Evers proposes flood bills even though Assembly is done

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot have issued disaster proclamations stemming from flood damage along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The local and state proclamations issued Thursday aimed at boosting funding for recovery and rebuilding efforts along more than 30 miles of shoreline in Cook and Lake counties affected by the Jan. 10-11 storm. (MGN Image)
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tony Evers is proposing a package of legislation designed to control spring flooding even though the state Assembly has adjourned until January.

The bills proposed Tuesday would cover a portion of local governments' costs to repair highways and bridges, and allocate another $10 million to help local governments build structures to collect storm water and groundwater.

It would also create an income tax deduction for flood insurance premiums and increase borrowing authority for a state program that funds local conservation activities.

The bills will likely go nowhere. Assembly Republicans adjourned their two-year session last month and aren't expected back until January.