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Stevens Point Co-op Rejects Possibility of New Statewide Bill

A change in legislature may affect cooperative members statewide. The Senate Bill 281, Assembly Bill 353, allows for cooperatives, also known as co-ops, to make changes to their bylaws that were once seen as illegal. According to the Wisconsin Farmers Union, the changes would have about 20 percent of co-op board members be replaced by investors or other outsiders. Members ... Read More »

New Marijuana Ordinance to be Proposed in Stevens Point

An ordinance that would take big steps towards decriminalizing marijuana in Stevens Point will be proposed on Monday, Nov. 13. The ordinance would lower the penalty for first time possession of less than five grams of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia from $100 to $5. This change comes after the first offense penalty was already lowered from $300 to $100. Neither ... Read More »

Proposed Legislation to Repeal All Air Quality Regulations

The Senate Bill 459 was introduced to Wisconsin State Legislators on Oct. 18, 2017. The bill was authored by Sen. Duey Stroebel who is also the chair of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection where the bill is currently up for discussion. Other authors include Senators Craig, Nass and Kapenga. Michael Tapia, junior political science major, ... Read More »

Wisconsin Legislature Attempting to End Mining Moratorium

A bill is being discussed in Wisconsin legislature that would pave the way for new mining operations. Environmental activists oppose the bill. The bill was introduced by Sen. Tom Tiffany and Rep. Rob Hutton of Hazelhurst and Brookfield, respectively. If passed, it would remove a 20 year old moratorium on sulfide mining. Amber Meyer Smith, Director of Programs and Government ... Read More »

The Year We Almost Ate Garbage

This semester, university senators created a piece of legislation that, if passed, would approve of locally sourced dumpster food to be served on campus. The Student Government Association drafted a piece of legislation proposing the consumption of ‘waste receptacle sourced food’ on campus as safe and environmentally sustainable. All legislature is taken seriously, but this particular piece was written as ... Read More »