GOP legislators refused to bring an official hearing on environmentally-destructive iron mining bills to Northern Wisconsin - - even though that is where fast-tracked legislation could lead to an huge open pit iron ore mine where the Penokee Hills now stand close to Lake Superior - - so a number of legislators are holding the next best thing: an all-day, bi-partisan listening session in Ashland this Saturday.
Good for them, shame on cowardly mining captives running the legislature - - and here are the details:
Jauch and Bewley Announce Northern Listening Session on Mining Bills
MADISON-Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) and Representative Janet Bewley (D-Ashland) announced today that they will be holding a public listening session at the AmericInn in Ashland on Saturday, February 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m. The event is open to the public and the discussion will focus on the two recently introduced mining bills, SB1/AB1, authored by Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and LRB 0821, authored by Senator Tim Cullen (D-Janesville).