From Wisconsinlakes.org home page:
- GOVERNOR WALKER HAS VETOED THE CITIZEN PARTNERSHIP CONTRACT BETWEEN WI LAKES AND DNR, ALONG WITH CONTRACTS AND GRANTS TO SEVERAL OTHER NON-PROFIT CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS, and
- July 13, 2015: Governor Walker signed the state budget without vetoing a provision that invalidates dozens of county shoreland zoning provisions across Wisconsin, and limits ordinances to the state minimum shoreland development standards and weakens standards and oversight of non-conforming structures.
Our own Rep. Adam Jarchow (28th Assembly District) takes the credit for this “big win for property rights” in his July 17, 2015 Budget Wrap-Up email:
“After months of hard work and spirited debate, the 2015-2017 biennial state budget is complete. On Sunday, July 12th, Governor Walker signed the budget into law and it officially took effect on Tuesday. As a freshman legislator, being part of the budget process was fascinating, challenging and eye opening. In the end, I voted in favor of this state budget. Here are a few highlights from the final product.
- Property Rights: As part of the DNR omnibus motion, the Joint Committee on Finance approved a motion I authored that (1) ends the practice of forcing people to tear down homes and cabins that are too close to the water, (2) ensures no bureaucrat will ever again be able to tell you to tear out your yard, and (3) prohibits counties from creating guidelines for shoreland zoning that is stricter that NR 115. NR 115 is a statewide guideline for shoreland zoning, which now cannot be exceeded by any county. This motion is a big win for property rights in this state.”