Governor Doyle: Wisconsin within One Step of Passing Historic Great Lakes Compact

Compact Wins Wide Approval of Senate, Businesses and Municipalities


MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today thanked the Senate for approving the Great Lakes Compact on a strong 26-6 bipartisan vote and urged the Assembly to pass the Compact, which is supported by municipalities and businesses across the state.


“After two years of work in Wisconsin, we are ready to pass this historic Great Lakes Compact that will protect our state’s greatest natural resource,” Governor Doyle said. “I applaud the Senate and the broad coalition of those who support the Compact. It is essential to pass the Compact both to ensure that our water use is sustainable and that cities such as Waukesha can meet their needs.”


The Wisconsin Paper Council and other businesses are endorsing the Great Lakes Compact, as are Waukesha and municipalities across the state. The Compact has been signed into law in Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois.