Wisconsin will not get two new state symbolsWisconsin News
-- Wisconsin will not get two new state symbols.
Wisconsin will not get two new state symbols.
Bills that would have named an official state motorcycle and microbe did not get on the agenda for the state Senate’s final meeting of the year today.
The Assembly approved both new symbols last week. The Lacto-coccus Lactis would have become the official state microbe. That’s the bacterium which turns milk into Wisconsin’s world-renowned cheese. And Harley-Davidson would have become the state’s official motorcycle – and it generated some opposition. Some said it’s wrong to single out a private company as an official state symbol. And a group that fights noise pollution also raised objections.
Had they passed, Harley and the Lactis would have become the 27th and 28th state symbols. There was also a proposal to name cheese as the official state snack – but it never came up for a vote.