Public hearing on GOP mining bill: WednesdayA public hearing on the Republican iron ore mining bill will be held in Madison on Wednesday morning.
By: By Mike Simonson, Wisconsin Public Radio, Superior Telegram
A public hearing on the Republican iron ore mining bill will be held in Madison on Wednesday morning. The notice just went out Friday, which angers Democratic State Representative Janet Bewley, of Ashland. She says this late notice over a holiday weekend is a slap in the face to people in northern Wisconsin.
"It is absolutely clear they are not interested in how the people of the North feel unless they agree exactly with what they are doing,” Bewley said. “If you have a different opinion you are shut out, or you have to get in your car and drive all the way to Madison and wait in line, and hope that they'll hear you. I am stunned, myself: I thought I had seen it all."
The joint Senate/Assembly hearing begins at 9 a.m. Wedesday morning in the State Capital Building, room 411.
Democrats are scheduled to introduce their own mining bill next Tuesday.