Two days after the Nov. 6 election in which Republicans retained dominion in the state Assembly and regained control of the Senate, a GOP assemblyman interviewed in the State Capitol press room identified Job No. 1: "We bring a mining bill that Dale Schultz can't stand in the way of."
Welcome to the smash-mouth world of Wisconsin politics. Schultz, R-Richland Center, a 30-year veteran lawmaker who not long ago served as the Senate majority leader, is seen by some as an obstacle to be bypassed on the way to revamping the state's mining laws.
Last March, Schultz refused to join his GOP Senate ...