Conservation voters encouraged by first look at water quality budget items

February 11, 2019

By: Jennifer Giegerich

Wisconsin Conservation Voters is encouraged by Gov. Tony Evers’ call for an additional $70 million in bonding to address the growing drinking water crisis in the state.


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