A Few Wisconsin Lawmakers Proposed a Bill to Lower the Drinking Age in Wisconsin to 19
According to the Journal Sentinel current federal law states that any state that has a drinking age of less than 21 will lose out on 8 % of federal highway funding, which made many states including Minnesota to bump the legal drinking age from 19 to 21 many years ago.
For the state of Wisconsin that would mean $53.7 million reduction this year alone in federal highway funding. Another hurdle for the proposed bill would be Assembly Speaker Robin Vos who is against this bill, and plays a major role in what ideas are even brought up to vote in the first place.
Adam Jarchow, of Balsam Lake who is 38 years old and is one of the backers of the bill has taken the stance that at 19 you have been a legal adult for a year and can be sent off to a foreign country to fight in the military, but you can't have a beer? He also made the point that he chose the age of 19 to keep alcohol away from kids still in High School.
Again this bill has a long way to go before it may even hit Governor Scott Walkers desk, so for those for or against it, one thing is for sure this will not happen overnight.