Fortner solicits community input on Clean Jobs Bill at forum
State Rep. Mike Fortner (R-Dist. 49) recently hosted a forum on clean energy, with the aim of providing background and supporting data related to the Clean Jobs Bill (H.R. 2607).
During the forum, advocates from a variety of community sectors -- including government, business, education and interest groups -- came together to discuss concerns and information related to clean-energy issues. Fortner was joined by fellow lawmaker Steve Andersson (R-Dist. 65) at the forum, who helped him answer questions and provide legislative insight on the bill.
An official co-sponsor of the Clean Jobs legislation, Fortner solicited input from any individuals or organizations with an interest in clean energy to help refine the legislation.
“We need to update state policy to bring in technology that can aid us economically - to create jobs, reduce pollution and save money,” Fortner said. “This is an issue we’ve known is coming for a while, and as a state representative, I welcome input to help us create the best bill possible to achieve this.”