Three Wisconsin lawmakers want to revisit the state's iron mining laws after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers declined the state's request to work with the state toward permits for Gogebic Taconite's potential mine near Mellen.
In the age of 30-second attack ads that sell candidates no differently that laundry soap and cheeseburgers, most legislators surely felt they had no choice but to support a $100 million property tax cut approved last week.
The Wisconsin Senate passed Gov. Scott Walker's $100 million property tax cut proposal Tuesday with bipartisan support, even though Democrats complained it was more a political ploy than anything that would truly help people's pocketbooks.
A hearing on proposed legislation that would streamline the state's mining laws drew at least 200 people to northern Wisconsin on Saturday, with most saying the measure would lead to devastating environmental damage.