LA CROSSE (WXOW) — Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes visited La Crosse on Friday afternoon to advertise investments into Wisconsin’s water schooling and analysis.
Accompanied by Sen. Brad Pfaff and Rep. Jill Billings, the members of presidency mentioned plans to take a position into the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin.
Barnes, Pfaff, and Billings listened to the significance of water schooling on the College of Wisconsin-La Crosse along with dialogue with Provost Betsy Morgan, River Research Heart Director Roger Haro, and UWL college students.
Barnes urged the help of funding into water high quality options as Gov. Evers’ funds talks proceed. Moreover, the funds proposes a $9 million funding into the Freshwater Collaborative by way of 2023. The funds is at the moment underneath overview by a Republican-controlled state legislature.
“We’re speaking about PFAS, nitrates, phosphorous, lead in components of the state as properly,” mentioned Barnes, “That is why it is also essential to make the mandatory investments. We will not have a look at this like spending, that is an funding, an funding into our future.”
Data on the Freshwater Collaborative may be discovered right here: https://freshwater.wisconsin.edu/