‘How Will Bills to Boost Infrastructure Affect Wisconsin’s Green Economy?’
Congress this month is working on massive measures to shore up traditional and “soft” infrastructure that advocates say can shore up sagging roads, bridges and rails while also preparing for climate-induced changes to Wisconsin farms, businesses, educational institutions and communities on the Great Lakes, along the Mississippi River and places in between. Critics say the trillions in federal spending will be wasteful. While both sides await the final bills, the debate is spurring discussion of big ideas and long-delayed projects.
Join WisPolitics.com and WisBusiness.com for a Tuesday, Sept. 21 virtual luncheon on how Wisconsin can make the most of this possible once-in-a-generation boost to a wide array of programs benefiting the green economy.
The program goes from noon to 1 p.m. CT on Tues Sept. 21.
The virtual luncheon lineup:
David Kieve, director of Public Engagement for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, outlines the major goals for the Biden administration.
Veteran DC journalist Lou Jacobson provides an overview of where the bills stand.
Two state lawmakers talk about how the federal money could boost state efforts:
Sen. Robert Cowles, R-Green Bay, chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee and vice-chair of the Senate Transportation and Local Government Committee
Rep. Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, a member of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee.
All registered attendees will receive an email with a link to the webinar.
The link will be sent out the morning of September 21.
This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative (WEI).
Additional sponsorship support: Construction Business Group (CBG)