By Tim Kowols
Senator Tammy Baldwin was recognized at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay Tuesday morning for her efforts in advancing waterborne commerce on the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Maritime Task Force presented Senator Baldwin with the 2017 Legislator of the Year award after she helped lead the charge to design and build a new Coast Guard ice breaker ship and promoting shipbuilding as a viable trade. Senator Baldwin says the maritime industry and Wisconsin’s fresh waterways are important to the state.
Tuesday marked the fourth time a Wisconsin legislator has garnered the honor since the award was first given in 1998. Earlier this month, Senator Baldwin announced two pieces of legislation focusing on tax reform for manufacturers and apprenticeships.