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Urgent memo from the Wisconsin Towns Association

How Haste Empowers the “Shadow Legislature”

“Who put all this policy in the budget?” I whispered to my colleague the night the budget passed. “Groups,” he said glumly. “I call it the ‘Shadow Legislature.’”

These groups are often from outside Wisconsin and often funded by large donors. Behind the scenes, they push for policy, added at the last minute, which is unrelated to the state budget but changed laws.

Urgent memo from the Wisconsin Towns Association

THIS IS AN URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT REGARDING FRAC SAND & MINING. WE NEED A LOT OF PHONE CALLS NOW.For some time, we have been battling the frac sand industry and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce that want to completely eliminate the ability of local government to regulate air, water, blasting, or anything related to quarries, frac sand, or any mining. In attempt to preserve y

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