Water rally draws 200 while speakers promote issue as bipartisan
By Bruce Ritchie
A rally for clean water at the Capitol drew more than 200 people on Tuesday [Feb. 18th] while legislators speaking at the event described water as a bipartisan issue.
However, a House subcommittee chairman on Tuesday maintained that the Legislature has been dealing with water quality issues in recent years even as water is being described as a major issue for this legislative session, which starts March 4.
Some legislators expect an increased focus on water in the coming session. On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation holds a workshop on draft springs legislation.