Votes on official state motorcycle, microbe expected Wednesday
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the bacterium that converts milk into cheese are slated to be honored by the Wisconsin state Assembly.
Bills that would make Harley the official state motorcycle and Lactococcus lactis the official state microbe are up for a vote on Thursday.
Opponents have emerged to the Harley designation, saying it's not wise to give such an honor to a private company even if it was formed and remains based in Milwaukee. A group opposed to noise pollution has also sounded alarms.
But that hasn't stopped state lawmakers from looking to score points with the purely symbolic designations.
And they may not stop there.
Another proposal to make cheese the official state snack awaits debate.