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It is all but certain Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Wisconsin State Senators will face recall elections in 2012. Certification of the signatures is an ongoing process playing out in the courts and online, where you can watch Government Accountability Board employees work to verify signatures.
Last week, the Wisconsin Assembly passed the controversial iron ore mining legislation on a party-line vote with all the Republicans voting for AB 426 and all Democrats opposing it.
Proponents of the bill argue that the legislation will bring badly needed jobs to northern Wisconsin, where mining company Gogebic Taconite is planning to construct an iron ore mine. Opponents argue that mining will harm the environment. Proponents counter that the legislation will still require a mining company to obtain state and federal environmental permits and comply with all environmental regulations.
Survey of Mining Executives Reveals Perception that Wisconsin is a Worse Place to Mine than Third World CountriesSubmitted by Hamilton on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 2:40pm
Though Wisconsin has a rich history of mining, current perceptions of the state’s regulations and the administration of those regulations makes that history seem mythical. The state’s current reputation makes it one of the least likely mining sites in the world.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s 17th Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic Development will be held February 8-10 in Madison. The topic of this year’s conference is “The Power of Deliberate Practice”.
Business Day in Madison is scheduled for February 16th. Business Day will provide a preview of the hottest topics confronting our state and nation. In 2012, America will decide if we stay the course or go a new direction. Dominating the landscape will be the economy, the price of energy and the elections – the Three E’s of America’s future.