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New mining bill expected to be presented this month

Walker, Tiffany say jobs, environment can be balanced

2:29 AM, Jan. 3, 2013
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stands in front of a giant Wisconsin flag as he speaks while visiting L&S Electric, Inc., in Weston, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, to push a new mining bill in the Wisconsin legislature.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stands in front of a giant Wisconsin flag as he speaks while visiting L&S Electric, Inc., in Weston, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, to push a new mining bill in the Wisconsin legislature.
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Republican leaders are calling legislation that would ease mining regulations and potentially create thousands of jobs in Wisconsin a top priority and plan to introduce the mining bill later this month.

Gov. Scott Walker visited L & S Electric in Weston on Wednesday, where he told about 40 employees that he was confident that the Republican-led Legislature will pass a bill to streamline the permitting process and create mining jobs in Wisconsin.

It was one of three stops Walker made Wednesday to push for new legislation; the others were at Valley Plating and Fabricating in Green Bay and ...

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