Steven Verburg is a reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal covering state politics with a focus on science and the environment as well as military and veterans issues.
The West Allis native had served since 2015 as bishop of the diocese of Gary, Indiana. He replaces Robert Morlino, who died Nov. 24 at age 71.
Bishop Donald Hying jokes with a parishioner after his installation Tuesday at the head of the Catholic Diocese of Madison.
Despite the absence of enforceable PFAS limits, Gov. Tony Evers administration will urge local wasterwater plants to push industry to reduce releases.
The recommended 20 ppt standard is far below a much-criticized federal advisory and equal to the low limit already in place in Vermont.