Legislative Democrats Release “Forward on Climate” Package of Bills

MADISON – Today, Legislative Democrats and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes held a press conference announcing the 2021 Forward on Climate bill package. Building on recommendations from the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change, Forward on Climate includes twenty-two bills that work to create good, family-supporting jobs, reduce inequality, and fight climate change through Wisconsin-centered policy. Sen. Jeff Smith (D-Brunswick), the Democratic legislative members of the task force, led the package and released the following statement:

“Wisconsinites are responding to the climate crisis — this legislative package will empower farmers, families and entire communities in our state to work toward a more sustainable future. Since Day One, the Climate Change Task Force prioritized citizen involvement. The introduction of the “Forward on Climate” bills shows how, together, Wisconsinites are committed to a cleaner, safer state for future generations.”