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MADISON, Wis. [September 29, 2017] – Cooperative Network was pleased to see the many advocates who came out to testify on behalf of AB 353 at the Wisconsin Assembly Financial Institutions Committee Hearing this week. “It was wonderful to see the many supporters of the bill coming together to have...

September 27, 2017 To: Members, Assembly Financial Institutions CommitteeFrom: John Manske, Senior Government Affairs Director and David Ward, Director of Government Relations and DairyRE: Support for AB 353 Thank you Chairman Katsma and members of the committee for scheduling this hearing on AB 353, which provides several changes to Chapter 185...

Who supports this legislation?The Cooperative Statute Modernization Bill (AB 353 and SB 281) has bipartisan support from 26 members of the Wisconsin Assembly and seven Wisconsin Senators. What is the benefit to having appointed directors?If Chapter 185 is updated, cooperative members would be enabled to have the option of nominating...

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