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 [...]
Dear State Journal Editor –
I attended the Mining Commission Hearing on Wednesday in Madison – hours away from the communities this bill will affect directly. Lest we forget though, this bill sets new mining rules for the whole state moving forward; it could be any of our backyards at some point. I had questions [...]
Watch as Republican State Senate majority leader Scott Fitzgerald explains how corporations, not legislators, wrote the mining bill Republicans plan on ramming through this session:
Obviously I’m not one bit surprised at the “foxes in the henhouse” approach employed by Sen. Fitzgerald and his Republican colleagues, because they’ve never struck me as being truly interested [...]
Shrill Labarrel, failed tea party candidate and fringe right winger, today filed papers to recall Senator Bob Jauch. In her filing she let it be known that Senator Jauch was being recalled, because he voted against MIMES!
As if the “tea party” hasn’t done enough damage, they now want to flood [...]
Democratic State Sen. Chris Larson asks the question: How serious were Republicans about working across the aisle on mining? Well, they cancelled the mining meeting on Monday just after the senate split and there would have been a 50/50 voice on how to move forward. This, after they put all 3 bills on the agenda [...]
This morning Milwaukee Public Radio featured two news items back to back that exemplified the hypocrisy in the Republican legislature. The announcer played it straight but I am sure someone in the newsroom understood the irony in what they were doing! I haven’t gone back and vetted every word or statement. This is just a [...]
From News Radio 620: So the training initiative was inserted into the bill. And sources say that in exchange for the initiative, Carpenter committed to voting for the bill. The unions are happy, Republicans are relieved, and fellow Democratic Senators don’t yet know anything about his decision, as of Monday night.
Speaking of Monday night, [...]
Report: Senator Carpenter flipped position on mining bill; caused bill to fail
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald joined Charlie Sykes on Wednesday to talk about his disappointment surrounding the bill’s failure. “There was some real indications that one of these Democrats was going to vote with us and move this bill forward.”
On Monday [...]
By a vote of 17-16, the state Senate voted today to reject mining legislation proposed by Republican lawmakers that would ease the regulatory path for a large open pit iron mine in northern Wisconsin.
Among those Democratic State Senators voting against the mining legislation was Sen. Tim Carpenter, who yesterday was reportedly considering voting [...]