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Lawmaker says proposal not intended to create monopoly

January 15, 2010

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Representative Cory Mason says his proposed requirement that school building cleaning meet GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) standards was not intended to create a monopoly, according to WKOW-TV.

According to the story, critics say that Kranz Green, a leading firm providing GEI-certified school cleaning products in the state of Wisconsin, would benefit from the specific requirement, included in a sweeping proposal to improve air quality in public buildings.
Mason denied the claim, saying: "The bill in no way provides a monopoly for any one distributor or producer."

Owner of Kranz Green and former state lawmaker Jeff Neubauer said that he expects no monopoly would happen were the proposal to become law and that other firms are not prohibited from purchasing GEI-certified products.

Some officials expressed concerns over the costs of acquiring new cleaning products and equipment and the proposal is currently stalled, the story added.

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