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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:35 PM

Wis. GOP promises mining reform will be first bill

http://host.madison.com/news/state-and-regional/wis-gop-promises-mining-reform-will-be-first-bill/article_9fd57eb8-7323-53fe-ada5-73599c8d4979.html



Assembly Republican leaders say the first bill they'll introduce this session will reform Wisconsin's mining laws.

Speaker Robin Vos and Majority Leader Scott Suder released a statement Wednesday calling the bill a top priority. They said the measure will help bring thousands of jobs to the state but didn't offer any details on what changes the bill might make.

The statement comes on the same day Republic Gov. Scott Walker was scheduled to visit businesses around the state highlighting the importance of mining.

Republicans pushed a mining reform bill during the last session to help Gogebic Taconite open an iron mine near Lake Superior. The company promised the mine would create 700 jobs.
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I knew it---->ram it down our throats as fast as they can!!

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hue Jan 2013 OP
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #1
ROBROX Jan 2013 #2
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hue Jan 2013 #5

Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 01:39 PM

1. Who didn't know this was coming?

The next step will be to turn the management of deer hunting on public lands over to private corporations.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:10 PM

2. THE GOP ONLY LOOKS AFTER THEIR MASTERS WELFARE

 

If their is mine activity it has nothing to do with good wages or being SAFE.

Who needs jobs where the wages will be so low that a person can not live? Who needs an UNSAFE job where a person may die or be injured?

The greedy people are quick to point out one positive fact, but this does not correct the WRONG which this government approves.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:27 PM

3. Promise? Sounds more like a threat.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:50 PM

4. wonder if we ought to attack on religion

at fighting bob fest there was a speaker who talked about the rivers involved as being of spirtual significance to the native population.
to do the mines is to attack the native americans church

lets crucify and denounce the republicanb lack of religuous tolerace--those pagan bastards

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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:36 PM

5. Bad River tribe to stop in Milwaukee to make case against mine

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/185600401.html

Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins, the tribe’s attorney and other tribal members will be in Milwaukee on Tuesday to discuss their concerns about a proposed iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin.

The tribe said in a statement issued on Thursday that it plans to meet with the media during the day and the public at night.

Bad River leaders have opposed plans by Gogebic Taconite to construct a massive $1.5 billion iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties. Wiggins has expressed concerns that construction of the mine would be harmful to tribal lands, include wild rice beds, which lie downstream from the site of the proposed mine.

Republican legislative leaders say that a bill rewriting mining legislation will be the first measure introduced in the 2013 session. Gogebic has demanded changes in state mining laws before it moves forward with the permitting process.

Gov. Scott Walker made stops in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Schofield on Wednesday touting the economic importance of an iron ore mine.

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