By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Wisconsin lawmakers take up regulation of drones
Placeholder Image
MADISON (AP) - Wisconsin lawmakers hinted Wednesday at the potential for unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, to take off in the state once they decide how to regulate them. Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy chairman Rep. Adam Neylon, a Pewaukee Republican, said at a public hearing that Wisconsin is in a "great spot to embrace drones" as the Federal Aviation Administration begins granting broader permission to use the devices. Neylon said many businesses have explored the technology, but previous FAA bans as well as state law prevent them from using drones.