Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly approved a polarizing mining bill Thursday, completing a long push to help a Florida-based company open a giant iron mine near the shores of Lake Superior over environmentalists’ objections.
Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly approved a polarizing mining bill Thursday and sent the measure to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature, completing a long push to help a Florida company open a giant iron mine on the shore of Lake Superior over environmentalists' objections.
Republicans began their final drive Thursday to ease the regulatory path for a new iron mine near Lake Superior in Northwestern Wisconsin, sending a polarizing bill to the state Assembly floor for one last vote with promises it would spur job growth in the impoverished area.
Republicans neared victory Monday in their legislative fight to lure a giant iron mine to northwestern Wisconsin, pushing the proposal through the budget committee and setting up final votes in the coming days.
Without Minnesota legislative action, Wisconsin residents who work in Minnesota and Minnesota residents who work in Wisconsin will probably have to continue filing two state tax forms, Wisconsin Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler told Superior Days delegates Tuesday morning.
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