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After a Two-Month Pause, Finally Movement on the State Budget

While a hearing scheduled for Tuesday from the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) on Foxconn in Sturtevant will be getting all the headlines this week, it’s the follow-up meeting set for Thursday which may be more important for Wisconsin’s fiscal picture. The gathering will be the first official meeting for Wisconsin’s budget-writing committee since mid-June where actual votes on parts […]

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Darling Sees Few Changes to Foxconn Bill

By James Wigderson, special to Media Trackers State Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), a co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee, said she does not think there will be substantial changes to the Foxconn bill that was passed by the state Assembly on Thursday. “I think the Assembly really dug into it and made sure that […]

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The Anti-Mining Hysteria Begins

The environmental left has wasted little time in launching hyperbole at a proposed repeal of Wisconsin’s metallic mineral mining moratorium. Republican Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton on Thursday introduced a bill repealing the moratorium. on Friday The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters issued a news release titled “Tiffany’s Industrial Acid Mining Bill is […]

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Democrats Gamble on Future with Bet Against Foxconn

Three democrats crossed party lines and voted in favor of the Foxconn bill yesterday, which passed in the assembly 59-30. Not a coincidence, all three who voted represent areas Foxconn is expected to be located. After the motion to send the bill to the Joint Finance Committee failed, the floor was open for debate. During […]

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Tiffany: Ending Mining Moratorium Could Transform WI Economy

One of the sponsors of a bill to end Wisconsin’s moratorium on metallic mineral mining says the move could help transform the state’s economy. As Media Trackers reported Thursday, State Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton have introduced a bill that would repeal the existing prohibition on issuing sulfide ore mining permits. Tiffany told Media […]

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Money for a Trolley, But None for Cops?

When the sun sets on the mayoral tenure of Milwaukee’s Tom Barrett, what will his legacy be, exactly? For years now, Barrett has apparently wanted part of his legacy to be an ill-conceived streetcar project running through the city’s downtown. While the project is paid in part through federal funds, critics have long questioned its […]

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Lawmakers Propose Repealing Metallic Mineral Mining Ban

Two Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to lift Wisconsin’s longstanding moratorium on metallic mineral mining. The bill by State Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Rob Hutton repeals the existing prohibition on issuing sulfide ore mining permits. Current law prohibits the DNR from issuing any permits for the purpose of mining a sulfide ore body until […]

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Democrat Hypocrisy: Foxconn and Gogebic Taconite

Yet more complaints against the Foxconn deal from democrats emerge in their release of their “Weekly Democratic Radio Address” which raised concerns that have been already addressed and includes criticisms of Gov Walker that aren’t entirely true. In the radio address Senator Mark Miller brought up environmental concerns, the state budget, and the incentive package, all […]

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