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Business lobby proposes removing 'America's Dairyland' from Wisconsin license plates

Business lobby proposes removing 'America's Dairyland' from Wisconsin license plates

The head of the state’s influential business lobby says Wisconsin should consider scrapping the slogan that has adorned its vehicle license plates since World War II: “America’s Dairyland.”

There’s no indication the idea has traction at the state Capitol, and the state’s dairy lobby is opposed. The suggestion by Kurt Bauer, executive director of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, prods the state and its residents — who affectionately refer to themselves as “Cheeseheads” — to reimagine their identities in the 21st century.

Such an image makeover could be linked to a $10 billion plan by Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to build a manufacturing campus near Racine, Bauer...

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