MADISON – State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) teamed up with Senator Robert Jauch (D-Poplar) and 15 other Senate Democrats to kill a $1.5 billion iron mine that would have created thousands of high-wage jobs for decades in northwestern Wisconsin, WMC said Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Schultz and 16 Democrats voted against iron mining reforms, dooming a proposed mine in impoverished Iron County. Iron mine company executives have announced they are pulling out of Wisconsin.
WMC President\CEO Kurt R. Bauer issued the following comment:
“Senator Schultz and the Senate Democrats have failed the workers of Wisconsin by rejecting common sense iron mining reforms that would have protected the environment while allowing creation of thousands of family-supporting jobs. The rejection of this bill is a dark spot on what has otherwise been a very pro-jobs legislative session. The people of Wisconsin deserve better. Senator Schultz, Senator Jauch and the other Senate Democrats have denied families in northern Wisconsin the opportunity to secure their economic future with high-paying jobs.”
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Kurt R. Bauer, (608) 258-3400