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Wisconsin State Senate to Vote on Rules, Cheese Plant

18:27PM Jan 17, 2017

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The Wisconsin state Senate plans to spend its first day in session helping a cheese distributor.

The first bill introduced in the Senate that was to be voted on Tuesday is designed to assist with Plymouth-based Masters Gallery Foods building of a $30 million cheese packaging and distribution plant in the village of Oostburg.

The bill would allow Oostburg, in Sheboygan County, to create a new tax incremental district for the 150,000-sqaure-foot facility expected to create 120 jobs over three years.

The proposal has bipartisan support.

The Senate also plans to vote on rule changes for the next two years. They are largely technical and include removing a requirement from the days when smoking was allowed in the Capitol that the Senate chamber be properly ventilated.