Harley Davidson may be named Wisconsin’s official motorcycle

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

Milwaukee based Harley Davidson would be named Wisconsin’s official motorcycle under a bill that's gaining momentum in the legislature.

The measure passed a state assembly committee on a partisan 4-2 vote on Wednesday with Democrats backing it and Republicans against. It must pass there and the Senate before it heads to Governor Jim Doyle for his consideration.

Bill sponsor Leon Young says Harley has been a good company not just for Wisconsin but the entire country. Opponent Joel Kleefisch argued that the designation amounted to just a "scrap or crumb" for the company that was hurt by recent business tax increases.

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  • by Dean Weber Location: Milwaukee on Feb 9, 2010 at 12:50 PM
    A better idea would be to name Buell the Official Mororcycle of Wisconsin, in memory of a GREAT, innovative, growing and exporting American motorcycle company that the braintrust at Harley killed.
  • by dan on Feb 4, 2010 at 06:43 PM
    oh geeez, what an complete waste of time and money. do our legislature have nothing better to dicuss than having a state motorcycle?
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