MADISON, Wis. - One of the leaders of Wisconsin's largest lobbying groups said there should be no more discussions with lawmakers or anyone else about a mining bill until after the November elections.
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Vice President Jim Buchen made the comment in a July 19 letter to Wood Communications Group. That group handles communication work for the Wisconsin Mining Association.
Talks fell through earlier this year on a bill designed to get Gogebic Taconite to open a huge iron mine just south of Lake Superior.
Buchen said in the letter there will be "no substantive action" on any bill this year, and Republicans will have to take control of the Senate by at least two votes in order to pass a bill favored by the mining company.
- Today is tax day. Here's what you need to know
- LinkedIn brings in nearly $1 billion for Microsoft
- Uber's top self-driving car exec steps aside amid lawsuit
- A new NAFTA deal could bring jobs back - at a cost to Americans
- Curry's latest Under Armour shoe is underperforming
- Who will be the new enemy for Trump and the NRA?