Controversial Mining Bill Gets New Life
MILWAUKEE-Governor Walker said Wednesday that he will try again to pass a bill allowing for an iron mine in northern Wisconsin.
"We've got a company willing to make a billion-dollar investment," Walker said. "That's thousands of jobs for construction and operation."
Walker made the statement during a visit to Phoenix Industries which makes mining equipment.
In the past, a similar bill has failed over environmental concerns.
Democratic Lead Peter Barca of Kenosha released the following statement.
"A mining bill, crafted with all the stakeholders involved, is important to do right this time around. We need to make sure the bill creates mining jobs and also protects our natural resources. As well as our tourism and agricultural economies that are so vital to Wisconsin."