Future Caucus News

WisEye Morning Minute: Bipartisan Efforts Towards 2050 Energy Goals

At the Customers First! Coalition Energy 2050 Power Lunch, Rep. Adam Neylon (R-Pewaukee) and Rep. Amanda Stuck (D-Appleton), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Wisconsin Future Caucus, gave opening remarks. Rep. Neylon spoke about the Clean Energy Corridor Grants which would create a public-private partnership to create strategic Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure. "This is a green initiative, that's also going to create jobs and grow this economy in terms of renewable energy economy, and I think that's a place where [the parties] can meet in the middle." Rep. Stuck highlighted how there's a lot of agreement on both sides of the aisle across the country on the future of energy. "There seems to be a lot of agreement on where things are going in the future and a lot of areas where we can talk about what's coming and find ways to truly work together on these issues."

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Legislators feel the winds of change at Colo wind farm

Legislators feel the winds of change at Colo wind farm

On Tuesday, state legislators embarked on an all-day tour of renewable energy facilities in Iowa. During their visit to Colo, they toured the Story Winds facility and got a snapshot of Iowa’s wind energy industry. The group of legislators are a part of Future Iowa Caucus, a bipartisan group of state legislators age 40 and younger, included Rep. Lindsay James, D-Dubuque; Rep. Joe Mitchell, R-Mount Pleasant; and Sen. Zach Wahls, D-Coralville.

North Iowa renewable energy highlighted in state legislators tour

North Iowa renewable energy highlighted in state legislators tour

If there's a bridge for partisan divides, at least in the state of Iowa, it runs through renewable fuel sources. Or so that's the thinking of the Future Iowa Caucus, a bipartisan group of state legislators age 40 and younger who swung through Mason City as part of a broader tour to learn more about energy "success stories" in the area. 

Iowa Lawmakers Tour Mason City Renewable Energy Facilities

Iowa Lawmakers Tour Mason City Renewable Energy Facilities

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers toured two renewable fuel plants in Mason City.  They want to better understand how to help this industry thrive and better fuel Iowa's economy. Four of the group were part of the Iowa Future Caucus.  They are a caucus of lawmakers under 40-years-old who want to work together, regardless of party affiliation, to address issues of the future.

Millennial Action Project Hosts 3rd Annual Bipartisan Future Summit for Young State Legislators

Millennial Action Project Hosts 3rd Annual Bipartisan Future Summit for Young State Legislators

On August 2-4, 2019, Millennial Action Project (MAP) hosted its 3rd Annual Future Summit at Vanderbilt University. A bipartisan group of over 60 young elected officials joined MAP in Nashville, Tennessee for discussions surrounding policy issues impacting future generations, and tactics to foster more collaborative governing environments in their statehouses. 

Millennials are underrepresented in elected office

Millennials are underrepresented in elected office

In the next general election, millennials are expected to represent 27 percent of eligible voters, the second-largest group behind baby boomers, according to the Pew Research Center. Despite those numbers, however, my age group is underrepresented in elected office. One national group aims to increase young people’s influence in public policy, and it’s growing its footprint in Iowa.