Mining Bill Top Priority As WI Legislative Session Begins

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at 8:05 am

The 2013 legislative session is set to begin Tuesday at noon, and with it come a variety of hot topics which include the state’s top priority; the new mining bill that many lawmakers and citizens have awaited. In fact, party leaders stated Monday that it would be the very first bill they would introduce.

28 new lawmakers were sworn in on Monday afternoon. Of the 28 Wisconsin lawmakers, 13 are Republicans and 15 are Democrats. Similar to the past two years, the GOP controls the Senate and Assembly.

On the first day back, politicians are looking to form a common goal of cooperation.

Speaker Robin Vos has also openly stated he won’t allow a bill making Wisconsin a Right-to-Work state. Right-to-Work legislation that limited union power became law in nearby Michigan last December, despite protests.

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