WMC Praises Senate Passage of Iron Mining Reforms

Historic Reforms Herald New Era of Job Creation MADISON – The state’s Chamber of Commerce and largest business association Wednesday praised the Wisconsin Senate for approving historic iron mining reforms that will herald a new era of job creation statewide. … Continued

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Iron Mining Reform

Repeated Polls Show Consistently Strong Voter Support MADISON – A new poll found that 62 percent of Wisconsin voters support iron mining reform pending at the Capitol, and those results are consistent with polls conducted for nearly a year, WMC … Continued

WMC Urges Swift Passage of Iron Mining Reforms

Two Committees OK Needed Reforms Today MADISON – The state’s chamber of commerce and largest business association commended lawmakers in both houses of the Legislature for passing iron mining reform legislation through the committee process today.  Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce … Continued

WMC Opposes Jauch Mining Tax Hike

Tonnage Tax Would Hurt Job Creation in Wisconsin MADISON – A new iron mining tonnage tax proposed by State Senator Robert Jauch (D-Poplar) would hurt mining prospects in northern Wisconsin and hurt the state’s business climate, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce … Continued

WMC Urges Passage of Iron Mining Reforms

Reforms Foster Job Creation, Environmental Protection MADISON – The state’s Chamber of Commerce and largest business association Wednesday urged the Legislature to pass comprehensive iron mining reforms to foster job creation, while protecting the environment. WMC Vice President of Government … Continued

WMC Commends Introduction of Mining Legislation

MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Wednesday commended the Legislature for acting swiftly to pass comprehensive iron mining reform that protects the environment and fosters high-wage job creation. On Wednesday, Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) and Senator Tom Tiffany … Continued

Legislature Must Seize Opportunity to Create Mining Jobs

News Column By Scott Manley, WMC Director of Energy and Environmental Policy An opportunity to create thousands of family-supporting jobs was lost earlier this year when the Senate fell one vote short of passing comprehensive mining reforms.  Wisconsin cannot afford … Continued

Lawmakers of Both Parties Learn About Mining Manufacturing

MILWAUKEE – A bi-partisan group of 39 legislators and legislative staff toured two of the world’s premier mining equipment manufacturers in Milwaukee on Thursday as the Legislature embarks on passage of mining legislation next year. The tours were sponsored by WMC, … Continued

Wisconsin Needs Significant Mining Reform

MADISON – Wisconsin needs significant reforms to its mining laws in order for the state to enjoy the positive benefits of environmentally safe iron mining, WMC said Thursday in testimony at the Capitol. WMC Environmental Policy Director Scott Manley said in … Continued

WMC Calls Schultz/Jauch Mining Bill Unserious

MADISON – WMC President/CEO Kurt Bauer released the following statement regarding Senate Bill 542 (SB 542), the Schultz/Jauch mining legislation: In the aftermath of the vote last week to reject the common sense mining reforms in Assembly Bill 426, certain … Continued