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UPDATE: Walker talks mining and jobs during 3 stops


MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker toured businesses in 3 cities today, working to build support for mining legislation Republican lawmakers plan to propose in the upcoming session.

This morning he visited Valley Plating and Fabricating in Green Bay. Walker says the legislation must not only be economically friendly, but environmentally, too. "We hope early on in this session both the Assembly and the Senate, members of both political parties can come forward and help us pass legislation to streamline the process for safe and environmentally sound mining in the state."

Lawmakers have promised a transparent process and plan to hold public meetings.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker plans to talk about mining and jobs during three stops around Wisconsin.

Walker will visit Valley Plating and Fabricating in Green Bay Wednesday morning to promote his mining agenda. Then he heads to Schofield where he'll address employees at L & S Electric.

The governor will make his final stop of the day in Milwaukee where he'll meet with employees at Phoenix Products Co.

The Legislature is expected to revisit Wisconsin's mining regulations after the session begins this month. Republicans have worked to help Florida-based Gogebic Taconite open a huge iron mine just south of Lake Superior. Company officials have promised the mine would create 700 jobs in the economically depressed region, but want legislators to ease the regulatory path.


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