MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker said he doesn’t support the current version of a massive clean energy bill and there’s not enough votes to pass it.
Decker said Friday that Democratic leaders are still working on a version that will get enough support to pass in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Decker said he believes the proposal will raise utility rates and he won’t support anything that does that.
Environmentalists and business interests are both heavily lobbying on the bill.
The bill is a top priority of Gov. Jim Doyle, who said it will create thousands of jobs and improve the environment.
Among other things, a quarter of the state’s energy would still have to come from renewable sources by 2025.