Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bill making Harley official motorcycle moves through Wisconsin Legislature
Associated Press
Updated: 02/04/2010 08:26:41 AM CST

Milwaukee-based Harley Davidson would be named Wisconsin's official motorcycle under a bill that's gaining momentum in the Legislature.

The measure passed a state Assembly committee on a partisan 4-2 vote on Wednesday with Democrats backing it and Republicans against. It can now be taken up by the full Democratic-controlled Assembly.

It must pass there and the Democratic-controlled Senate before it heads to Gov. Jim Doyle for his consideration.

Bill sponsor Rep. Leon Young says Harley has been a good company not just for Wisconsin but the entire country. But opponent Rep. Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc argued that the designation amounted to just a "scrap or crumb" for the company that was hurt by recent business tax increases.


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