New rules for Great Lakes lakefront property development head to governor again


New rules for Great Lakes lakefront property development head to governor again


A largely GOP-backed bill that would enable private waterfront development on public lands that were once submerged in Wisconsin’s Great Lakes waters has passed both state houses and now heads to the desk of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Generally, the state owns and holds such property in trust for the public, but proponents of Senate Bill 541 say the parcels often remain unused and carry a cloud of uncertainty over ownership that inhibits their development, leading cities and villages to lose revenue...

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