Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his rubber-stamp legislature should read this before they continue to deceive Wisconsin’s citizens about the “job creation” potential of an iron mine in northwestern Wisconsin.
Mining could be a huge economic boost for the state, say proponents of an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin.
But it hasn’t been a cure-all for the big iron ranges of Minnesota and Michigan.
The areas rank below average in median household income for their states, and their economies have often struggled despite dominating iron ore production in the United States.
I don’t care what Republicans say; it’s clear an open pit iron mine won’t be the “magic cure” to Wisconsin’s job woes.