State Treasurer to Testify on Mining Bill
State Treasurer Kurt Schuller will be in Hurley Wednesday morning to testify before the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Small Business on behalf of AB 426, which would create a more efficient permitting process for iron mining in Wisconsin.
“Iron mining has the potential to bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin, principally to Northern Wisconsin, whose economy has been particularly hard hit in recent years” Treasurer Schuller said. “The regulatory changes proposed in AB 426 would maintain reasonable environmental safeguards that are specifically tailored to deal with the type of mining the region is able to support. We owe it to the people of Wisconsin to pass this bill.”
The hearing is being held at the Hurley Inn and starts 10:00 A.M.