Local legislator fights changes in land ownership

A partisan battle over foreign land ownership appears to be brewing in the legislature. Representative Andy Jorgensen of Milton says a proposal to prevent the Attorney General from issuing an opinion on a 127-year-old ban has failed along party lines in committee.  The Democrat says he'll now ask the Assembly to overturn the committee's decision. The ban limits individual foreign ownership of land in Wisconsin to a total 640 acres.  He says lifting the band would allow foreign investors to change land use in the state.