Walker confident mining company will return
Gov. says mining bill would create jobs
Gov. Scott Walker said he is confident that mining company Gogebic Taconite will return to Wisconsin if the Legislature passes a bill making it easier for them to open an iron ore mine.
Walker made his comments Wednesday after a speech at Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, which has advocated for passage of a mining bill.
The Legislature could not reach agreement on a mining bill last year. Walker drew applause at his speech when he mentioned the need to pass a bill, saying it would bring thousands of jobs to northern Wisconsin where the mine would be located.
Florida-based Gogebic said it was giving up on the mine after the bill failed. But Walker said he thinks it
would come back if a bill similar to last year's passes.
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