routine, as they prepare to move into a new facility."
1/16/2024
Senator Cowles Applauds Senate Passage of State Parks Pass Legislation "Frequent park visitors often choose to buy annual admissions stickers...Senate Bill 415 will provide a simple change in statute that encourages Wisconsin residents to maximize their enjoyment as they discover the wonders of nature in our state parks."
2/13/2024
Senator Cowles Celebrates Passage of Safe Drinking Water Access Legislation "Building on previous water quality work advanced by the Legislature, Senate Bill 58 opens up more eligibility for important grant funding to tackle these contaminants while ensuring proper oversight is maintained."
2/13/2024
Senator Cowles Applauds Senate Passage of Bill to Improve Wisconsin Electronics Recycling "The E-Cycle Wisconsin program has kept hundreds of millions of pounds of electronic waste out of our state’s landfills...Updating our electronic recycling laws will keep the E-Cycle Wisconsin program modern and more workable for collectors, recyclers, manufacturers, and consumers alike.”
2/20/2024
Senate Passes Vital Engineering Building Funding "Today’s vote will help to build important educational assets for Wisconsin’s economic prosperity, securing our state as a wonderful place to live, learn, and work for citizens of Wisconsin.”
3/6/2024
Vital UW Capital Project Funding Signed Into Law "From the new Engineering Building at UW-Madison to additional development work at UW-Green Bay, each of these projects will help to train generations of talented students, preparing them to become the leaders of tomorrow."
3/14/2024
Representative Callahan, Senator Cowles Applaud Signing of Snowmobile Trail Legislation “Hitting the snowmobile trails is one of the most time-honored traditions to do during a Wisconsin winter...With the signing of Act 110, these bodies can now claim often-underused funds generated by snowmobilers to continue their work as good stewards of our snowmobiling trails.”
3/14/2024
Senator Cowles, Representative Rodriguez Excited to See Cost-Saving Water Management Measure Signed into Law “It’s important that we give our communities all the tools they need to effectively manage their sewerage systems, and Act 106 adds another to their toolbox. Letting local wastewater facilities access Clean Water Fund financing will save money for utilities and ratepayers alike."
3/14/2024
Representative Tusler, Senator Cowles’ New Law Maximizes Value of State Parks Pass "This new Act simply changes statutes to help families receive a full twelve months of fun with their passes, regardless of the date of purchase, as they discover the wonders of nature throughout our beautiful State Parks.”
3/15/2024
Senator Cowles, Representative Mursau Applaud Signing of Bill to Ease Wetland Mitigation "When a wetland is disturbed by development, the goal is always to mitigate close to the site of the discharge...Act 111 helps us to achieve [desired goals] by removing one of the biggest hurdles towards successful, high-quality wetland mitigation near the discharge site.”
3/15/2024
Senator Cowles, Representative Mursau’s Bill to Improve Electronic Recycling Signed into Law "Wisconsin’s E-Cycle program has been massively successful in keeping millions of tons of obsolete electronic waste out of our local landfills...Updating our guidelines under Act 108 will keep E-Cycle Wisconsin a modern, practical tool."
3/22/2024
Senator Cowles, Representative Spiros Applaud Signing of Railroad Safety Bill "Act 159 offers enhanced protections for Wisconsin’s nearly 3,000 rail workers as they operate in designated work zones, helping to keep a vital part of our economy chugging along safely."
3/28/2024
Lakefront Revitalization Effort Signed into Law "Act 247 is a substantial step towards fixing this legal limbo by authorizing waterfront development plans...I was happy to help work on this legislation in my role as Committee Chair."
4/8/2024
Senator Cowles Sends His Thanks to Northeast Wisconsin “I’ve enjoyed the opportunity I’ve had to meet people in the State Capitol and throughout Wisconsin who share my love for the state we call home. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone who wakes up every day working to make our great state an even better place.”