Rep. Katrina Shankland and Sen. Tom Tiffany were both recognized by the Wisconsin Paper Council as legislators of the year, though each highlighted differing priorities at the group’s recent annual meeting.

Both lawmakers are part of the bipartisan Wisconsin Paper Caucus, which was started earlier this year. Tiffany, R-Minocqua, is chair for the Senate, and Shankland, D-Stevens Point, serves as vice chair for the Assembly.

“We have to work together in bipartisan ways,” said Gov. Tony Evers, who addressed attendees of yesterday’s event at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. He called the creation of the Paper Caucus “a huge step in the right direction.”

“If you think about what you did when you created that bipartisan caucus, that is a huge thing,” the guv said. “This is an area that they can be together on and make wise decisions.”

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