Monday, October 28, 2013
Sen. Tom Tiffany's Sand Mine Bill a Hot Potato
Sand mine bill author concedes changes are needed. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/26/2013)
First of all, mining industry waterboy Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) admits that municipal officials have raised valid objections to SB349 that need to be addressed.
More tellingly, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington) sez the bill won't be scheduled for a vote until spring 2014 -- "at the earliest," according to Journal Sentinel reporter Lee Bergquist.
Not helping matters any further, Sen. Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) has expressed his opposition to the bill, and other (unnamed) Republican state senators "have raised questions about support for the bill".
Another Walker campaign donor for SB349. (10/25/2013)
Expensive to the Tune of $430, 505.49 (as of June 30, 2013). (10/25/2013)
The Nipper Chronicles: The frac sand mining masters speak. (10/18/2013)
Things aren't so tranquil in Glenwood City Wisconsin lately (10/10/2013)