Sen. Harding: “Government run amok.”

March 27, 2023

Republicans launched a campaign on Wednesday to oppose the governor’s bill to establish new “sector specific sub-targets” on greenhouse gas emissions.

In a release, party leaders compared the bill to the failed Transportation Climate Initiative, which sought to specifically address vehicle emissions, dubbing the new plan “TCI on steroids.”

“The bill requires state government to report on the emissions of every resident and business in our state,” said state Sen. Stephen Harding, R-Brookfield, the ranking member of the Environment Committee. “From restaurants to office buildings, from single- and multi- family homes to apartment buildings, from manufacturers to farms, and even mortuaries, this legislation will adversely impact everyone in no uncertain terms. It represents government run amok.”