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Van Wanggaard

Two bills authored by state Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, have been passed by the state Senate.

The bills, which provide health insurance coverage for the surviving members of police officers killed in the line of duty, and makes it easier to develop new wetlands, both passed the Senate unanimously.

“When a police officer loses his or her life in the line of duty, it has many devastating effects on the family and the community,” said Wanggaard. “Making sure the officer’s family doesn’t lose their health insurance coverage is the least we can do. I am so pleased my colleagues have unanimously supported our police officers by adopting Senate Bill 266.”

The other bill would encourage the creation of wetlands and require the new wetlands be developed closer to where existing wetlands were disturbed.

“With all our economic growth in southeastern Wisconsin, we need to make sure we take care of our environment, too,” Wanggaard said. “Senate Bill 169 will allow us to develop responsibly, and also protect our vital wetlands.”

Both bills passed the state Senate on 33-0 votes on Tuesday. The Assembly is intending to pass Senate Bill 266 today, and Senate Bill 169 later this year.

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