Thursday, November 7, 2013

Follow the Gogebic Money

As you might expect, Scott Walker has received the biggest bundle.


But among current legislators in the Assembly and Senate, Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) leads the pack.


Which is why it should come as no surprise to read these news items.  (Bold highlights added.)

Sen. Rob Cowles, R-Allouez, offered the amendment to Senate Bill 278, and it improves on the initial proposal by state Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst.  ("Editorial:  Mining bill changes don't go far enough."  Green Bay Press Gazette, 11/6/2013)

The bill [SB349] by Ballweg and Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) would specify that local governments could regulate sand mines by zoning, but not other means.  ("GOP bill would limit local regulation of sand mines" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/17/2013)

The proposal [SB1] accomplishes that, said one of its co-authors, Sen. Tom Tiffany, (R-Hazelhurst).New "Wisconsin mining bill to be first considered in new session".  (Milwaukee Business Journal, 1/16/2013)

Related posts:
Sand mine industry leaders put our minds at ease.  (11/5/2013) 
Scott Walker donor promises jobs, permanence for Independence and Whitehall residents.  (10/29/2013) 
Sen. Tom Tiffany's sand mine bill a hot potato.  (10/28/2013) 
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)

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