Wisconsin Republicans have scheduled a public hearing next week on a bill to overhaul the state’s mining regulations.
Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he still holds out hope for an iron mine in northern Wisconsin.
Senate Republicans have stopped short of voting on a contentious bill that would streamline Wisconsin’s mining regulations to help a Florida company open a huge iron mine in the north woods.
The Legislature’s budget committee is poised to vote next week on a bill designed to jumpstart a northwestern Wisconsin iron mine.
State Senate Republicans have split and are offering competing bills to jumpstart an iron mine in northwestern Wisconsin, jeopardizing the chances of anything passing before the legislative session ends next month.
Assembly Republicans want to tweak an iron mining bill to give local governments a slightly bigger chunk of ore taxes.
A Republican bill designed to kick-start an iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin could mean more costs for the state Department of Natural Resources ranging from $150,000 to $800,000 a year, according to a DNR analysis.
Republicans will hold a hearing on a contentious mining bill in northern Wisconsin after all.
By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Republicans plan to introduce a bill next week designed to jump-start a company’s plan to dig an iron mine in far northern Wisconsin, the chamber’s top leader said Wednesday. Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, said the GOP will release the language during a news conference next [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Assembly’s jobs committee plans to hold a hearing in Hurley next week to gather information about a possible iron mine in far northern Wisconsin. The committee plans to convene Thursday at the Hurley School District’s auditorium. Local government officials, tribal representatives and the general public will get a chance to [...]