Microbes 1, H-D 0 in Wisconsin State Legislature

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The Wisconsin state legislature has put the brakes on a proposal to name Harley-Davidson as the official state motorcycle.

Milwaukee Democrat Rep. Leon Young, who sponsored the bill, asked to delay debate on his proposal while he works to quell opposition. But he said he still hopes to get the bill passed, according to WITI-TV.

Anti-noise pollution activists oppose the designation, along with some legislators who don’t like the idea of using an iconic, but commercial and private, name as an official state representation.

While the H-D tribute was spinning its wheels, a bill naming the bacterium that converts milk into cheese as the official state microbe passed easily 7-1, the station reported.

Posted by Holly Wagner