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Seasonal Saftey: Electrical Safety on the Water.  

May 17, 2018—Whether close to home or while on vacation, hot summer temperatures beckon many people to activities in and around the water. To help ensure that the fun stays in these summer activities, it is important to keep safety in mind. Safe Electricity shares tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe when enjoying water recreation activities this summer. Continue reading on our Seasonal Saftey page.


ROPE Lassos a Legislative Win

April 16, 2018—Wisconsin’s sales and use tax on services and materials furnished in mutual assistance between electric and telecommunications cooperatives became a thing of the past Monday afternoon, as Governor Scott Walker signed a reform proposal shepherded to enactment on the final day of the legislative session after a full year’s lobbying effort by the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association.

Mutual Aid Bill Passes Senate Unanimously

March 21, 2018The Wisconsin State Senate voted 32–0 in favor of a bill that exempts electric cooperatives from sales and use tax for mutual assistance services they perform during disaster recovery. As the bill voted on in the Senate was the Assembly version, which passed in January; the final step for the bill is, being signed into law by the governor.       

Co-op Difference |
Touring our history, forming our future

It was Lyndon Johnson’s idea, and it was a good one.

When the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) held its 1957 annual meeting in Chicago, the then-majority leader of the U.S. Senate—perhaps already pondering his first (1960) run for the presidency and undoubtedly mindful of his bedrock association with electric cooperatives—traveled there to address the gathering.

One outcome of the meeting, Johnson said, ought to be co-ops “sending youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News

The Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News serves as the voice of the state’s rural electric cooperatives. Founded in 1940, the publication focuses on statewide issues that affect electric cooperatives, promoting the general welfare of Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives, their member-owners, and the areas they serve.
 

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