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Assembly Republicans to introduce mining bill first

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MADISON (WKOW) - Speaker-elect Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) announced Wednesday morning that a mining bill will be the first piece of legislation introduced by Assembly Republicans in the 2013 session, which begins next Monday.

"Mining reform is a top priority in the state Assembly," Speaker-elect Vos said in a written statement. "I'm hopeful all the interested parties can come together to protect our environment and make mining reform happen."

Assembly Republicans are joining Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) in making a statement on the importance of a mining bill Wednesday.

Gov. Walker is spending the day visiting companies in Green Bay, Schofield and Milwaukee that could benefit from a new iron ore mine proposed for an area just south of Lake Superior.

Gogebic Taconite, a Florida company, expressed interest in establishing that mine in 2011. But a bill that would have given Gogebic Taconite a green light on developing that mine died in the State Senate in March of 2012.

 

 

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