By Paul Schmitt
A public hearing was held Tuesday afternoon at the state capitol to address the bill that would call for building a new Green Bay Correctional Institution facility in or around Brown County. The Assembly Corrections Committee met and discussed the proposal that was authored by Rep. David Steffen of Howard. 1ST District Representative Joel Kithchens who attended the hearing explains why a relocation, especially to Kewaunee County would make sense.
Kewaunee County Board Chair Bob Weidner says he is hopeful that the prison could offset two recent economic losses suffered by the community.
Weidner says Kewaunee County will be sending out a questionnaire poll to residents for feedback on the potential relocation of the Green Bay Correctional Institution later this summer.