Water Levels, Winery Regulations Discussed At Legislative Days
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
By Bob Dohr
Low water levels, the closing of the Kewaunee nuclear power plant and Family Care were among the issues discussed during Door Kewaunee Legislative Days.
Dozens of delegates descended on the Wisconsin Capitol Wednesday and Thursday to bring attention to issues of importance in Door and Kewaunee counties to legislators and state agencies.
Door County Economic Development Corporation executive director Bill Chaudoir says another topic was reforming state regulations that are putting the squeeze on wineries. Chaudoir says existing rules are "significantly curtailing" the growth of existing wineries as well as the attraction of new ones.
Chaudoir says they ended up with about 96 delegates, including about 15 students from both counties.
"They actually went on legislative calls with team leaders and the report I got back is they did a great job of presenting our issues to the state legislature," says Chaudoir.
Chaudoir says in the coming weeks each delegate will be filling out a survey about their experience so organizers can see what went well and where there may be room for improvement.