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Capital City Sunday: Clean Wisconsin, Rep. Anderson & Veteran’s Affairs Sec.-designee Mary Kolar

MADISON (WKOW) — Governor Tony Evers declared August as “Water Quality Month” as studies continue to reveal high levels of lead and bacteria in our drinking water.

Amber Meyer Smith, Director of Programs & Government Relations for Clean Wisconsin explains where the contamination is coming from and how research can help identify problematic areas. Smith also explains the steps you can start taking to make sure your water is safe to drink.

State Representative Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), who uses a wheelchair, says he needs additional accommodations to participate in committee hearings. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said the rules approved by the legislature prevent lawmakers from doing this. Vos sent a letter to Rep. Anderson to accommodate his request but the Democrat said it doesn’t meet his needs.

Plus, almost a dozen coordinators in through Wisconsin’s Department of Veterans Affairs will be distributed across the state to reach out to veterans. Secretary-designee Mary Kolar discusses the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program, which she says can save hundreds of lives.

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Emilee Fannon

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