Byline: Shelley Nelson
Mar. 23--MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's proposal on ballast water permits is the equivalent of putting out a business not welcome sign on at the state's ports, according to officials gathered today to object to the proposal during a public hearing sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources.
Wisconsin will lose jobs, increase manufacturing costs and stifle economic development if a proposed statewide permit regarding ballast water is approved in its current form, a group of business leaders, labor representatives and elected officials, warned today.
"We have the worst economy in decades, and Wisconsin's unemployment just skyrocketed to …