The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board’s Nov. 29 certification of the official results of the Nov. 6 election made it, well, official: Democratic candidates got more votes than Republicans in state races for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, state Senate and state Assembly.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources would face a two-year-deadline to approve iron mining applications under a plan a Democratic state senator released Thursday.
Two days after the Nov. 6 election in which Republicans retained dominion in the state Assembly and regained control of the Senate, a GOP assemblyman interviewed in the state Capitol press room identified Job No. 1: “We bring a mining bill that Dale Schultz can’t stand in the way of.”
At least one new mining bill in January seems a certainty for Wisconsin. But its content and fate probably will depend on which party wins in November.
Published: September 17, 2012
Tags: Army Corps of Engineers, Dale Schultz, DNR, Glenn Grothman, Gogebic Taconite, iron ore, Mary Lazich, mining, Scott Fitzgerald, Tim Cullen, Wisconsin Geological Survey
Attempts to streamline the state’s mining regulations will continue Tuesday when a Senate committee holds the first of three informational hearings.
The state Building Commission voted Wednesday to shelve further debate on the Department of Fiscal Institutions’ controversial request for money to relocate from downtown Madison to Middleton.
Published: April 13, 2012
Tags: Alexander Co., Dale Schultz, Department of Financial Institutions, DFI, Fred Risser, Joe Alexander, Mark Pocan, Paul Soglin, Robert Cowles, T. Wall Properties, The Fiore Cos.
A proposal to move the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions to an office building in Middleton is being decried by state and local officials as a needless expense and contrary to a state policy that urges keeping agencies in central Madison.
While winners and losers clearly emerged during the legislative session that began in January 2011 and ended last week, the fate of others remains unknown.
Senate Republicans aren’t giving up on plans to help a Florida company open a giant iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin, announcing Tuesday they will meet next week to discuss stalled legislation that would ease the state’s permitting rules.
A Florida-based mining company will set its eyes on building an open-pit mine elsewhere after the state Senate failed to reform how the state permits projects.